Monday 24 September 2018

Ripper Riesling the star of the 2018 Barossa Wine Show

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Winemakers love Riesling and so do judges and this year the variety dominated the 2018 Barossa Wine Show.

Peter Lehmann Wines 2015 Wigan Riesling won several trophies including Wine of Show. The Best 2018 Riesling went to Rieslingfreak No. 4 Eden Valley Riesling, made by John Hughes (pictured).

The judges said, “It’s classes like this (2017 Riesling) that keep us coming back to judge wine shows. Some truly beautiful examples of one of the region’s true treasures.”

Quin Wines celebrated four wins in their first year of entry including Best 2016 Shiraz, Best 2017 Shiraz, Best Shiraz (classes 9, 10 & 11) and Most Successful Exhibitor – Small Producer. Owner Andrew Quin said, “The 2016 Shiraz class in particular was amazing and it was a nice surprise to come out on top.”

Barossa Grenache continued its charge with St John’s Road awarded the Rod Schubert Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine for its 2017 The Resilient Grenache.

Nigel Westblade, Darren Schultz and Margaret Lehmann.


TROPHY WINNERS

RIEDEL BEST IN CLASS
Best Sparkling Wine: Teusner Wines 2010 MC Sparkling Shiraz
Best Red Wine – Other blends: Yalumba 2016 Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier
Best 2018 Red Wine: Tscharke Wines 2018 Matching Socks Touriga
Best Red Fortified Wine: Saltram Wine Estate NV Mr Pickwick Rare Tawny
Best Museum White Fortified Wine: Grant Burge Wines NV PX Black Apera
Best Museum Red Fortified Wine: Liebichwein NV Rare Tawny

John Evans of SEAM with Marc van Halderen.

THE PERNOD RICARD WINEMAKERS–L HUGO GRAMP MEMORIAL TROPHY – Best 2018 Riesling
Rieslingfreak No. 4 Eden Valley Riesling

THE COZWINE TROPHY: Best 2017 and older Riesling
Peter Lehmann Wines 2015 Wigan Riesling

THE PROWINE TROPHY: Best Semillon
Peter Lehmann Wines 2012 Margaret Semillon

THE BARREL FINANCE & LOGISTICS TROPHY: Best Chardonnay
St Hugo 2017 Eden Valley Chardonnay

THE LAFFORT AUSTRALIA TROPHY: Best White Wine – other Varieties or Blends
The Yalumba Winne Company 2017 The Virgilius Viognier

THE KWIK KOPY NORWOOD TROPHY: Best Rose
Grant Burge Wines 2018 Pinot Rose

Louisa Rose with Simon Joy.

THE SEAM TROPHY: Best Sweet Wine
The Yalumba Wine Company 2017 Heggies Vineyard Estate Botrytis Riesling

THE TANUNDA CELLARS TROPHY: Best 2017 Shiraz
Quin Wines 2017 Eden Valley Shiraz

THE SAURY TROPHY: Best 2016 Shiraz
Quin Wines 2016 Barossa Valley Shiraz

THE BAROSSA AUTO GROUP TROPHY: Best 2015 and older Shiraz
Saltram Wine Estate 2014 No. 1 Shiraz

THE KEG FACTORY TROPHY: Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Grant Burge Wines 2016 Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon

THE A STILLER COOPERS TROPHY: Best Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon blend
Jacob’s Creek 2014 Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

THE VINPAC INTERNATIONAL TROPHY: Best Grenache
St John’s Road 2017 The Resilient Grenache

THE BOB MCLEAN MEMORIAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY LALLEMAND AUSTRALIA: Best Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre blend
St Hugo 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro

THE JBG ARCHITECTS TROPHY: Best Red Wine – other varieties
Peter Lehmann Wines 2017 Hill & Valley Tempranillo

THE CLASSIC OAK PRODUCTS TROPHY: Best Museum Red Wine
Saltram Wine Estate 2012 Edward Salter Cabernet Sauvignon

THE TARAC TECHNOLOGIES TROPHY: Best Fortified Wine
Grant Burge Wines NV PX Black Apera

Tony Marshall with Graeme Little of Seguin Moreau.

THE BAROSSA CELLAR TROPHY: The Chairman’s Selection
Wolf Blass Wines 2016 Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon

THE AP JOHN COOPERS TROPHY: Best Shiraz
Quin Wines 2016 Barossa Valley Shiraz

THE PETER LEHMANN PERPETUAL TROPHY: Outstanding Wine of Provenance
Peter Lehmann Wines Wigan Riesling 2002, 201 & 2018

THE HAHN CORPORATION TROPHY: Most Outstanding Barossa White Wine
Peter Lehmann Wines 2015 Wigan Riesling

THE ROD SCHUBERT TROPHY: Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine
St John’s Road 2017 The Resilient Grenache

THE SEGUIN MOREAU TROPHY: Most Outstanding Single Vineyard Wine
Peter Lehmann Wines 2015 Wigan Riesling

THE COOPERAGES 1912 AUSTRALIA TROPHY: Most Successful Exhibitor – Small Producer
Quin Wines

THE MULTI-COLOR BAROSSA TROPHY: Most Successful Exhibitor – Medium Producer
Murray Street Vineyards

THE AHRENS TROPHY: Most Successful Exhibitor: Large Producer
Wolf Blass Wines

THE MTA- MOBILE TRAVEL AGENTS/QATAR AIRWAYS TROPHY: Most Outstanding Barossa Wine
Peter Lehmann Wines 2015 Wigan Riesling

Marie Clay. Photos: John Kruger

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