More gold medals for Gisborne wines

Average quality of the wines 'very high'.

Average quality of the wines 'very high'.

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More gold medals have been awarded for wines produced from Gisborne grapes, this time in the annual New Zealand Wine of the Year awards where more than 1200 wines from around the country were judged.

In all, 75 gold medals were awarded and three of them went to Gisborne wines.

Chair of Judges Warren Gibson said it was particularly pleasing to see a spread of gold medals throughout the majority of the New Zealand’s wine regions.

“The larger areas of Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago again took out the lion’s share of the awards, with multiple golds also given to the Gisborne, Nelson and Canterbury regions.

“The average quality of the wines was very high, with a strong return of both silver and bronze medals suggesting the current vintages of 2018 and 2019 are both good ones.”

In the “Sparkling” division of the competition, of the three gold medals awarded two went to Lindauer for their Special Reserve Blanc de Blanc Gisborne NV and Special Reserve Vintage Brut Gisborne 2017.

The other Gisborne gold came in the “Other Varieties White” division where the Left Field Albariño, Gisborne 2018 won gold, again from Gisborne grown grapes.

Several other golds were awarded to Gisborne-grown wines earlier this month.

More gold medals have been awarded for wines produced from Gisborne grapes, this time in the annual New Zealand Wine of the Year awards where more than 1200 wines from around the country were judged.

In all, 75 gold medals were awarded and three of them went to Gisborne wines.

Chair of Judges Warren Gibson said it was particularly pleasing to see a spread of gold medals throughout the majority of the New Zealand’s wine regions.

“The larger areas of Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago again took out the lion’s share of the awards, with multiple golds also given to the Gisborne, Nelson and Canterbury regions.

“The average quality of the wines was very high, with a strong return of both silver and bronze medals suggesting the current vintages of 2018 and 2019 are both good ones.”

In the “Sparkling” division of the competition, of the three gold medals awarded two went to Lindauer for their Special Reserve Blanc de Blanc Gisborne NV and Special Reserve Vintage Brut Gisborne 2017.

The other Gisborne gold came in the “Other Varieties White” division where the Left Field Albariño, Gisborne 2018 won gold, again from Gisborne grown grapes.

Several other golds were awarded to Gisborne-grown wines earlier this month.

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