Sanguine Estate has taken out the Grand Terroir for the second year in a row.BARBARA SUNGAILA August 7, 2014 3:28am
The Hunter family’s Sanguine Estate has taken out the premier Heathcote Wine Show award, the Grand Terroir, for a second year.
The award was presented on Saturday night, following two days of judging at the second annual show by panel chair Australian Grape and Wine Authority acting chair and former Yalumba chief winemaker Brian Walsh.
Mr Walsh told Heathcote winemakers the standard of their wines had stepped up another notch in the past year.
‘‘We have looked for wines with balance and harmony, wines with grace,’’ Mr Walsh said.
He said the Heathcote Wine Show was a celebration for the region’s winemaking community.
‘‘Heathcote has a lot of respect in the Australian wine community,’’ Mr Walsh said.
Sanguine Estate had two of the three finalists in the Grand Terroir, which judged for a wine’s quality, consistency and style across three shiraz wines spanning a minimum of four vintages for one singular wine label.
Other finalists were Sanguine’s winning 2013 Grand Terroir wine, the Progeny Shiraz, and Heathcote Estate’s Single Vineyard Shiraz.
Wine show committee chairman Graeme Quigley said judges had awarded 19 gold medals for the 2014 show.
‘‘The show puts our wines under the scrutiny of highly respected judges from around Australia and the number of gold medals awarded this year again reinforces the standing of Heathcote wines on the national and international stages,’’ Mr Quigley said.
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