- Wednesday 8 August 2018
- Written by Admin
Heathcote Estate has taken out the major Heathcote Grand Terroir trophy at this year’s Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show.
The award was presented at Saturday’s Showcase of the Region dinner attended attended by more than 150 people who enjoyed a menu prepared by Frank Camorra of top Melbourne restaurant MoVida and Trufflepig Catering, matched with trophy and gold medal winning wines from the show.
Luke Lomax, who had also been chief steward for the show, accepted the HGT from winegrowers’ association president Gary Harbor.
The HGT is judged for quality and consistency over three vintages - Heathcote Estate entering its 2012, 2014 and 2017 Single Vineyard Shiraz.
Chairman of judges Sue Bell has been part of the Heathcote Wine Show since its inception six years and ago said the region had shown remarkable growth in its wines over that time.
Sanguine Estate will represent the Heathcote region in the Victorian Wine Awards later this year with its 2017 Progeny Shiraz that collected trophies four trophies at the show – best wine made and grown in Heathcote, best single vineyard, best shiraz and best young shiraz.
In the shiraz classes, the flagship variety of the region, judges said the eight gold medal wines showed a wonderful array of styles highlighting the diversity of the region’s microclimates with 2017 vintages displaying good viticulture and winemaking.
And when it came to Mediterranean classes, enthusiasm of judges rose again. “Bling, bling, bling – what a great class to judge. Heathcote’s second gold rush – serious excitement and diversity here,” they said.
The show attracted record entries from across Australia as it continues to become one of the nation’s leading regional shows.
A total of 155 medals, including 27 gold, were awarded over two days of judging.
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Heathcote Grand Terroir Heathcote Estate Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012, 2014, 2017 (Gary Harbor and Luke Lomax)
Best Wine Grown and Made in Heathcote Sanguine Estate 2017 Progeny Shiraz (Stephen Trompp and Mark Hunter)
Best Single Vineyard Sanguine Estate 2017 Progeny Shiraz
Best Shiraz Sanguine Estate 2017 Progeny Shiraz
Best Other Wine Tar & Roses 2017 Heathcote Tempranillo
Chairman’s Trophy Galli Estate 2017 Camelback Montepulciano
Best Sparkling Wine DeBortoli Wines NV Woodfired Shiraz (Steph Ryan MP presents to Brian Dwyer)
Best White Wine Tellurian 2017 Viognier (Greater Bendigo Mayor Margaret O'Rourke - Tobias Anstead
Best Rosé Style Wine Chalmers 2017 Rosato (Cr Yvonne Wrigglesworth and Kim Chalmers)
Best Young Shiraz Sanguine Estate 2017 Progeny Shiraz
Best Older Shiraz Condie Estate 2015 The Gwen Shiraz (George Zaahl and Richie Condie)
Best Museum Shiraz She-Oak Hill Vineyard 2012 Estate Shiraz (Adrian Weston and Jane Leckie)
Best Mediterranean (Single) Tar & Roses 2017 Tempranillo (Campaspe Mayor Adrian Weston and Narelle King)
Best Mediterranean (Blend) DeBortoli Wines 2017 Villages Tempranillo, Touriga
Best Cabernet Paul Osicka Wines 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon