Top 50 wines are flying off the shelves
The 2016 New World Wine Awards Top 50 wines are more
popular than ever with several already close to selling out just 10
days since the results were announced.
Jim Harré, chair of the independent expert judging
panel, says each wine entered in the competition must have at least
5,000 bottles available for sale, so there is good availability of
the award-winning wines.
"Given that all wines entered must also be priced
under $25, and the increasing recognition among wine lovers of the
calibre of this influential wine show, it's not surprising that
these award-winning wines are proving so popular," says Mr
The Champion Chardonnay, Clearview Estate Beachhead
Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015 and the Champion Single Red Varietal,
Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and five other
Gold Medal-winning wines are now very low in stock nationwide:
• Saint Clair James Sinclair Marlborough Chardonnay
• Henry's Drive Pillar Box Red Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
• Goldfields Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
• Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2015
• Waimea Nelson Pinot Gris 2015
While there may be limited opportunities for wine
lovers to find these wines in their local New World, the good news
is there are lots of other Gold Medal wines to choose from. These
are showcased in New World supermarkets nationwide, in the New
World Wine Awards 2016 catalogue and online.
This year there were 1,319 entries in the New World
Wine Awards. The 13-strong independent panel of wine experts who
judged the wines using the same internationally recognised points
system as all other major wine shows, awarded 88 Gold, 192 Silver
and 499 Bronze medals. The best wines in each category were then
re-tasted to determine the Champion wine of each key varietal.