2014 will be marked by surprises, something that should be very welcome by global consumers, because it would help them to open their minds and palates. A South African Sauvignon Blanc over New Zealand´s or a Chilean Riesling highlights some of Australia’s best representatives. Somewhat more surprising is an Aussie Malbec chosen over many from Argentina. And there is revenge at the hands of Argentina’s Syrah. The United States has taken one of the most competitive classes of the show; Bordeaux Blends, and New Zealand has dominated the Chardonnay class.
Fabricio Portelli

2014 Chairman:
Fabricio Portelli – Argentina

Nation of Show:
New Zealand

Joint Wines of Show:
New Zealand – Dog Point Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
South Africa – Silverthorn The Green Man Sparkling Blanc de Blancs 2011

Red Wine of Show:
New Zealand – Dog Point Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

White Wine of Show:
South Africa – Silverthorn The Green Man Sparkling Blanc de Blancs 2011

2014 JOINT Wine of Show

Silverthorn
The Green Man Sparkling Blanc de Blancs 2011

Winemaker: John Loubser
Region: South Africa

Silverthorn is the Loubsers’ very small 10 hectares farm out in Robertson 200Km from Cape Town. They began their wine making venture exactly 10 years ago with the aim to specialise in Methode Cap Classique only. Robertson is a region well known for excellent Chardonnays and they are fortunate enough to have rocky, very lime-rich, soil and this was one of the determining factors for them to produce a Blanc de Blancs.

Dog Point Vineyard
Pinot Noir 2012

Winemakers: Matthew Sutherland & Murray Cooke
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Located in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region, Dog Point Vineyard produces wines that respect the natural integrity of the land from which they are made and reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them. All fruit is estate grown, low cropped and hand-picked.

Six Nations Results History

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