It was another year of changes at the Six Nations Wine Challenge, with Canada entering for the first time, and two new faces at the judging tables. They were Canadian judge Christopher Waters and our new USA representative, Jon Bonné. Both fitted into the competition seamlessly, and both achieved plenty of success with their wine selections.
Huon Hooke – Australia
Nation of Show:
Wine of Show:
USA – Roederer Estate L’Ermitage Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2007
Red Wine of Show:
New Zealand – Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014
White Wine of Show:
USA – Anthony Road Dry Riesling 2014
2016 Wine of Show
L’Ermitage Brut Chardonnay, Pinot Noir 2007
Winemaker: Arnaud Weyrich
Region: Anderson Valley, CA, USA
Roederer Estate Brut is the first California sparkling wine to be produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, further building upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking from this family owned company. Roederer’s unique winemaking style is based on two elements: complete ownership of its vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year’s blend or cuvée.