Two Double Golds at China Wine Awards
The latest accolade for the Marlborough heritage brand includes two double gold medals for the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and the Pinot Gris from the same vintage. The te Pā Pinot Noir was awarded a gold medal in the competition. Bronze medals were given to the Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc OKE.
The awards are the largest and most prestigious wine and spirits competitions in China, with 100 judges blind tasting entries from 35 countries. te Pā’s proprietor Haysley MacDonald and chief winemaker Liam McElhinney say they are delighted with the recent results.
MacDonald says of the brand’s most recent win: “The awards are fiercely competitive because the Chinese market is so important to wine producers already operating in the market and also for those looking to enter the region, so to have our entire range receive medals is a really positive indicator that te Pā will be well received in Asia.
McElhinney says the quality of the fruit and the land shines through in the 2013 vintage: “Our approach is to let the quality of the fruit speak for itself so we try not to intervene too much in the wine-making process, and as a result our 2013 vintage has produced some exceptional wines and flavours that we are proud to bring to the world.”