The New World Wine Awards is one of New Zealand's most loved wine competitions, with a growing reputation as a show that highlights fantastic, well-priced, New Zealand made wines.
To have not one but two wines take out gold medals in the uber competitive awards show is a real coup and it's a result we're really proud of. Keep reading to find out which of our wines made the cut!
te Pa 2019 Chardonnay: Gold Medal, 95 points, Top 50 Wines under $25.
This is the second year in a row that our te Pa Chardonnay has taken out a spot in the NWWA Top 50 Wines under $25, which demonstrates what a consistent and high quality style this wine is made in.
In fact, this year, our te Pa 2019 Chardonnay was one of just FIVE Chardonnay to win a gold medal in that varietal category!
We are salivating over the NWWA judges' comments for our 2019 Chardonnay:
From a winery with extraordinary sites of great historic value, try this Chardonnay with grilled portobello mushrooms, cooked with grated lemon rind, parsley and a small squeeze of garlic – perfect with crusty bread as a light lunch or served as evening tapas. The wine has beautiful aromas of perfumed white flowers and citrus. The palate is creamy with textured richness and flavours of pink grapefruit and well-integrated vanilla oak.
How delicious does that sound? This well-integrated and balanced wine is just perfect for spring and summer drinking, as well as for special occasions.
te Pa 2019 Sauvignon Blanc: Gold Medal, 95 points
We're over the moon that our flagship te Pa Sauvignon Blanc wine was also awarded a gold medal and 95 points. This gorgeous wine really is a taste of Marlborough in a glass, with a 50 / 50 blend of our two key vineyard estates in the lower Wairau Valley and the Awatere Valley.
Check out our winemaker Sam Bennett's tasting notes for this beautifully-crafted Marlborough Sauv Blanc:
This wine delivers aromatics of citrus, stone fruit, florals and nettles. The palate is concentrated and vibrant, with gooseberry, tarragon, black currant and nectarine flavours. A refreshingly crisp finish is supported gentle herb and intriguing mineral notes. This wine is a great match with all seafood, particularly shellfish. The crisp flavours work well with fresh summer salads or try it with a soft goat cheese.
Browse the full list of New World Wine Awards gold medal winners by clicking here.