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Trio of Gold Medals at NZ International Wine Show

  • by Mikela Dennison

After several months of delay due to Covid, the prestigious New Zealand International Wine Show has now been judged - and the results were truly worth the wait! 

Trio of gold medals 

Our team is proud to announce that three of our most premium wines have been awarded gold medals in the competition. 

The te Pa 2019 Reserve Collection 'St. Leonard's' Chardonnay, the cult-favourite (sold out) te Pa 2020 Chardonnay, and the stunning, aromatic te Pa 2020 Riesling, have all been highly awarded and received some new award bling. 

About the te Pa Reserve Collection 'St. Leonard's' Chardonnay 

The 'big brother' of our Champion te Pa Chardonnay. This is a refined, sophisticated expression of single vineyard Marlborough fruit from the St. Leonard's vineyard in the Central Wairau Valley sub-region. 

Apple crumble and marzipan notes are supported by primary aromas of lemon, peach and fig with subtle jasmine and citrus blossom florals. Some high-quality oak adds a wisp of smoke and some vanilla, flint, and caramel notes. The palate is beautifully textured, with almond, citrus rind, and spice flavours sprinkled over a core of crème brülée. A subtle oyster shell minerality gives way to a long lingering finish.

Our winemaker recommends pairing this epic wine with delicate tempura-battered courgette flowers, or a decadent Carbonara. 

Shop the critically acclaimed te Pa Reserve Chardonnay here.

About the te Pa 2020 Riesling: 

Our crowd favourite te Pā Riesling is made in a dry style (balanced by a hint of sweetness). The winemaking was kept as simple as possible in order to attain a pristine and pure fruit expression.

This gorgeous single-vineyard wine possesses a lovely bouquet of citrus blossom, mandarin peel, honey and ginger. The palate has lemon, melon, and green apple flavours, with a touch of spice, a hint of sweetness, a waxy texture, and a crisp drying finish.

Our winemaker suggests pairing this stunning Riesling with fresh oysters, white fish, kina (sea urchin), or with spicy foods. Shop here.

About the te Pa 2020 Chardonnay 

*Please note this gorgeous wine is now sold out - looking for a fabulous alternative? Try our gorgeous Reserve Collection Chardonnay instead*

We released our first vintage Chardonnay in 2015, and since then, this acclaimed wine has shaped up to be one of our most critically awarded, sold out wines to date.

This ripe and attractive Chardonnay has bright aromatics of stone fruit, florals and toasted nuts. It has a generous palate with some mealy complexity and textural characteristics. Notes of nectarine and almonds supported by gentle oak spice. Hints of citrus, balanced acidity, and a fine phenolic profile keeps this Chardonnay refreshing on the palate. Some flint and smoky oak notes adding further intrigue as the wine builds in the glass.

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle, you can pair this exceptional wine with a truffle pasta, classic roast chicken, or simply enjoy it by itself.

Want to try something similar? Shop the gold medal-winning Reserve Collection Chardonnay.  

Get in touch to stock or list these wines

We would love to hear from wine trade who are interested in stocking or listing these gold medal wines. Please get in touch with us directly via mikela@tepawines.com and we will look after you. 


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