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Lots of gold for vintners

An impressive 34 Gold Medals were handed out at the 28th Tasmanian Wine Show at Josef Chromy Wines, Relbia. Champion Wine of Show went to the 2011 Heemskerk Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling, reflecting the ascendancy of sparkling wine in the State of Islands. Samantha Connew's 2016 Stargazer Chardonnay collected a gold medal and took out the People's Choice Award. New Zealand-born Ms Connew bought a vineyard in the Coal River Valley in 2016 to grow grapes for her solo winemaking venture, Stargazer. “The varieties I care about — riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir — I mean they can all be grown in other places in Australia, but to make the best examples of all three, Tasmania was the only option,” Ms Connew told News Corp. “And for me the attraction of working with the fruit here is that it doesn’t require too much stuffing around, it doesn’t need any acid additions, so basically you can ferment it, chuck it in oak and get it into bottle.” Led by Chairman Huon Hooke and Emeritus Chairman, James Halliday, the judging panel said the high medal strike rate was a reflection of the quality of Tasmanian wine.

8 March 2018, Edition 192

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