Sanguine Estate Awarded Top Prize

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The Hunter family’s Sanguine Estate has taken out the premier Heathcote Wine Show Award – the Grand Terroir – for a second year.

The award was presented on Saturday night following two days of judging by a panel chaired by new Australian Grape and Wine Authority acting chairman, former Yalumba chief winemaker Brian Walsh.

Sanguine Estate had two of the three finalists in the Grand Terroir which judged for a wine’s quality, consistency and style across three shiraz wines spanning a minimum of four vintages for one singular wine label.

Other finalists were Sanguine’s winning 2013 Grand Terroir wine the Progeny Shiraz and Heathcote Estate’s Single Vineyard Shiraz.

2014 Saint Martin Heathocte Wine Show Major Trophies

HEATHCOTE GRAND TERROIR 2014: Sanguine Estate Estate Shiraz. Other finalists: Heathcote Estate Single Vineyard Shiraz, Sanguine Estate Progeny Shiraz.
Best shiraz: Heathcote Wine Hub 2012 Wine Hub Shiraz.
Best wine other than shiraz: Downing Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Best single vineyard wine: She Oak Hill 2012 Estate Shiraz
White Table Wines Vintage 2012 – 2014 – Trophy and gold medal: Chalmers 2012 Montevecchio Bianco

Shiraz Table Wines Vintage 2012 and 2013 – Trophy: Heathcote Wine Hub 2012 Wine Hub Shiraz.
Gold medals: Sanguine Estate 2012 Progeny Shiraz, Tar + Roses 2013 Shiraz, Devils Cave 2013 Vineyard Shiraz, Ellis Wines 2012 Signature Label Premium Shiraz, Heathcote Wine Hub, 2012 Wine Hub Shiraz, She Oak Hill 2012 Shiraz, Seppelt 2012 Drives Shiraz.

Shiraz Table Wines Vintage 2009 to 2011 – Trophy: Armchair Critic 2010 The Reserve Shiraz.
Gold medals: Armchair Critic 2010 The Reserve Shiraz, Heathcote Winery 2010 Mail Coach Shiraz, Heathcote Winery 2010 The Wilkins Shiraz, Hennings 2011 Shiraz.

Shiraz Table Wines Vintage 2008 and older – Trophy: Heathcote Winery 2008 Mail Coach Shiraz.
Gold medals: Sanguine Estate 2006 Shiraz, Tatiarra 2008 Cambrian Shiraz, Heathcote Winery 2008 Mail Coach Shiraz, Heathcote Winery 2004 Curagee Shiraz.

Mediterranean Style Red Varieties – Trophy and gold medal: Sanguine Estate 2013 Tempranillo.

Cabernet Family Red Wines – Trophy: Downing Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Gold medals: Nobel Red 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Downing Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

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