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