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Richmond Plains wins at Sydney International Wine Competition.
Richmond Plains has won the Trophy for the best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition.
Richmond Plains Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from Nelson was awarded the Trophy ahead of other top gold medal winning wines from around the world. This is also the first New Zealand organic and biodynamic wine to be awarded this major honour at this show.
"We were very excited to be awarded a Gold Medal and to be selected as one of the top 100 entrants to this show (which is limited to 2000 entries from around the world) as well as being awarded a Blue Gold for excellence in food and wine matching. Wining the Trophy is certainly the icing on the cake" said owner Lars Jensen.
The Sydney Show differs from many as it not only awards the best tasting wines, they are also judged to find out which wines best match food. The Blue Gold is awarded for food matching. The Richmond Plains Sauvignon Blanc was paired with Celebrity Chef Michael Manner's goats curd tartlet with asparagus and herbs.
This is the second International Trophy in a row for consecutive Sauvignon Blanc vintages awarded to Richmond Plains. Its 2010 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded the Trophy for Best of Show Organic & Biodynamic wine at the Hong Kong International Wine Challenge in 2011.
"We are thrilled to win this trophy for our wine and it is wonderful recognition for all the hard work the team puts into making our wine" said winemaker Steve Gill. "We strive hard to work With Nature in our organic and biodynamic vineyards to produce balanced wines that not only taste great but are good for you and the environment"
Established in 1991 and exclusively organic since inception, this small family vineyard in Nelson is an organic and biodynamic specialist - the first New Zealand winery to achieve both certifications. Richmond Plains produced New Zealand's first ever Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Blanc de Noir from certified organic and biodynamic grapes.