LONDON, September 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Australian wines have beaten the rest of the world in six categories at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), the world's largest wine competition, winning the most International Trophies out of any country. The winners of these prestigious top accolades were announced last night in London, at the DWWA's 10th anniversary dinner at the Royal Opera House.
"Australia's wine industry is blessed with many talented individuals, and here we see that hard work on both small family-owned vineyards and at larger wineries has kept the country at the top internationally", commented Steven Spurrier, the DWWA's Chairman, on Australia's success.
Among the International Trophy winners was Eden Spring's High Eden Riesling 2008, which achieved great success when it picked up its second International Trophy in a year. Hailing from the cool-climate Eden Valley region in South Australia, this win shows just why Eden Valley Riesling is considered a New World classic.
The other International Trophies awarded to Australian wines were: Chardonnay over £15, White Single-Varietal under £15, Red Blend over £15, Red Rhône Varietal over £15 and Sweet Fortified under £15.
32 International Trophies were awarded in total, competed for by over 14,000 wines at this year's DWWA, and recipients collected their certificates from Steven Spurrier on stage at the black-tie affair, which was attended by nominees and members of the international wine trade.
Australia's six DWWA 2013 International Trophy winners are as follows:
Riesling over £15 - Eden Springs, High Eden Riesling, Eden Valley, South Australia 2008
Chardonnay over £15 - Josef Chromy, Chardonnay, Tasmania 2011
White Single-Varietal under £15 - McGuigan, Bin 9000 Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales 2007
Red Rhône Varietal over £15 - Credaro Family Estate, Beach Head Shiraz, Margaret River, Western Australia 2011
Red Blend over £15 - Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz, South Australia 2010
Sweet Fortified under £15 - Campbells, Topaque, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia NV
Notes to editors:
The DWWA 2013 was judged by a panel of over 200 wine merchants, sommeliers, journalists and authors from 27 countries, including 75 Masters of Wine and 13 Master Sommeliers.
The DWWA 2013 results are available online now at http://www.decanter.com/dwwa with the International Trophy results following on 5 September 2013.
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SOURCE Decanter World Wine Awards