Bay winemaker strikes gold in Bordeaux competition (NZ)
A Hawke’s Bay wine has hit the spot in one of the world’s most prestigious wine districts – Bordeaux in France. The Councours Mondial du Savignon, staged in the heart of the European winemaking region, is a varietal-based competition which draws the best of Sauvignon Blanc wines from around the world. The judges gave a winning nod to the Esk Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011, which took the gold medal in the non-oaked Sauvignon section. It was the only Hawke’s Bay winery to score in the competition, reports Hawke’s Bay Today.