In a stunning display of viticultural excellence, two South Australian wines have clinched top honours at the esteemed New World Wine Challenge, an exclusive international competition showcasing the finest wines from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the USA.
The St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2020 and Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018 have emerged victorious, awarded prestigious trophies in the esteemed competition.
The competition, held in Sydney featured a rigorous selection process with wines chosen by prominent wine judges from the New World.
The judging panel included leading Masters of Wine such as Huon Hooke (Australia), Jane Skilton MW (New Zealand), Toni Paterson MW, and Anthony Mueller from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
St Hugo, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley at Rowland Flat, has a rich winemaking history dating back to its inception in 1983.
Named in honor of Hugo Gramp, the founder of Jacob’s Creek winery, St Hugo is celebrated for its robust and elegant red wines. The St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2020, renowned for its depth, intensity, and aging potential, reflects the unique terroir and winemaking heritage of the Barossa Valley.
This wine’s maturation process in oak for 18 months contributes to its complex and refined character.
Yalumba’s The Caley, a blend of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Barossa Shiraz, epitomizes the fusion of two noble varieties and two iconic Australian wine regions.
Named after Fred Caley Smith, Yalumba’s adventurous son, The Caley represents the zenith of the winery’s pursuit of winemaking excellence. The 2018 vintage is celebrated for its deep, dense color and expressive aromatics, combining the essence of blackcurrant and dark cherry with the distinctive cool iodine and leafy notes characteristic of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.
The triumph of these South Australian wines at the New World Wine Challenge is a testament to the state’s rich viticultural legacy and its position as a powerhouse in the global wine industry.
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