Dom­i­nant state of west pro­duce

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Wine - with John Jens

YOU will never read about it on­line or in the na­tional wine press, but the re­cent WA share of tro­phies and gold medals on our na­tional wine show cir­cuit con­firms this State’s dom­i­nance in the sauvi­gnon blanc, SSB blends, chardon­nay, caber­net and red Bordeaux classes.

Aus­tralia has a seven-cap­i­tal city wine show sys­tem and each awards a tro­phy for the best of each of the most im­por­tant wine va­ri­eties.

In the lat­est two cap­i­tal city wine show re­sults to be an­nounced, from Ade­laide and Melbourne, WA gained six of the 14 chardon­nay gold medals at the for­mer and six of 22 at Melbourne.

The west has won four of five of 2016’s cap­i­tal city Best Chardon­nay tro­phies.

In Ade­laide, WA gained 18 of the 19 medals awarded in the 2016 semil­lon and sauvi­gnon blanc blend class and 14 out of 14 at Melbourne.

In the 2016 sauvi­gnon blanc classes, three of the six gold medals at Ade­laide and all three gold medals awarded at Melbourne came to the west.

When it comes to caber­net sauvi­gnon, the west, as al­ways, re­mains dom­i­nant.

WA gained 12 of the 28 caber­net and red Bordeaux blend gold medals at Ade­laide and 12 of 23 at Melbourne.

All five of the cap­i­tal city Best Caber­net Sauvi­gnon tro­phies awarded this year have been won by WA wines.

Deep Woods’ Re­serve caber­net sauvi­gnon 2014 won both the Best Caber­net Sauvi­gnon and the Jimmy Wat­son tro­phy (for Best One or Two Year Old Red Wine) at Melbourne.

It gave Deep Woods its third con­sec­u­tive Best Caber­net tro­phy there, as well as two of the past three at Ade­laide.

In other news, at Ade­laide, Houghton gained eight red wine gold medals rang­ing from an un­der $10 Red Clas­sic to the 2013 Jack Mann at $130.

Deep Woods Es­tate wine­maker Daniel Stocker, op­er­a­tions wine­maker Emma Gille­spie and chief wine­maker Ju­lian Lang­wor­thy.

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