Wine show quality improves for 2016
ALMOST 20 amateur wine makers entered a total of 68 bottles of wine in this year’s Mansfield Amateur Wine Show.
The best whites were a Pinot Gris by David Hart from Frankston, with a score of 17.5, and a sparkling Chardonnay by Pepi Buden of Merrijig – also scoring a 17.5.
The winning red of the current vintage was a 2016 Tempranillo by Peter Enness, from Bittern, with a score of 18.
The award for Overall Best Wine of the show was a draw between a 2012 Shiraz by Alex Carter of Tatura and a fig – country wine – by David Hart again with his 2016 vintage.
The judges this year for the grape wines were Malcolm Kinloch and Geoff Arson.
Both were heard to remark that though the number of entries were down on last year, the quality of those that were entered was remarkably improved on previous years.
The country wines were judged by Jacques Garnier who was ably assisted by Max Davies.
All wines were judged for their colour and clarity - each worth three points – their bouquet, which was worth seven points and up to 10 points was awarded for the wines’ palettes.
Thanks were expressed to the sponsors of the show who were the Mansfield Secondary College, Aussie Brewmakers, Delatite Wines and Ros Ritchie Wines.
JUDGES: Two of the judges involved with this year’s Amateur Wine Show were Geoff Arson and Jacques Garnier.
WINNERS: Although the number of entries in the wine show was down on last year’s, judges remarked that the quality had dramatically improved.