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Barossa Back With The Full Bottle

By Friday 17 September 2021No Comments

After a condensed show in 2020, the full complement of 30 trophies for the 2021 Barossa Wine Show were announced last night.

Saltram No. 1 Shiraz (2018), a wine of “great power, complexity, balance and true expression of Barossa” was awarded the top prize – the Orora Beverages Trophy for Most Outstanding Barossa Wine (Wine of Show).

Winemaker Sue Bell joined Barossa Wine Show as chair of judges for her first year in 2021.

“What an honour it is to judge at the Barossa wine show, such a proud region steeped in culture and history,” she says.

“A region that is bold and confident in who they are.

“Given the times we find ourselves in it is also a real privilege to gather and share stories of wine history and current innovations that respect our regions.

“Many of the winemakers normally travelling across the globe spruiking Barosssa are here immersed in the seasons, their cellars and with their viticultural and winemaking teams, so while we saw some great highlights this week, maybe the best is yet to come if seasons are kind to us.”

Riesling also shone throughout the tasting, particularly the Leo Buring Leonay Riesling, claiming a total of five trophies, including the coveted Peter Lehmann Perpetual Trophy for White Wine of Provenance.

Like the trophies’ namesake, the wines awarded in the Provenance classes show a commitment to consistent dedication to capturing the best expression of Barossa. Wines of Provenance, judged across three vintages from current release to at least 10 years old, are a window into the long term thinking of a producer, their focus on a wine style, ageability, adapting to seasons, climate change and a flow of winemakers or sites.

Sue Bell says, “Highlights of this year’s show were the provenance classes. A rare insight into the longevity and consistency of some sites and winemaking culture. The top examples speak of Barossa in style, quality and pride of place. A reminder too, that this is a long game of passionate commitment.”

Barossa Grape & Wine Association CEO James March welcomed the opportunity to return to the traditional format of Barossa Wine Show.

“It is fantastic to see 798 exhibits in this year’s wine show, with the Barossa Wine Show returning to its full complement,” he says.

“The region’s exhibitors, sponsors, committee, judges, and volunteers are the backbones of the show’s success displaying an extraordinary level of collegiality and contribution to Barossa.”

Barossa’s small producers were well-represented among winners, with Atze’s Corner Wines (winner, Most Successful Exhibitor, Small Producer), The Willows Vineyard (winner, best Grenache) and Paulmara Estate (winner, best 2020 Shiraz) sitting comfortably alongside well-known brands such as Peter Lehmann Wines, Yalumba, Turkey Flat Vineyards and Henschke.

2021 Trophy Winners

THE PERNOD RICARD WINEMAKERS – L HUGO & COLIN GRAMP MEMORIAL TROPHY
Best 2021 Riesling, Class 1
Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling

THE ACCLAIMED WORKFORCE TROPHY
Best 2020 or older Riesling, Class 2
Jacob’s Creek 2019 Barossa Signature Riesling

THE HAHN CORPORATION TROPHY
Best Semillon, Class 3
Henschke 2018 Louis Semillon

THE VINTNERS BAR & GRILL TROPHY
Best Chardonnay, Class 4
Heggies Vineyard 2019 Estate Chardonnay

THE LAFFORT AUSTRALIA TROPHY
Best White Wine – other varieties or blends, Class 5
Yalumba 2018 The Virgilius Viognier

THE KWIK KOPY NORWOOD TROPHY
Best Rosé, Class 6
Turkey Flat Vineyards 2021 Rose

THE TARAC TECHNOLOGIES TROPHY
Best Fortified Wine, Class 21-24
Saltram NV Mr Pick Wicks Rare Tawny

THE JBG ARCHITECTS TROPHY
Best Red Wine – other varieties, Class 18
Red by Caroline Dunn 2020 Mataro

THE CCL LABEL TROPHY
Best Red Wine – other blends, Class 12
Seppeltsfield 2020 No. EC3 Barossa Tinta Cao, Tinta Amarela, Touriga

THE A STILLER COOPERS TROPHY
Best Shiraz and Cabernet blend, Class 15
Wolf Blass 2018 The Master Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

THE VINPAC INTERNATIONAL & PROWINE TROPHY
Best Grenache, Class 16
The Willows Vineyard 2020 G7 Grenache

THE BAROSSA ENTERPRISES TROPHY
Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Class 13 & 14
Peter Lehmann Wines 2018 Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon

THE BOB McLEAN MEMORIAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY LALLEMAND AUSTRALIA
Best Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre dominant blends, Class 17
Henschke 2020 Five Shillings Shiraz Mataro

THE CLASSIC OAK PRODUCTS TROPHY
Best Museum Red Wine, Class 20
Saltram 2016 No 1 Shiraz

THE RIEDEL TROPHY
Best 2020 Shiraz, Class 9
Paulmara Estates 2020 Marananga Shiraz

THE ULTRA LABELS TROPHY
Best 2019 Shiraz, Class 10
St Hugo 2019 Private Collection Greenock Shiraz

THE GREENOCK TROPHY
Best 2018 or older Shiraz, Class 11
Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz

THE ROD SCHUBERT TROPHY
Best 2021 Dry Red Wine, Class 19
Seppeltsfield 2021 Barossa Grenache

THE AP JOHN COOPERS TROPHY
Best Shiraz Trophy
Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz

THE BARONS OF BAROSSA TROPHY
The Chairman’s Selection for The Barossa Cellar
Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling

THE PETER LEHMANN PERPETUAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY CASELLA FAMILY BRANDS
Wine of Provenance – White
Leo Buring Leonay Riesling – 2021, 2015, 2005

Wine of Provenance – Red
Saltram Mamre Cabernet Sauvignon – 2019, 2012, 2009

THE BAROSSA VALLEY TOYOTA TROPHY
Most Outstanding Barossa White Table Wine, Premium Classes
Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling

THE SEGUIN MOREAU TROPHY
Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine, Premium Classes
Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz

THE BURGE BAROSSA TROPHY
Most Outstanding Barossa Single Vineyard Wine, Premium Classes
Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling
Viticulturist: Angus Davidson

THE COOPERAGES 1912 AUSTRALIA TROPHY
Most Successful Exhibitor, Small Producer
Atze’s Corner Wines

THE MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION TROPHY
Most Successful Exhibitor, Medium Producer
Henschke Cellars

THE AHRENS TROPHY
Most Successful Exhibitor, Large Producer
Treasury Wine Estates

THE ORORA BEVERAGE TROPHY
Most Outstanding Barossa Wine, Premium Classes
Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz

Photo: Louisa Rose and Alana Seabrook.

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