Jul. 16th
2015
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Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits awarded “Best Importer” by China WINE100 Challenge

16th Jul. 2015  /  Summergate News  ·  Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits
Source: www.wine100.org

On July 6thWINE 100, one the most prestigious, professional and influential wine challenges in China, released the winners of their annual “WINE 100 Challenge.”  The blind-tasting wine competition, led by Chairman Andrew Caillard, MW and Co-Chaired by founder of Dragon Phoenix Fong-yee Walker, boasts a remarkable line-up of 42 expert judges, all WSET-diploma holders, judging a selection of 917 wines from 18 wine producing countries across the world; proclaimed by Andrew Caillard MW as “a unique wine competition that promises to set the fine wine agenda in China.”

This year, Summergate is proud not only to have received the Trophy for “Best Wine Importer” of 2015, but also received over 50 awards for wines across our portfolio, including 5 Trophies and 12 Gold Medals.


CLICK HERE to view the complete list of Summergate Awards. 

 

SUMMERGATE WINE 100 CHALLENGE TROPHIES & BEST BUY AWARDS:


BEST IMPORTER (1000>SKUs)

Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits

 

BEST CHINA RED

Kanaan, Pretty Pony, Ningxia Helan Mtn, 2013

A recent addition to the Summergate portfolio, Chinese winery Kanaan Winery has recently been  blowing wine critics away with their wines’ impressive quality, complexity, and depth. In this blind tasting of over 100 Chinese wines, Kanaan stood out as the Best China Red, leading the way for Chinese wines on the international stage.

“The wine that I thought was best of all turned out to be made by a Chinese woman called Crazy Fang on a new Ningxia estate called Kanaan.”

- Jancis Robinson, April, 2014, tasting 53 premium Chinese wines, 34 of which were from Ningxia

 

BEST WHITE / BEST CHARDONNAY / BEST NEW ZEALAND

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay, 2013

 This refined Marlborough Chardonnay displays grapefruit, lemon rind and gun smoke aromas. A restrained and elegant palate shows subtle stonefruits, zesty acidity with complex oak characteristics of almond paste and baking spices forming a seamless, concentrated finish.

 

BEST AROMATIC

Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2013

With the lightest soil of all the vineyards on the long hillside from Bernkastel to Wehlen, the early picked Kabinett Pr?dikat is the lightest and most delicate style of German Riesling that is possible to produce. Nothing can compare with its elegance and subtlety, as this wine proves with its fine fruitiness and exquisite balance.

 

WINE 100 BEST BUY NEW ZEALAND WHITE

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

This crisp and vibrant wine has aromas of fresh snow peas, delicate florals and zesty limes. On the palate, juicy acidity is balanced with flavours of melon, passionfruit and ruby grapefruit, capturing the essence of Marlborough.

  

WINE 100 BEST BUY GERMAN WHITE

Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling, 2014

This entry-level Dr. Loosen Riesling embodies the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. It is a bright, vibrant, fruit-driven wine made with grapes from contracted growers throughout the Mosel River valley who work very closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage.


Following the outstanding results of the 2015 Challenge, which awarded 14 Trophies, 14 Best Buy wines under 200RMB, and 43 Gold Medals, WINE100 will now embark on a roadshow to first and second tier cities across China to celebrate and share the award-winning wines with China’s consumers and trade professionals around the country.


Visit WINE100’s website to see the entire list of winning wines.





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