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15/10/2014

National Moscato Challenge results announced

The results of the inaugural 2014 National Moscato Challenge were announced on the Australian Inland Wine Show website yesterday.

Topping the list of 51 entries from around Australia was Gapsted Wines’ 2012 Gapsted Moscato. In the final analysis it came down to a two-horse race between wines from four Moscato classes that were awarded gold medals. Both wines came from the white Moscato class with less than 4 g/L of CO2, but one was from the 2012 vintage and the other was from 2013.

David Morris, chief judge, commented that the top wines across all the Moscato classes were awarded for their freshness, vibrancy, energy and overall balance. "Many of the wines were more mellow than the top wines, and often lacking in flavour and aromatics," Morris said.

But of the 51 entries, 22 wines received medals indicating the high standard of the wines entered.

Peter Holt, president of the Australian Inland Wine Show, was pleased and encouraged by the number of entries for the event, given the popularity of this wine style amongst a large population demographic.

He said the event will return to the Australian Inland Wine Show next October and is hoping for an increased number of entries as word of the National Moscato Challenge spreads.

An award presentation will be held in the coming weeks to the winning winery by members of the AIWS committee.

Winetitles is a proud sponsor of the Australian Inland Wine Show and congratulates the winners.


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