2012 Air New Zealand Wine Award winners

By Michael Cooper In Wine

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29th November, 2012
If you scan the list of gold medals from the industry-run Air New Zealand Wine Awards, judged last month, two producers stand out. Villa Maria scooped 20 of the 97 golds, and its subsidiaries, Vidal and Esk Valley, collected six more. Of the smaller producers, Lawson’s Dry Hills also had a show to remember, waltzing away with four golds. The spotlight invariably falls on the lowest-priced golds – and one is on sale at $9.95. Pale-pink Lindauer Rosé offers vivacious strawberry and spice flavours, showing some yeasty complexity, and unbeatable value. Another surprise gold medal went to ...

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