Sileni Estates ‘The Triangle’ Merlot 2013 has been awarded the trophy for Champion Merlot at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition. More than 1200 wines were entered into the independent awards, which benchmark wines from around the world, with trophies given to the top wine in each category.
Senior winemaker Cairn Coghill was presented with the accolade at the Auckland awards dinner.
“Merlot is a favourite with the winemaking team, so we are particularly excited about this recognition,” said chief winemaker Grant Edmonds. “This wine is made from a selection of our best, low-cropping blocks within the Bridge Pa Triangle. The free-draining red metal soils of the Triangle provide special depth and flavour to the wines made here.”
This is the second trophy for the 2013 vintage of the Triangle Merlot, that was awarded a gold medal and trophy for Champion Commercial Red Wine at the Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards as well as medals at the Easter Show, Decanter World Wine Awards, Air New Zealand Wine Awards, Selections Mondiales Des Vins International Wine Championship and the London International Wine Awards.