Jackson Estate Vintage Widow 2015 scored a coup at this year’s prestigious IWSC Awards with a Gold in the Pinot Noir Marlborough category as well as the overall Trophy award in the global Pinot Noir category.
Receiving 95 points, the wine beat gold Pinot Noir winners from France, Germany and New Zealand. The IWSC competition, now in its 50th year, has over 100 global experts judging awards covering 90 different countries and the high-profile judges for this category included John Hoskins MW, Xavier Rousset MS and Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW.
This follows on from gold medals for the Jackson Estate Shelter Belt Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 and Jackson Estate Botrytis Riesling 2018 at the recent New Zealand Wine Show.
Jackson Estate Managing Director, Jeff Hart said, “This latest award is a significant result for the team at Jackson Estate. It not only reassures our own belief in what we know we are doing well, but it adds testament and recognition for our team on a worldwide stage. We are absolutely thrilled to receive the trophy for the best Pinot Noir in the world.”
“We have been hand-crafting wines with elegance, finesse and longevity for over 30 years and our mission to build a Pinot specific winery and cellar door, and utilise our Waihopai valley vineyards, has helped in bringing this wonderful accolade to life. With cellaring potential of 15 years, it is still early days for this wonderful wine.”
Jackson Estate Vintage Widow Pinot Noir 2015 is produced from 100% Jackson Estate owned vineyards and the fruit for this wine was handpicked from the two clay bound vineyards in the Southern Waihopai Valley. The winemaking team, headed up by Matt Patterson-Green, employs old world techniques to make boutique fine wines in the new world.