Viña Cousiño Macul galardonada con medalla de oro doble en Australia

Viña Cousiño Macul has been awarded a Double Gold Medal for its 2011 Finis Terrae Chardonnay-Riesling-Viognier and a Medal of Excellence for its Riesling Isidora 2012 in the 6 Nations Wine Challenge in Australia. The best wines from New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, Argentina and Chile were invited to take part in the competition held in Sydney, Australia, along with wines from the host country. Representatives from the most prominent wineries from across the southern hemisphere and the United States participated in the gala, which took place on October 3rd. Viña Cusiño Macul recived the Double Gold Medal for the Chardonnay Finnis Terrae 2011 and a Medal of Excellence for the Riesling Isidora 2012. Australia won the “Nation of Show” first prize, as well as four other awards. The United States won five awards, while New Zealand and Argentina each claimed three and South Africa two. According to the Wine Editor of VITIS Magazine, Eduardo Brethauer, who represented Chile in the panel of judges, the strength of Chilean wines lies in their diversity. He explained, “The country doesn’t simply rely on one or two grape varieties, but instead, any one of them could compete across the competition’s 17 classes”. He also noted, “What’s surprising is that the best results weren’t achieved by our Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc or Bordeaux blends—supposedly what we do best, but by up-and-coming varieties or classes with really interesting potential, like the white blends, Riesling, Carignan, and País”.