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Wigan Riesling Shines at National Wine Show

Wigan Riesling has won the National Wine Show’s inaugural White Wine of Provenance Trophy, as well as Best Riesling of the Show for the current 2009 vintage.

The new Provenance trophy recognises the consistent quality and varietal character of a particular wine judged across three vintages over a minimum of 10 years.

For Wigan, the 2004, 2006 and 2014 vintages were presented to the judges to show the evolution of the wine, which is made for aged release after five years.

With the 2009 named Best Riesling of the show, and a gold medal to the 2012, Wigan has inarguably cemented its place as one of Australia’s great white wines for its trademark finesse, delicacy and subtlety; in youth and age.

Chief Winemaker Andrew Wigan, for whom the wine is named, accepted the trophy in Canberra last night, his last national wine show before retiring at the end of the year.

His successor and collaborator of the past 16 years, Ian Hongell, says this show success is a fitting tribute to Wigan’s tenacity and talent, and work with the growers of the Eden Valley,

“What Andrew has achieved in making Eden Valley Riesling one of the world’s great wine styles cannot be underestimated,” Hongell says. “This new trophy is very timely as is celebrates his vision and commitment to style across many vintage and vineyard variations.”

In recent years, Wigan and Hongell have expanded the Eden Valley Riesling offer with the addition of Hill & Valley Riesling, dubbed “baby Wigan” as it shares the tight mineral structure of its big brother. The current release 2014 Hill & Valley Riesling also won a gold medial at the show.

Other success went to the 2013 Layers White, a blend of Semillon, Muscat, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris, which scored top gold in its class.

Peter Lehmann 2009 Wigan Riesling: RRP $36; Peter Lehmann Hill & Valley Riesling: RRP $22; Peter Lehmann Layers White: RRP $18.

For further information:

Andrew Wigan: 08 8565 9500 – 0408 082 601 – andrew.wigan@peterlehmannwines.com
Ian Hongell: 08 8565 9500 - 0407 798 002 – ian.hongell@peterlehmannwines.com