Whoopeeeeeee – a pure bronze medal

We were thrilled to hear that we won ‘Pure Bronze’ for our Sav Blanc at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards.  A good result for our first attempt and promising too for a wine that the critics say will improve further yet, given a bit more time in the bottle.  It gives us a little bit of exposure and a chance to slap a medal on our bottles for those consumers who like the assurance that someone else rates it too ;-).  The bronze is classified as ‘pure’ because our winemaking process and grape growing practices are accredited as sustainable.

To check out the results take a look at the wine awards list on the Wineshow’s website – a good little non-commercial site that consumers can check out for the low-down on various competition results.


10 Responses to “Whoopeeeeeee – a pure bronze medal”

  1. 1 M & M
    November 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! Im sure the bronze will be first of many.
    We agree that this wine will definately improve over time.
    Go FIASCO!!!!!!

  2. 2 Noel & Jill
    November 12, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations. Well done we look forward to the next vintage.
    All the best for Fiasco.

  3. 3 Hainesy
    November 13, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Yay, Fiasco takes the world by storm! Hot stuff. Well done. Super proud of you guys.

    H x

  4. November 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations on the bronze.You two really deserve to do well.Love drinking it knowing the winemaker.We will travel far and wide with your wine.All the best guys.xxx

  5. 5 Faye and Kevin
    November 14, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Congratulations we are so proud of you guys, what a great achievement, we always knew you could do it.All the best.Love Faye and Kevin. xx

  6. 6 Logan
    November 14, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Wow, congrats guys that is so awesome you must be feeling pretty clever. Does that mean your going to have to slap on 1000s of little labels onto your bottles – he he!

  7. November 14, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks guys for all the encouragement – you rock!
    And mmmm, I think you may be right about the sticker slapping…and they charge you again to get the stickers.

  8. November 14, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    So you have not quite achieved the desired ideal style for this Wine show Panel yet? Don’t worry…
    I would like to encourage all readers to buy fiasco wines and make their own opinion, if it only deserves a bronze medal, or if it is underrated!

    Best regards from Patrick who had been warned …

  9. November 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    What have you been warned about Patrick??

  10. November 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Sorry Aaron… here is my article…
    But in short… Air NZ dosn’t like our wine style (probably not mainstream enough, too closed up, no loud up front fruit and made for a great shelf life (e.g. due to higher free SO2 levels and a warmer fermentation)).
    We might as well could have saved that money… Don’t get me wrong, I know our Pinot 2007 needs a days decanting before it shows its real potential…
    I also asked them for tasting notes, well you know just to get the idea, of what they exactly think about the wines but here is their answer:

    Thank you for your email received today regarding the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008 – however I am unable to be of assistance with your request with tasting notes on the wines judged. The judging takes place over a panel of five judges 3 seniors and 2 associates. The score is calculated from the three senior judges. I only have access to tasting notes from the class wide rather than individual entries.

    What a help!

    That’s also why I like guys like Sigi Hiss…

    First tasting note is taken directly after opening the bottle.
    Second tasting note is taken two hours later.
    Third tasting note is taken on the morning of the second day.
    Fourth tasting note is taken on the evening of the second day.

    Wishing you all the best… hopefully the frost season is over now

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