WILLIAMSBURG – The Williamsburg Winery’s 2010 Trianon received acclaim at the 2014 International Winemaker Challenge, winning both a Platinum award and Best Cabernet Franc in the recent competition.
During the two-day challenge, 719 entries from nine countries were judged by renowned winemakers from California. Among these wines, only 17 received an award for Best of Class or Best of Show.
“Cabernet Franc expresses its true varietal character in Virginia,” Williamsburg Winery winemaker Matthew Meyer said in a press release. “Cabernet Franc has grown beyond the shadow of its bigger brother Cabernet Sauvignon. In Virginia you have to be more specific when you just simply say Cabernet.”
Meyer gave most of the credit to the outstanding growing conditions of that particular year.
"The 2010 vintage really allowed the grapes to ripen to their fullest potential," he said in the release. "As a result, this wine is complex, balanced and has many layers of fruit and earth tones.”
The International Winemaker Challenge takes place each January. Of the 719 entries, 280 were awarded Silver, 85 Golds were given, and 28 Platinums. Other wines from The Williamsburg Winery receiving medals were the 2010 Adagio (Gold) and the 2012 A Midsummer Night’s White (Silver).
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