Josef Chromy 2011 Chardonnay wins trophies

In two of the world’s biggest global wine competitions

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Jeremy Dineen, winemaker, Josef Chromy Wines

Jeremy Dineen, winemaker, Josef Chromy Wines

Josef Chromy Tasmania
Josef Chromy 2011 Chardonnay
Josef Chromy


The results and trophies from two of the world largest wine competitions were announced at the 2013 London International Wine Fair on Monday evening and it's with great excitement that Josef Chromy Wines can announce its 2011 Josef Chromy Chardonnay has received the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards – Regional Chardonnay Trophy and the 2013 International Wine Challenge – Tasmanian Chardonnay Trophy.

The news comes on the back of the Gold Medal at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show for the 2011 Josef Chromy Chardonnay and Trophy at the International Sweet Wine Challenge for its 2012 Josef Chromy SGR Riesling; both of which were released domestically last month.

The awards acknowledge the Chardonnay is among the best wines in Australia and are testament to Josef Chromy’s belief that Tasmania can and is producing some of the best wines in the world.

The Josef Chromy Chardonnay was born out of the cold and challenging 2011 vintage. Under the skill of chief winemaker Jeremy Dineen, the wine produced is richly textured, showing citrus, and nectarine flavours with integrated toasty French oak. The palate is rich and full from barrel fermentation but balanced with natural acidity which gives structure and length.

Jeremy Dineen, Chief Winemaker at Josef Chromy Wines says “ It's nice to see recognition for this style of cool-climate Chardonnay that the Tasmanian growing conditions are perfectly suited for. It is particularly pleasing to win this award for a wine from one of the most difficult vintages of the last decade. The team worked exceptionally hard to build texture and complexity in 2011 and I think the results of their efforts are starting to show now the wine has been in bottle for a year or so. I'm hoping it will continue to develop and improve for many years to come."

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s leading wine competition. The competition is well known for its rigorous judging process, which has led to the Decanter World Wine Awards becoming the most authoritative source of wine recommendations for wine lovers worldwide. This year, the 219 judges were from all around the world assessed 14,362 wines from 52 countries. This year’s expert panel of judges included 75 Masters of Wine, and 13 Master Sommeliers.

Jean-Michel Valette MW, DWWA 2013 Judge, says: “What the DWWA team has really done is to recruit a panel of the very best palates in the world to taste each wine, and so when a wine wins a Decanter Medal in this competition, it’s something to be truly proud of.”

The International Wine Challenge is accepted as the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage.

Charles Metcalfe, Co-Chairman of the International Wine Challenge, says: “The Australian Gold medal wines at this year’s International Wine Challenge have been absolutely stunning. Never before have the judges tasted such as strong selection of Gold medal winning Chardonnays.

These wines have been tasted against thousands of contenders so it is a tremendous achievement that will catapult their product to an international audience. Australian winemakers seem to have a gift for producing Gold medal standard Chardonnays – you might say they have the Midas touch.”


About Decanter World Wine Awards. 

  • The DWWA was launched in 2004, and is celebrating 10 years as the world’s leading wine competition.
  • This year, the DWWA welcomed a record-breaking 14,362 wines into the competition, from 52 countries
  • around the world.
  • The DWWA is respected internationally for its prestigious reputation and unrivalled consumer influence.
  • The DWWA 2013 recruited 219 judges from 27 countries around the world, including 75 Masters of Wine,
  • and 13 Master Sommeliers.
  • Wines are organised for tasting by country, region, colour, grape, style, vintage, and price, to ensure that
  • wines are judged in flights against their peers.
  • Wines awarded a Gold or Silver medal are re-tasted by the Regional Chair for his or her confirmation.
  • All the Gold medal-winning wines within each region are divided into categories according to price (under or
  • over £15) and style or grape variety.
  • All Gold, Regional Trophy and International Trophy winning wines are tasted up to four times.
  • All Regional Trophy winners are then split into categories according to grape variety or style. These wines
  • then compete for the Exceptional Value International Trophies (under £15) and International Trophies (over
  • £15) in a separate tasting judged by Chairman, Steven Spurrier, our guest Vice-Chair, Gerard Basset MS MW
  • OBE, and three Regional Chairs – the top wines from each region being pitted against each other to win the
  • DWWA’s ultimate accolade.
  • For more information on the DWWA, and for a full list of results, please visit: www.decanter.com/dwwa

About International Wine Challenge

In its 30th year, the International Wine Challenge is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged competition. The IWC assesses every wine ‘blind’ and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Each medal winning wine is tasted on at least three separate occasions by a minimum of 10 different judges. Awards include medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended awards.

The IWC is committed to helping consumers discover great wine, and the medals are displayed on winning bottles offer a trusted guarantee of quality.

Visit the IWC website for the full list of winners www.internationalwinechallenge.com


  • Tamar Valley (TAS)

May 21st, 2013
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