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Classes and volumes

2021 New World Wine Awards Competition

Notes

• RS (Residual Sugar) - As a guide only, ‘dry’ is 7.5g/L and under.
• Wines that retail under $25 are to be entered into classes with no price indication
• Wines that retail OVER $25 are to be entered into classes that specify ‘OVER $25’
• Zero Alcohol wines must contain 0.5% ABV or less
• Wines will be judged in vintage order, younger before older
• Classes 7, 11 and 12 will be judged in varietal order
• Over $25 wines will be judged in their varietal class with the under $25 wines
• The New World Wine Awards Top 50 selection will be taken from under $25 wines only
• The New World Premium New Zealand Selection will be taken from OVER $25 wines

 

Class /
Sub Class

Varietal

Minimum Stockholding Required

Class 1

SPARKLING WINES

1a

White - Bottle Fermented and/or Transfer Method ('classic' sparkling varietals e.g. Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier / Pinot Noir)

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

1b

Rosé - Bottle Fermented and/or Transfer Method ('classic' sparkling varietals e.g. Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier / Pinot Noir)

1c

Italian Sparkling Varietals (e.g. Asti, Moscato, Prosecco)

1d

White - other sparkling wine (aromatic styles e.g. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris)

1e

Rosé - other sparkling wine (aromatic styles e.g. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris)

1f

Other sparkling wines (e.g. Cava)

1g

White – Bottle Fermented New Zealand sparkling wines OVER $25

Must be stocked in at least 25 New World stores

1h

Rosé – Bottle Fermented New Zealand Rosé sparkling wines OVER $25

 1j  Zero alcohol sparkling wine  4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

Class 2

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

2a

Dry – New Zealand and Other Origin

1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

2b

Medium – New Zealand and Other Origin

Class 3

PINOT GRIS

3a

Dry – New Zealand

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

3b

Dry – Other Origin

3c

Medium – New Zealand

3d

Medium – Other Origin

 3e Zero Alcohol Pinot Gris

Class 4

RIESLING

4a

Dry – New Zealand

1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

4b

Dry – Other Origin

4c

Medium – New Zealand

4d

Medium – Other Origin

Class 5

SAUVIGNON BLANC as a single varietal or predominant varietal in a blend

5a

New Zealand

3,000 bottles (2,250 litres)

5b

Other Origin

 5c Zero Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc

Class 6

CHARDONNAY

6a

New Zealand

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

6b

Other Origin

6c

New Zealand Chardonnay OVER $25

Must be stocked in at least 25 New World stores

 6d  Zero Alcohol Chardonnay  4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

Class 7

EMERGING WHITE WINES not specified in classes 2, 3 ,4, 5 or 6

7a

Albariño

1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

7b

Arneis

7c

Chenin Blanc

7d

Grüner Veltliner

7e

Sauvignon Gris

7f

Semillon

7g

Still Moscato

7h

Viognier

7i

Other Single Varietal White Wines

7j

White Wine Blends

7k

Orange Wine OVER $25

Must be stocked in at least 25 New World stores

7l

Pétillant Naturel OVER $25

Class 8

SWEET WINES

8a

New Zealand

1,000 bottles (375 litres)

Note: Sweet wines are not included in the Top 50 selection.

8b

Other Origin

Class 9

ROSÉ

9a

New Zealand

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

9b

Other Origin

 9c Zero Alcohol Rosé

Class 10

PINOT NOIR

10a

New Zealand

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

10b

Other Origin

10c

New Zealand Pinot Noir OVER $25

Must be stocked in at least 25 New World stores

 10d Zero Alcohol Pinot Noir  4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

Class 11

SINGLE VARIETAL REDS

11a

Cabernet Franc

1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

11b

Cabernet Sauvignon – New Zealand

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

11c

Cabernet Sauvignon – Other Origin

11d

Carmenere

1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

11e

Durif / Petite Sirah

11f

Garnacha / Grenache

11g

Malbec

11h

Merlot – New Zealand

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

11j

Merlot – Other Origin

11k

Monastrell / Mourvèdre / Mataro

1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

11m

Montepulciano

11n

Petit Verdot

11o

Pinotage

11p

Sangiovese

11q

Tempranillo

11r

Zinfandel / Primitivo

11s

Other Single Varietal Red Wines

 11t  Zero Alcohol Single Varietal Red Wines

Class 12

RED BLENDS

12a

New Zealand containing one or more of the following grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Petit Verdot

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

12b

Other Origin containing one or more of the following grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Petit Verdot

12c

Grenache as predominant variety – New Zealand and Other origin

1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

12d

Tempranillo as predominant variety – New Zealand and Other origin

12e

Other Red Wine Blends (e.g. Rioja, Chianti)

12f

New Zealand Red Blend OVER $25

Must be stocked in at least 25 New World stores

Class 13

SYRAH /SHIRAZ as a single variety or predominant varietal in a blend

13a

Single varietal – New Zealand

4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

13b

Single varietal – Other Origin

13c

Blend – New Zealand

13d

Blend – Other Origin

13e

New Zealand Syrah OVER $25

Must be stocked in at least 25 New World stores

13f

New Zealand Syrah dominant blends OVER $25

 13g  Zero Alcohol Shiraz / Syrah  4,000 bottles (3,000 litres)

More information: 

Dates and deadlines - Key dates for the 2021 New World Wine Awards competition.

Conditions of entry - Terms and conditions of entering the 2021 New World Wine Awards.

FAQs - Answers to common questions about the competition.

Overview - Introduction the 2021 New World Wine Awards competition

Entries closed 2 July 2021.

All enquiries are welcome and can be directed to the Competition Director:
Rachel Touhey, Foodstuffs NZ
[email protected]