22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Babydoll Best in Show at Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017

Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc 2017 by Yealands Family Wines has been awarded the Platinum Best in Show: Best Sauvignon Blanc medal at the 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).
 
Now in its 6th year, DAWA 2017 received 3,235 entries from the world’s top wine producing countries.  A panel of over fifty wine experts, including top sommeliers and Masters of Wine, blind-tasted their way through the entries according to region and style and then rated them against their peers.
 
Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc 2017 out-shone ninety-two other Sauvignon Blanc entries from around the world, receiving 96 points from the judges, who commented that it had, “High aromatic intensity of green apples, gooseberry and elderflower. Refreshing on the palate with a linear structure, vibrant acidity and a long pleasant finish.” 
 
This is the second trophy for Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc in less than a year.  Last November, Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was awarded the Champion Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the 2016 Air New Zealand Wine Awards, one of New Zealand’s most prestigious wine shows.  Babydoll Pinot Gris 2016 also received a trophy for Champion Pinot Gris at the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2016.
 
The Babydoll wine range takes its name from the rare miniature Babydoll sheep used to keep the vine rows tidy on Yealands Estate.  It’s a way of reducing carbon emissions by reducing the need to mow with tractors. The range has shown great appeal in both quality of taste and unique brand story, capturing the attention of consumers and experts alike.
 
“Having Babydoll sheep grazing in the vineyard is such a great story and highlights one of the things we do differently, and it works!” says Jeff Fyfe, Chief Winemaker for Yealands.  “But it’s not just a good story, it’s also about great tasting wines that people love to drink.  We’re very happy to see Babydoll pick up another trophy.”