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Hatten Wines Won 4 Golds & 1 Silver at CWSA 2013
Hatten Wines celebrates another milestone by winning 4 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal at China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
By: hatten wines
September 13th, 2013, Kuta Bali.
Hatten Wines is celebrating another milestone in its international achievemenst, with the winning of 4 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal at the China Wine and Spirits Awards 2013, in Hongkong. The Gold medals were awarded to Hatten Wines Rosé, Alexandria, Tunjung Brut Sparkling and Pino de Bali, whilst the silver medals went to Aga White, the dry white wine. All the award winning wines are made strictly with grapes grown in North Bali, either in the company’s own vineyards or from private vineyards with which Hatten Wines has management agreements.
The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. The CWSA results are long established as the annual gateway to China for already established internationally famous wine and spirits brands and also for niche producers. The CWSA results are referred to as the benchmark of buying decisions throughout the year.
5,375 wine and spirits from 35 countries were blind tasted during the CWSA Tasting Week by 100 Judges, all selected as the most important Importers, Distributors and Retailers based in Hong Kong and China.American born and China based CWSA Judge Richard Howe says: ‘I think it’s critical to have buyers as CWSA Judges. We are the buyers in China and we know the taste of the people and what works here. When I see wines with the CWSA medal stickers, I immediately know they are the ones to watch and have been recommended by my Hong Kong and China based peers.’
‘The CWSA continues to be the ultimate authority for wines and spirits here in Hong Kong and China and we wish 2013 winners well deserved congratulations for being selected by the CWSA Judges for this honor’ says Kelly England, President of the China Wine and Spirits Awards organisation.
“Being the only Balinese wines in competition, we are reaffirming the fact that our wines are best macth for local food, not only in Indonesia but regionally: Our wines match the chinese palate, according to these wine professionals. With 4 Gold medals in a major international competition like CWSA, it’s again a strong affirmation of the quality of Hatten Wines”, says Ida Bagus Rai Budarsa, Founder of Hatten Wines. “The Medals reward the effort and care we take with our wines at every level.”
The most highly awarded wine in brand’s portfolio is Alexandria over the last 3 years which has earned 2 Bronzes, 1 Silver and 1 Gold Medal. “This semi sweet wine posses big potential in the wine industry in Indonesia, especially for the locals who tend to have a taste of a sweet wine”, adds James Kalleske, the winemaker of Hatten Wines.
In 2011, in its participation at the Singapore Wine Style Asia, Hatten Wines was awarded a Silver and Bronze medals for Alexandria its semi sweet muscat and the two Pineau des Charentes methods called Pino de Bali. Previous medals and accolades include a commendation for the Rosé at a Portuguese competition and a Bronze medal at the London Wine & Spirits Competition in 2003. In April 2012, Hatten Wines comes home with a medal at the Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Challenge in Singapore, winning a Silver medal for its dry white wine Aga White.
Being the pioneer of wine industry in Indonesia, Hatten Wines has played an important role as one of the Indonesian icon products which proudly made by Balinese. “With such a sustained history of success and innovation, Hatten Wines confidently raise a glass to many more award wins in the future”, adds Fransisca Natalia, Marketing & Communications Manager of Hatten Wines
Defying the popular notion that growing grapes and producing quality wine in the Asian tropics is near impossible, Hatten Wines has managed to establish a successful wine trade while gathering some international recognition. Founded in 1994 by Ida Bagus Rai Budarsa, the first and only true Balinese winery, Hatten Wines brings a taste of Bali to hotels and restaurants tables all over Indonesia. Voted in the top 10 for fastest improving producers in Asia, Hatten Wines is committed to international standards of quality and taste.
The old concept is that hot climates are not favourable for grape growing, but as the owner of Hatten Wines points out, “what is most important for vines is underground water, which we have in our vineyards. The pergola system we use takes care of providing shade to the grapes – and workers and allows us to have a few varieties of grapes which are not traditional wine grapes, but have made us some great wines over the last 2 decades.” Hatten Wines uses local grapes to produce its wines, from its own vineyards in North Bali (Buleleng Regency). In its own vineyards, Hatten Wines grows the local black grapes – the Alphonse Lavallée French table grapes and white grape varieties (Belgia and Probolinggo Biru). These varieties are grown in vineyards along the North Coast of Bali, and need no dormant periods as wine vines do, hence the possibility for Hatten Wines to produce wines yearlong. It is at the winery in Sanur, where the knowledge and experience of Australian Winemakers James Kalleske come into play. This solid team of the Australian artist winemaker and Balinese owner, have now two brands under their watchful eye.
Hatten Wines’ range includes its famous semi-dry Rosé, dry white Aga White, light red Aga Red and the award winning floral Muscat Alexandria. The range also includes a white and rosé sparkling, Tunjung and Jepun named after Bali’s beautiful water lily and frangipani flowers. The Pineau des Charentes method delightfully sweet fortified wines Pino de Bali in red or white, offer a sweet desert wines to Bali’s tables. In 2007, Hatten Wines has also embarked on another venture, introducing Australian wines to Bali, by importing juices vinified in Bali. The brand Two Islands, reminiscing of the relationship between Bali and Australia, is an Australian palate tailor made collection of wines offered in Bali. The assortment includes a lively and fresh Chardonnay, a floral and fruity Riesling, a ruby red peppery Shiraz and a full bodied, fruity flavoured Cabernet Merlot.
For more information, please contact:
Fransisca Natalia - Trade Promo & Marketing Manager
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile : +62 812 83 1597
And for full results of the competition, please click on this link: www.cwsa.org