Best in Show White Wine Finalists and Winner | 2023 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  09.18.2023

The results of the 2023 New York World Wine and Spirits competition have been recently revealed, showcasing the finalists and winner of the Best in Show White Wine. Join us as we celebrate the 2023 Best in Show White Wine finalists and the ultimate champion.

Best in Show White Wine Finalist: Poplar Grove Winery 2022 Pinot Gris

With a medium lemon hue that catches the eye, this white wine offers a sensory journey worth savoring. Aromas of white lilac and citrus greet the senses offering a delightful experience. As you take a sip, the palate comes alive with a vibrant acidity that seamlessly integrates with flavors of ripe Okanagan peach and white nectarine. A gentle floral note makes its presence known through this wine, adding layers to the tasting experience. What truly sets this classic Pinot Gris apart is its velvety mouthfeel, which carries through to a long, delicate finish, making it an ideal companion for any occasion.

Best in Show White Wine Finalist: Vieni Estates 2021 Pinot Grigio

Crisp, refreshing, and always pleasurable, We invite you to experience this favorite with us, from the cool climate and rich Chinguacousy soils of the Vinemount Ridge; consistently remarkable.

Best in Show White Wine Finalist: Barefoot Cellars NV Sauvignon Blanc

Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc is a fruit-forward, crisp-style white wine. Refreshing notes of honeydew melon and nectarine open to dashes of jalapeño and sweet lime on the finish.

Best in Show White Wine Finalist: Seifried Nelson 2023 Sauvignon Blanc

Seifried Winery was established in 1973 by Austrian Hermann Seifried in the Nelson region of New Zealand. It was one of the first commercial wine producers in Nelson, and now produces a large range of wines from varieties including Pinot Noir,  Chardonnay, and Riesling. One of Seifried’s more well-known labels is the Sweet Agnes Riesling, an award-winning dessert wine.

Best in Show White Wine Finalist: Bulletin Place 2022 Chardonnay

This wine is a balance of stone fruit and layers of texture on the palate. Round and luscious while retaining the beautiful cantaloupe, white peach, and pineapple fruit flavors.

The perfect accompaniment to Atlantic salmon with asparagus, parsley, and pine nuts or barbequed pork and green apple salad.

Best in Show White Wine Finalist: Weather Wines 2020 Chardonnay

Weather Wines’ first release of Chardonnay. The 2020 Weather Sonoma Coast Chardonnay confirms this region for producing elegant and complex Burgundian varietals. The cool-climate Sonoma Coast AVA experienced a warmer 2020 summer that led to early ripening and August harvest. This lively, floral chardonnay has aromas of spring white flowers and jasmine with chamomile and butter-poached pears. On the palate, flavors of baked apple tart and lemon confit with vanilla crème brûlée. Its fresh, nimble acidity and slight minerality lend a refreshing balance to the richness.

Best in Show White Wine Finalist: Kikusui Kuramitsu NV Junmai Daiginjo

Kikusui Sake Company’s 130 years of experience culminate in this refined, triumphant sake. Kuramitsu is crafted from rice that’s been delicately milled to an impressive 23% of its original size. The heady, rice aroma tantalizes the senses before the first, fascinating sip. Mellow, melon tones smooth out the palate, releasing tension, then continue to soothe through every following glass. To taste truly refined sake, taste Kuramitsu.

Best in Show White Wine: Takizawa Junmai NV Junmai

Gentle aroma with a hint of koji. Japan’s highest level of super soft water “Kokuyo Water” is used as the mother water. With the super soft water, the scent of sake and the umami of rice, as well as the sharpness, become luxuriously intensified.