Amherst, NH – New Hampshire’s own LaBelle Winery has once again made a great showing for our state in an international wine competition! LaBelle’s newest variety, Americus, was recently awarded a Gold Medal in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. LaBelle Winery Americus is big and bold, savory, with rich tannin structure and loads of pepper on the palate. Americus is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Noiret grapes and was first released in September 2011. LaBelle Winery also won two bronze medals for its Halcyon and Gewurztraminer wines in this competition.
This is the twelfth year of the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. This year’s competition judged 3198 wines and included 64 judges, all with national and international credentials, from multiple markets in North America, Canada, South America, Australia and England, Germany, Israel, and France. Competition entries arrived from 22 countries, 49 states, and 6 provinces in Canada.
Participation in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition benefits Camp Good Days & Special Times, a camp for terminally ill children with cancer.
Americus also earned a Silver Medal in the International Women’s Wine Competition in the Fall of 2011.
These awards are not the only plaudits LaBelle Winery has earned thus far in 2012. Earlier this Spring, LaBelle Winery won a Silver Medal at the International Eastern Wine Competition’s 2012 Riesling Championship. LaBelle Winery was the only winery from the New England states to place in the Semi-Dry (0.91 – 2.00% residual sugars) Riesling category.