Some more exciting news to share… we’ve just found out our 2013 Individual Vineyard Pinot Noir has been awarded a Gold medal at this years Global Pinot Noir Masters, run by Drink Business magazine in the UK. It was the only Australian Pinot Noir to receive a Gold in that price category.
With more than 350 entries from 16 countries, the Global Pinot Noir Masters focuses exclusively on Pinot Noir, judging wines by style and price. This means Pinot Noir is judged as a grape variety, allowing anybody from any country to be judged purely on the quality of wine rather than origin, making the Masters quite a unique competition.
Results have been published in the March 2015 edition of Drinks Business, and will be available online at the end of this month.
About the Competition: (taken from the Drinks Business magainze article, March 2015)
In a crowded wine competition arena, the drinks business Global Pinot Noir Masters stands out for its assessment of wines purely by grape variety rather than region.
Divided only by price bracket and, for ease of judging, whether the style was oaked or unoaked, the blind tasting format allowed wines to be assessed without prejudice about their
country of origin.
The wines were scored out of 100, with those gaining more than 95 points being awarded the top title of Master. Those earning more than 90 points were given a gold, those more
than 85 points a silver, and those more than 80 points a bronze.
The wines were judged by a group of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers on 4 February at The Drapers Arms in Islington, London.