Cellarmasters wins at the International Cool Climate Wine Show
The International Cool Climate Wine Show was established in 2000 and is held every year in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, one of Australia’s prestigious cool climate wine regions. The show offers a platform to highlight the benchmark wine styles grown in premium cool climate regions across Australia and internationally.
The 16th International Cool Climate Wine Show took place in May 2016 with a panel of nine judges chaired by winemaker Meg Brodtmann, MW (Master of Wine).
Among some of Australia and the world’s finest cool climate wines, several wines made for and sold exclusively by Cellarmasters won awards.
From the Limestone Coast of south eastern Australia, Black Wattle Vineyards scooped two prestigious awards with Black Wattle Mt Benson Shiraz 2013 winning Gold and Black Wattle Mt Benson Icon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 winning a Trophy and Gold.
Winemaker Natasha Mooney added another award to her record with Tash Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2014 taking a Silver medal. This elegant, spicy style of Shiraz is winning many fans across the country.
A new release exclusive to Cellarmasters, Dovetail Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015 burst onto the scene with a Silver medal, scoring 91 points. This style of Chardonnay, with pristine white peach and citrus fruit, is a far cry from the overripe, over-wooded styles of decades past.
Even winning a Bronze medal at a show like the International Cool Climate Wine Show is an acknowledgement of excellence, putting a wine ahead of the majority of the market. From Tasmania, Riversdale Estate Crater Tasmania Chardonnay 2015 and 2014 vintages both won Bronze, along with Riversdale Estate Centaurus Tasmania Pinot Noir 2014. This continues Riversdale’s award-winning streak, making the wines very smart buying for astute collectors.
From NSW, David Lowe Reserve Riesling 2015 won a Bronze medal in recognition of the wine’s clear varietal expression and excellent balance.
If you’re a fan of wines with finesse, elegance and strong cellaring potential, the winners from the International Cool Climate Wine Show will make a great addition to your wine collection.
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