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Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz wins Trophy and Gold at the 2017 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show
Peregrine Ridge has won the trophy for the Best Single Vineyard Sparkling White or Pink Bottle Fermented Dry Wine at the 2017 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show, which is judged in conjunction with the Cowra Wine Show.
The winning wine was the Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz – Cuvee C3-D2. This wine won Gold in the Sparkling Red/Rose class before taking out the trophy. This is the second national trophy awarded to this cuvee, the first being the Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine at the 2016 Australian Small Winemaker’s Show. It has also received three gold medals.
C3-D2 is a blend of 2012 and 2013 fruit and it follows in the footsteps of the earlier cuvees which have won in aggregate 4 trophies and 8 gold awards. It has been dosaged with a small quantity of estate grown fortified Shiraz, which adds richness and complexity. The cuvee was matured in 15% new and 85% seasoned (predominately 1 year old) French and American oak for 20 months prior to bottling and then bottle fermented for a further 36 months, to enable the cuvee to fully develop its rich and complex bottle fermentation characteristics.
Cuvee C3-D2 has a wonderful bouquet of sweet blackberries and raspberries, which follow through to the palate. Try serving this wine with a rich brie, pate, terrine or duck and if you’re thinking about Christmas in July already, the turkey and ham!
Next Major Event
Heathcote on Show – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend – June 2018
Peregrine Ridge will be participating in Heathcote on Show over the June long weekend. You will find us at the Mechanics Institute, 121 High Street, Heathcote offering tastings in the Guide Hall between 10am and 5pm each day.
As always, there will be some great tastings to complement our usual tasting fare:
Saturday: Screw Cap vs Cork featuring our 2008 Limited Release “French Oak” Heathcote Shiraz.
Sunday: Vertical tasting of our Limited Release “French Oak” Heathcote Shiraz range featuring wines from five vintages:
- 2005 (museum release, and winner of Double Gold at the 2014 China Wine and Spirits Competition)
- 2006 (Trophy for the Best Open Class Shiraz and Trophy for Best Red Wine in Show at the 2014 Le Concours des Vins de Victoria)
- 2008 (Trophy for Best Aged Red Wine at the 2014 Daylesford Wine Show)
Every day: American Oak versus French Oak. If you’ve heard the statement “oak matters” and you want to hone your understanding of the difference oak makes, don’t miss this one!
We are also celebrating the long weekend with tastings of our Sparkling Shiraz. We will have on tasting a dual national champion! Our Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz which has won the trophy for the Champion Sparkling Wine at the Australian Small Winemaker’s Show and trophy for the Best Sparkling Wine at the 2017 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show!
We look forward to sharing our wines with you over the June long weekend. Limited quantities of museum releases and back vintages will be available for sale during Heathcote on Show.