Peregrine Ridge’s Non-vintage Sparkling Shiraz shone again at the 2013 Le Concours des Vins de Victoria, taking out the prestigious “Coup de Coeur” Trophy. The Chairman of Judges, M. Bernard Burtschy said that the wine stole his heart and so he had to award the “Coup de Coeur” to this beautiful wine. “It showed richness of fruit, had all the finesse of a fine wine and was a true joy to drink” he said.
The Chairman of Judges, Bernard Burtschy is a wine writer at Le Figaro and member of the prestigious Grand Jury Européen. He is also, and above all, a great wine lover, taster and much-published wine writer, notably as a columnist with the Revue du Vin de France. Bernard Burtschy is a member of the European Grand Jury; a professor and teacher at Les Grains Nobles, the Paris School of Wine Tasting; and has been President of the Committee of Experts since 1992. Bernard Burtschy has been recognised with numerous awards for his articles on wine.
The Concours des Vins started 23 years ago in 1990. Run by the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, it is a meeting of two proud wine-producing cultures – French and Australian. It is a place ‘where Victorian terroirs and aromas meet with the French palate’.
The 2013 Le Concours des Vins de Victoria showcased a fabulous line-up of more than 350 Victorian wines from 110 wineries. The award ceremony and tasting extravaganza saw a large crowd of wine and food connoisseurs enjoying their favourite Victorian wines with beautiful French cheese, traditional French pâtés and charcuterie.
Our Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz is a great drink on any occasion but especially during the festive season. It is suited to a range of foods including fruit mince pies, shortbread and fruit cake, turkey, duck and chocolate!