A Northern Tasmanian vineyard has taken out gold in the Sydney Royal Wine Show.
The Pipers Brook Estate label 2017 pinot noir received gold with 95 points, which was closely followed by the Pipers Brook 2017 riesling which took out silver with 93 points.
Senior winemaker Luke Whittle said the pinot noir was the first of their three V17 Pinot Noir releases from the Pipers Brook portfolio.
“We’re immensely proud of the 2017 Pipers Brook Estate Pinot Noir, which truly speaks of the hard work and reinvestment into our vineyards, winery and importantly, our people – a journey which ensures we get to bottle the very best of what our exceptional and iconic vineyard sites are capable of producing,” he said.
Other Northern Tasmanian winners at the competition included bronze for Pipers Brook’s Ninth Island riesling and its sparkling rose.
Winners from other parts of the state included gold for Bream Creek’s reserve pinot noir, silver for Home Hill Wine’s pinot noir, and bronze for Meadowbank Wine’s pinot noir, Gala Estate Vineyard’s black label estate pinot noir, Home Hill’s pinot noir, and Bream Creek’s reserve pinot noir and estate pinot noir.
The Sydney Royal Wine Show has recognised the best of Australian wine since 1826.
The show allows exhibitors to have the opportunity to have their wine benchmarked against a cross-section of Australian competitors.
More than 2,200 exhibits were judged from vineyards across Australia.
A win in the show represents the highest accolade in the wine industry.
For more information about the Sydney Royal Wine Show, visit www.rasnsw.com.au.
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