A pinot noir from Tasmania has been crowned the best in the country.
The Giant Steps Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 broke a six year winning streak by white wine varieties at the Royal Queensland Wine Show Awards at the Brisbane Showgrounds on Friday.
The top drop also won the prestigious Stodart Trophy for the best red table wine of show.
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Chief judge Jim Chatto said it was well deserved.
"The Giant Steps Nocton stood head and shoulders above the pack for its clarity of fruit, exquisite perfume and profound structure," he said.
"As soon as I tasted it, I knew it was going to be hard to beat."
Giant Steps in a Yarra Valley-based winery, with the Nocton drop grown in the Coal River Valley. It features tastes of seaweed, iodine, and dark cherries.