Last night was Barossa’s night of nights as the wine industry came together to celebrate the 39th annual Barossa Wine Show.
With 717 wines entered in this year’s competition – up by 116 from last year – it’s a testament to the growing quality, confidence and pride of our region’s. International guest judge Lisa Perrotti-Brown spoke highly of the entries, noting in particular the 2015 rieslings and 2014 grenache.
With this in mind we were blown away with the results:
Class 5: Dry White, other varieties and blend, not eligible in classes 1-4
2014 Butchers Block White – Bronze
(judges comment: Rhone whites are proven performers in the Barossa and showed well)
Class 16: Dry red, grenache, and/or Mourvédre dominant blends
2014 Butchers Block Red – Gold
(judges comment: A very strong class and a joy to judge. It was fascinating to see how the ones evolved with time in the glass. These are dynamic and exciting wines, with lots of stylistic differences. The top wines are outstanding)
….and finally – the big news Mark (he who is just slightly obsessed with the varietal) had been hoping for:
Class 15 – Dry red, varietal grenache
2014 Turkey Flat Grenache – Gold & The Vinpac International Trophy winner!
(judges comment: Best wines balanced, fresh and delicious)
So the celebrations continue today – just in time for International Grenache Day too! To say that we are thrilled and honoured by the results is an understatement at the least. We must also congratulate all the trophy and medal winners last night – very well deserved, each one of them!