2011 Australian Wine Producer of the Year

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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We are delighted to announce that Château Tanunda has again won the prestigious title of AUSTRALIAN WINE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – at the 2011 BERLIN WINE TROPHY competition. 

Full details of this award can be viewed online below –

 CHATEAU TANUNDA - AUSTRALIAN WINE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 2011

Having previously won this prestigious accolade in 2010 with a record haul of medals – Château Tanunda has again taken out the ‘Australian Wine Producer of the Year’ at the 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

A fantastic achievement and one which follows on from last years ‘Australian Wine Producer of the Year’ at the International Wine and Spirit Competition – The Olympic games of the wine world held annually in London. World’s Best Shiraz accolades for the 2005 The Everest Shiraz and World’s best Single Estate red wine for the 2008 Everest Grenache have given Château Tanunda an enviable international track record.

And it’s one which looks set to continue in 2011 with nine Gold Medals, including a Premium Gold and nine Silver Medals all being awarded to Château Tanunda at the 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy.

2009 Three Graces, set the pace with a Premium Gold award – only 18 were awarded in total and this certainly raises the profile of the Chateau’s premium Cabernet blend.

‘The ‘Three Graces’ is a classic Bordeaux blend of three of the worlds most noble varieties but the real finesse and subtlety of the blend comes from the high percentage of Cabernet Franc – 36 percent in total. Said John Geber

The 2009 Vintage has certainly benefitted from the extensive barrel program which has seen the Chateau invest heavily in new French oak over the last three years.

This is certainly looking like the best blend we have put together  - svelte and seamless blackcurrant fruit delicately interwoven with tobacco leaf, capsicum, black pepper and savoury French oak gives the wine an undeniable elegance and generous length.’

The ‘Terroirs of the Barossa’ range of Shiraz continued to impress and were all awarded Gold Medals along with the new release 2009 Single Vineyard Shiraz and the Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon.