The Chateau 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz Conquers the Old World!

Friday, August 17, 2012

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Château Tanunda’s 100 Year Old VinesShiraz2009 has triumphed at one of Europe’s leading wine shows, the prestigious Berlin Wine Trophy 2012, winning “Best Dry Red Wine of the Show”.

Challenging the perception thatAustraliais a relative youngster on the global wine scene, the Barossa is home to some of the oldest vines in the world.  It is fruit sourced from these centenarian vines that has enabled The Château’s 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz to climb the ranks and see off competition from 4,500 entries and 30 countries at this year’s show.

In the harsh Australian climate, these 100 year old vines have stood the test of time and are the perfect complement to the Château’s traditional winemaking techniques.  These bespoke methods combine “Old World” approaches of hand-picking, open fermenting and basket pressing the grapes and neither fining nor filtering the wine with a “New World” attention to detail. 

No stranger to awards Château Tanunda is also recognised internationally winning “Australian Wine Producer of the Year” at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010 and at the Berlin Wine Trophy in both 2010 and 2011 as well as a 5 Red Star rating in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013.

In addition to the international awards Château Tanunda’s wines have been acknowledged by some of the world’s most influential wine publications including Decanter, The Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator.  In these tough economic times, when offering value for money is more important than ever, it was a real achievement for Château Tanunda’s Grand Barossa Shiraz to hit #4 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Outstanding Value Wines of the World2011 making it the highest ranked Australian wine on the list. The Wine Advocate rated Château Tanunda one of Australia's Top Twenty Best Value Producers for 2011 saying of the wines  “Clean, pure, unpretentious and exquisitely made, these are must-buys for a true taste of the Barossa”. 

Proprietor John Geber comments on another set of exceptional results saying “I am absolutely thrilled that our delicious old vine wines from the “New World” are winning such coveted awards in the “Old World”.  The continual critical acclaim on three continents makes me very proud and is a tribute to the team behind the growing and making of our wines. I am not aware of any other winery that can beat our recent track record which truly reflects the best of both worlds”.