Shottesbrooke Vineyards has been awarded ‘Best Producer ‐ Australia’ at the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards in Germany.
Additionally, Shottesbrooke has ‐ for a second time ‐ taken out the award for ‘Best of Show, Australian Red’. Previously awarded for its Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, this time a wine from its flagship range, the 2018 Reserve Series ‘Punch’ Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the top prize.
The Mundus Vini competition, held in Germany, is one of the most high‐profile wine competitions in the world. More than 11,000 wines are submitted each year and are judged in multiple blind tasting rounds by a highly qualified international jury comprising 120 oenologists, winemakers, professional wine traders, sommeliers and expert journalists that each have excellent reputations in their fields.
Sourced from Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in the 1960s on the Shottesbrooke estate property, the Reserve Series ‘Punch’ Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from hand selected parcels of fruit and aged in high quality French oak barrels, with the achievement of varietal expression and regional character being the focus.
The winemaker took out a further six gold medals at the highly respected competition. They were:
GOLD ‐ Shottesbrooke Reserve Series ‘Punch’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
GOLD ‐ Shottesbrooke Reserve Series ‘Eliza’ Shiraz 2016
GOLD ‐ Shottesbrooke Reserve Series ‘the Proprietor’ Red Blend 2018
GOLD ‐ Shottesbrooke Single Vineyard Series ‘Bush Vine’ Grenache 2018
GOLD ‐ Shottesbrooke Estate Series Cabernet Sangiovese 2018
GOLD ‐ Tide Chaser by Shottesbrooke Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Head winemaker and General Manager, Hamish Maguire, said: “Our flagship Reserve wines are designed to not only be representative of the variety, but also the region. This result has strengthened our resolve to continue producing wines from McLaren Vale that shine a light on what we do here, and has reaffirmed our belief that the Cabernet Sauvignon variety can definitely hold its own against the traditional Shiraz and Grenache varieties in the ‘Vale.
“McLaren Vale wines deserve their place on the world stage, and we hope that by receiving internationally recognised accolades such as this, we are able to really support the wonderful things we are doing as a premium winegrowing region.”