Organic Hunter Valley Winery, Tamburlaine, wins Gold at the 2020 London Wine Competition
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If there’s one thing we do well here in Australia, it’s making quality wines.
A fact that’s once again been demonstrated on the international stage when last week, McLaren Vale-based wine producer d’Arenberg took out the Wine of the Year and Winery of the Year for their 2017 ‘The Dead Arm’ Shiraz at the London Wine Competition.
There’s another reason to toast our success in London that’s a little closer to home.
The Hunter Valley’s Tamburlaine, Australia’s largest producer of organic wines, also won a Gold Medal at the Competition for its 2018 ‘Marlowe – Act One’ Shiraz Cabernet.
No stranger to success, the super-premium red blend, which is sourced from Orange in New South Wales, also won trophies at the 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Show (Best Young Blended Red) and the 2019 National Highlands Wine Show.
On the wine, Tamburlaine’s Managing Director, Mark Davidson comments.
“Excellent fruit from a fine vintage combined with the careful use of new French oak has demonstrated just how well reds from mature Orange region vineyards can perform on the National and International stage alike.”
This year, the London Wine Competition attracted close to 1,000 entries from more than 43 countries.
The Competition judges wines based on three criteria – quality, value for money and presentation.
As Mark explains, “To be a medal winner, wines must show overall rating in all three factors. Not only does the London Wine Competition celebrate quality, where winemaking ability and technical expertise receive peer, buyer and sommelier accreditation, the judges also award points and medals for both value and packaging.”
Tamburlaine also received medals for some of their alternative wines at the Competition too – a Silver Medal for the Point 65 Arneis and Point 65 Viognier and a Bronze Medal for the 2018 Orange Reserve Malbec.