McLaren Vale winery Braydun Hill has won another coveted Gold Medal for its Single Vineyard Premium Shiraz 2012, this time at the Sélection Mondiales Des Vins Canada International Wine Competition, the most important wine competition in North America.
Carol Bradley, who handles the sales and marketing side of the Braydun Hill wine business said, “We know our fellow Australian wine connoisseurs and Aussie judges love our premium shiraz wines, but it’s also good to see their quality recognised overseas where they’re pitted against the best the world has to offer.”
With complex stone fruit and spice aromas, and a rich, layered palate of dark berry flavours with chocolate and savoury elements, the 2012 vintage of the Single Vineyard Premium Shiraz exhibits the long fine tannins which are essential to balance the superb fruit and French and American oak undertones, and give it longevity.
In fact, while it makes for good drinking right now, this McLaren Vale shiraz could be cellared carefully for great drinking until 2025.
In 2014 this exceptional wine also won gold medals in the Winewise Small Vignerons Awards and in Wine Showcase Magazine. The secret is in how viticulturalist Tony Dunn hand-prunes and carefully tends his vines and the winemaking prowess of skilled winemaker Rebecca Kennedy.
As James Halliday explained in awarding Braydun Hill 4½ star winery status in his 2008 Wine Companion, “Carol and Tony… have produced wines since 2001, which leave no doubt this is a very distinguished site capable of producing wines of the highest order.”
What is Sélection Mondiales Des Vins Canada?
Sélection Mondiales Des Vins Canada is held annually in in Québec City, Canada. It is presented under the patronage of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) and of the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions (VINOFED), and is regarded as the most important wine competition in North America. The judging of wines follows the OIV and VINOFED’s rigorous standards of objectivity. This year’s edition was held from May 29 to June 2, 2015.
To order the Single Vineyard Premium Shiraz 2012 call us on (08) 8382 3023.