Pyrenees Wine Run 2014
MELBOURNE, DECEMBER 6 2013
DARK HORSE PYRENEES BRAND GLENLOFTY WINES ADDS MORE GOLD TO 2013 MEDAL TALLY
Wins cool-climate premium Australian shiraz “for the French palate”.
The keenly-contested annual FACCI Concours des vins de Victoria saw dark horse Glenlofty Wines carry off shiraz gold at its 2013 gala, sharing the spotlight with its next-door Pyrenees neighbour M A Chapoutier, perhaps the leading Rhone brand in France. Judges noted that the Glenlofty 2011 Single Vineyard Pyrenees Shiraz married red and dark fruits with richness and elegance – a worthy challenger to the best syrahs of France’s northern Rhone.
“And for a fraction of the price of a Cote Rotie!”, said Glenlofty’s assistant vineyard manager Scott Gerrard (pictured with judges Gilles Lapalus and Jean-Michel Durivault). “Even with a French accent, Glenlofty wines really speak for their own special place in the Pyrenees foothills”.
Glenlofty vineyards were planted in the mid-1990’s. Until 2011, Glenlofty’s cool-climate fruit was blended into some of the best-known vintages of the well-known Australian Penfolds, Seppelts and Brown Bros brands, only rarely gaining a special mention of its own. All that changed in 2010, with Glenlofty’s far-reaching decision to devote all its premium fruit into its own single-vineyard range.
“With our release this year of the Glenlofty Single Vineyard 2011 reds and 2012 whites, we seem to be kicking a few goals”, said Scott Gerrard. “Our shiraz has won gold in China, London and Melbourne. Our cab and nebbiolo have also impressed the judges, and our roussanne marsanne and chardonnay have also gone down really well. All up, our 8 golds, 7 silvers and 6 bronzes are a great start".
For further information:
Roger Richmond-Smith in Montreal on +1 514 577 7371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian McNeill at Glenlofty on +61 3 5354 8228 or email@example.com