Monday, 10 October 2011

Two trophies for the 2009 Lowe Zinfandel

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Media Release

Lowe Wines has been awarded the 'Best Wine of the Show' at the 2011 Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show with the recently released 2009 Lowe Mudgee Zinfandel.

The Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show was established in 2005 and is the only annual organic wine show dedicated to the judging and promotion of certified organic and biodymanic wines from Australia and New Zealand.

Showcasing the diversity, regionality and quality of organic wines, the show aims to help the organic wine sector carve a larger niche for itself on the shelves of the wine trade and in the knowledge base of wine connoisseurs.

The 2009 Lowe Zinfandel won two prestigious trophies; the 'Trophy for the Best Red Wine of the Show' and the prestigious 'Gil Wahlquist Trophy for the Best Wine of the Show'.

According to the Organic Wine Show's website, "the Best Wine of Show is awarded the beautiful Gil Wahlquist Trophy, designed and carved by Nick Statham (from Rosnay Organic Wines in Cowra) from a fallen tree.  Gil Wahlquist planted the first organic vine in Australia in 1971, which then went on to become the first certified organic vineyard in 1984."

"2009 was a textbook season with a mild spring and good rainfall, then a benign, dry summer," explained Lowe Wines winemaker and owner, David Lowe.  "Following the drought from 2002 onwards, this was a godsend. We crop-thinned the unripe fruit twice in the vineyard which helped produce outstanding fruit."

The 2009 Zinfandel is only made in very limited quantities and only in years where David Lowe deems the fruit to be of outstanding quality.

The 2009 Zinfandel was also recently named in the NSW Top 40 wines of 2011.  The Citibank NSW Wines Awards will hold their Trophy Presentation and Awards dinner on 17 October 2011 at the Sydney Opera House.

Recent Awards:
• "Best Wine of the Show" Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show 2011
• "Best Red Wine of the Show" Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show 2011
• Gold Medal, Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show 2011 (19/20)
• Top 40, NSW Wines 2011
• The Gil Walhquist Perpetual Trophy for 'The Most Successful Exhibitor of the Show, Mudgee Wine Show 2011

Distribution: Lowe Wines are distributed by Single Vineyard Wines.  All wines within the Lowe portfolio are available on line via the Lowe website at  lowewine.com.au
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