Monday 27 February 2012

Tertini Wines Leads The Way

Media Release

Southern Highlands producer, Tertini Wines, has started 2012 in spectacular fashion with a swag of trophies and medals at the South Coast Wine Show.
Pinot Noir 2009

The recently released 2009 Pinot Noir proved to be the star of the 2012 South Coast Wine Show for Tertini, winning a Gold Medal and Trophies for Best Pinot Noir, Best Red Wine of the Show and Best Wine from the Southern Highlands Region.

The 2008 Tertini Riesling continued the winery’s extraordinary track record with this grape variety by winning a Gold medal and Trophy for the Best Riesling. This Riesling has now won 9 Gold medals including at the International Riesling Challenge.

The 2009 Tertini Reserve Noble Riesling also seems to be destined for further show success, winning a Gold medal at its very first wine show!

Tertini Wines Sales Manager, Robert Kay, explains “We are absolutely delighted.

The judges at this wine show are highly respected, with plenty of national and international experience. The Chief Judge emphasised in his summation that three of the wines, including the 2009 Tertini Pinot Noir and 2008 Tertini Riesling, are truly world class.”

“Only 6 Gold medals were awarded across 19 Classes,” Mr Kay explained, “and Tertini Wines received three of them.”

2011 Tertini Pinot Gris

The 2009 Tertini Pinot Noir has won four Gold medals in recent months including at the 2011 National Wine Show, Australia’s only best-of-the-best wine show where a wine has to win gold or silver at another major wine show to be eligible to enter.

Like Riesling, Pinot Noir is a variety that is well suited to the cool climate of the Southern Highlands and it seems to be doing particularly well at Tertini’s “Yaraandoo” vineyard near Berrima.

Mr Kay further explained; “Pinot Noir is a challenging variety that is very sensitive to climate, soils and vine age so it is particularly pleasing to see these results from such young vines. The success points to a great future for Pinot Noir from “Yaraandoo” and the rest of the Southern Highlands Region.”

Mr Kay said “We are committed to producing the best quality fruit possible at “Yaraandoo”, with hand pruning, regular soil testing, careful canopy management, low cropping and hand picking”.

“Then we hand over the fruit to our winemaker, Jonathan Holgate, with the expectation that he will craft an award-winning wine, which he has done brilliantly and consistently”.

In all, the small range of Tertini Wines, which includes Riesling, Arneis, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Cabernet has won over 240 trophies and medals at regional, national and international wine shows since the first vintage in 2005. The wines have also been named “Best in Class” on over 40 separate occasions.

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