Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First France, Now China - Sirromet take three GOLD at Beijing Wine Challenge

The Granite Belt’s reputation as a leading wine region soared yesterday when Sirromet won three gold medals at the Wine China Exhibition Show.

Owner Terry Morris claimed gold for Sirromet’s 2008 Signature Collection Shiraz Viognier, a 2009 Signature Collection Chardonnay, and a 2009 Le Sauvage 'Wild Yeast' Cabernet Shiraz.

Sirromet continues to push the boundaries with great success, Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman creating a difference with ‘wild yeast’ complexities.

The 'Wild Yeast' Cabernet Shiraz was produced from premium parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz at Sirromet’s vineyard in Ballandean, and aged in French oak for 14 months before bottling.

China is Australia's fastest-growing wine market; Sirromet began exporting to China in 2008 and is excited about the increased brand credibility the medals will create.

Only weeks ago Sirromet took a gold medal for their Premium 2007 St Jude's Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2011 Challenge International du Vin Competition in France.