Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nine Gold Bottles

Following the tradition of eight previous vintages, Robert Channon Wines new release 2009 Verdelho has won a gold medal in its first wine show.

Starting in 2001, the first three vintages each won the Trophy for Queensland’s Best White Wine. James Halliday describes the wines as “by far the best Verdelhos I have ever tasted” and more recently as “arguably Australia’s foremost producer of Verdelho.”

Peter Scudamore Smith MW added that the 2002, 2003 and 2004 vintages of Robert Channon Verdelho are “probably the greatest lineage of this varietal in the world.”

The eight vintages of Robert Channon Verdelhos, made entirely from grapes grown in the Robert Channon vineyards at Stanthorpe, have won 7 trophies, 10 gold medals, and numerous other awards including a silver medal at the London International Wine Show. This means in Australian wine circles, this wine is still “THE Verdelho”.

View the full results online at Granite Belt Wine Country and discover more about Qld’s premier wine region. To try the new 2009 Queensland Wine Award gold medal winning vintage, visit Robert Channon Wines on the Granite Belt or contact 07 4683 3260.