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|Monday, June 25, 2012||11:07|
(drinks media wire) - Bald Hills took the Central Otago Pinot Noir Trophy with its 2010 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir at the London International Wine Challenge (IWC) announced yesterday, against typically strong competition.
Wines awarded Regional and National Trophies by the IWC judges were showcased yesterday at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London and were available for tasting by the public and the trade for the first time along with many Gold Medal winning wines.
The site chosen for Bald Hills Vineyard occupies a sheltered corner of the sought-after Bannockburn region of Central Otago. Typical well-drained Bannockburn soils are interspersed with patches of deep loam where sheep camped at night when Bald Hills was part of Cairnmuir Station. The successes Bald Hills wines have achieved can be attributed to this initial choice of site as well as to the careful hand-tending of the vines, the controlled water supply and the perfect climate for growing pinot noir.
Co-owner Blair Hunt remarked:” We will be adding this award to a wall of framed Gold Medal and Trophy certificates on display in our tasting room. This further prestigious award meets the benchmark set by our multi-trophied 2005 Pinot Noir.”
At Bald Hills it is business as usual at the premium end of the quality spectrum!
|Company: New Zealand Wine|
|Address: PO Box 90-276, Victoria Street West - Auckland 1142|
|Country: NEW ZEALAND|