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Red Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2004 wins Trophy

Red Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2004 has won a Gold Medal and the Trophy for Best Pinot at the Brisbane Fine Wine Festival 2007.

The Brisbane Fine Wine Festival is a 3-day celebration of some of the best wines Australia has to offer with over 500 wines being entered for judging. This year the team of judges, was led by Master of Wine & Wine Judging Chairman, Andrew Corrigan.

Red Hill Estate won a further five bronze medals for their 2004 Blanc de Blanc, 2006 Pinot Grigio, 2005 Chardonnay, 2003 Classic Release Pinot Noir and 2003 Shiraz.

The judges commented that the Pinot class was “a strong class with many varying styles”, and only awarded one Gold Medal in this class.

“Even though there were a few concerns about the rains holding off in 2004, they did and as a result, some really beautiful wines were made.” said Red Hill Estate senior winemaker Michael Kyberd.

“This wine just keeps getting better and better. I doubt that the wine has yet reached its peak, which indicates that it has fantastic cellaring potential too.”

The cool, gentle ripening conditions of the 2004 vintage produced a wine with lovely perfume and complex layered flavours. The nose has spicy notes but is dominated by sweet red fruits including cherries and berries with the occasional black cherry and plum. A hallmark of this wine is the length of these flavours on the palate and its silky texture.

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