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MadFish achieves medal success in the US
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Western Australian wine producer, MadFish Wines has achieved prestigious medal honours at the 2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition, collecting a Silver Medal for its 2006 MadFish Riesling.
The 2006 MadFish Riesling is a bright, fresh and zesty wine with a fragrant blend of citrus and ripe fruit flavours and is derived from the finest fruit in the cool Great Southern region in the South West of Western Australia.
This is the third competition medal win for this particular wine, which also won a Gold Medal at the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia and the Rutherglen Wine Show in Victoria, Australia in 2006.
The previous vintage of this wine was rated 91 Points in the James Halliday 2007 Australian Wine Companion and was awarded a Double Trophy at the 6th Hyatt International Riesling Challenge in Canberra, Australia.
“This is a great result for the 2006 MadFish Riesling – a fine example of the MadFish philosophy of producing pure, fresh and clean white wines in which the flavour of the fruit is the primary character. With the San Francisco International Wine Competition being one of the United State’s largest and most respected wine shows, this medal win confirms the strengthening appeal of high quality Western Australian white wines and the current appeal of Rieslings,” MadFish Wines owner Amy Burch said.
This competition is the largest in North America, and among the most prestigious, with over 4,000 wines from various corners of the world and an international array of judges to evaluate them, including Anthony Dias Blue from Blue Lifestyle and Patrick Comiskey from Wine & Spirits Magazine, Los Angeles.
This is the third year running that MadFish Wines has received acclaim at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, with the 2004 MadFish Shiraz receiving a Gold Medal in 2006 and the MadFish label receiving a Double Gold Medal at the 2005 Competition.