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29/10/2007

Dual medal honours for Howard Park Chardonnay

Howard Park has affirmed its position in the world of wine as a top cool-climate Chardonnay producer, scooping two show medals for its new vintage Howard Park Chardonnay.

The 2006 Howard Park Chardonnay collected a gold medal and a place in the Top 50 wines of the show at the recent Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia along with a silver medal at the National Cool Climate Wine Show in New South Wales.

In its 14th vintage since 1993, the 2006 Howard Park Chardonnay is made from 100% cool-climate fruit from the Great Southern region in an elegant style that relies on balance and sophistication rather than power and oak.

These two medals are added to the list of accolades for the Howard Park Chardonnay line, which also include a blue-gold medal at the 2007 Sydney International Wine Show, a gold medal at the 2006 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and a gold medal at the 2006 National Cool Climate Wine Show.

Howard Park Senior Winemaker Tony Davis believes that the key characteristics which define the Howard Park Chardonnay line are its fresh, lively citric and mineral aromas and flavours, elegant, refined and tight palate structure, and zesty, racy acidity.

In addition to the medals for the Howard Park Chardonnay, Howard Park also received a silver medal for the 2005 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz at the National Cool Climate Wine Show and a bronze medal at the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia.

The Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia has become one of Australia’s most respected wine shows – mirroring the growth of the state’s wine industry and providing wine enthusiasts with insights into the best of Western Australia’s wines. The 2007 judging panel was led by James Halliday. For more information, please visit www.wineshowwa.com.au

The National Cool Climate Wine Show is a benchmark of maritime and continental cool climate wines produced in Australia which fall within the Show’s definition of cool climate. For more information, please visit www.coolwines.com.au

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