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Nangkita single vineyard duo wins gold medals
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Premium Southern Fleurieu and McLaren Vale winemaker Vincognita Wines has again demonstrated their excellent grapegrowing and winemaking skills. At the recent 2008 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show, Vincognita’s 2006 Nangkita Shiraz muscled it out with the cream of Australia’s Shiraz wines in the single vineyard class. When the results became clear, Vincognita’s $19 wine made it through to be one of the few to be awarded a Gold Medal in the highly competitive class.
This is the second Gold Medal for this wine, having been awarded Top Gold Medal in its class at the 2007 Royal Hobart International Wine Show late last year.
Adding to the great news, Vincognita’s 2007 Madeleine’s Viognier also received a Gold Medal at the 2008 Macquarie Bank Sydney Royal Wine Show in the single vineyard class.
These wins are a great start to the year for Vincognita, highlighting what can be achieved when grapegrowing and winemaking work together. The wines are handmade from estate grown grapes from Vigneron Peter Belej’s Nangkita vineyard using both traditional and innovative winemaking techniques.
Nangkita is located in the heart of the South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula between McLaren Vale and Currency Creek.
Vincognita Vigneron Peter Belej said “I am absolutely delighted to achieve this success as it highlights the success of our specialties Viognier and Shiraz and highlight the Nangkita district as a premium grapegrowing area. Vincognita’s wines are available by mail order and selected Sydney fine wine stores for $19 per bottle. For more Vincognita information see www.vincognita.com.au