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Sirromet wins fifth medal for Cabernet Sauvignon

Sirromet Wines has won a fifth international medal for its premium-range 2005 Seven Scenes Cabernet Sauvignon from Granite Belt fruit.

The wine claimed a bronze medal at the 2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Judging was held at the Hotel Nikko from June 13–15, and Sirromet was informed of its medal by event organisers yesterday.

Sirromet previously secured four overseas medals in 2007 with this dark plum-coloured wine.

They were silver medals at the Austrian Wine Challenge in Vienna and at the Wine Masters Challenge in Portugal, and bronze medals at the International Wine and Spirits Competition and at the Decanter World Wine Awards, both held in Britain.

Fruit for the 2005 Seven Scenes Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from Sirromet's 150-hectares of cool climate vineyards at Ballandean on the Granite Belt, and the wine was produced and bottled at the company's headquarters at Mount Cotton, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

"The palate is intense, powerful ripe Cabernet Sauvignon showing firm, berry fruit and soft, powdery tannins," said Sirromet's Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman.

"It has typical Granite Belt varietal characters and is excellent to drink by itself, or matched with venison and other game. The 2005 Vintage was one of the best for reds on the Granite Belt in many years."

The 2005 Seven Scenes Cabernet Sauvignon has a recommended retail price of $25 a bottle and is available from the winery's cellar door at its Mount Cotton headquarters and at selected restaurants and bottle shops.

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