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10,000 wines judged - Angas Plains Wines in top 24 from Australia & New Zealand
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2006 Angas Plains Estate PJ’s Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the trophy for Winestate Cabernet Sauvignon wine of the year 2008 runner up.
“This is great recognition for a small producer and even more thrilling when you consider the number of wines in the competition. I am very pleased with the development of this Cabernet which has retained good fruit flavours while staying in balance. The grapes are taken from our vineyard in Langhorne Creek and this award further supports my belief that this is a great region for Cabernet. I must confess that I am a bit of a Cabernet devotee” quoted Phillip Cross
Peter Muscet of Winestate Magazine, said that, “Over 2,000 Cabernets were judged by their teams of judges during 2008 for, The Winestate Australian & New Zealand Wine Buying Guide 2008.”
The magazine has an estimated readership of over 100,000. As part of the recognition The Angas Plains Estate PJs Cabernet was served at the Annual Winestate Awards Dinner in the Hilton Banquet Room in Adelaide on the 27th November.
Judy enthusiastically volunteered that, “This experience was like a dream for Angas Plains Wines especially after this wine has also won the Trophy for the Best Dry Red of any style at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 2007.”
“We are very passionate about our vines and the grapes we are growing. We aim to get the maximum flavour from the wines we are making. Our grapes are grown with minimum water which has become a real advantage with the current drought conditions for our district.” said Phillip Cross
“We are extremely pleased to have Peter Douglas as our contract winemaker. Working closely together, we are producing a number of fine award winning wines that are yet to be released. We are now producing wines with a little less alcohol while maintaining good fruit flavours that have integrated well with the fine oak while maturing in barrels, as we feel this is what consumers are seeking.” said Judy Cross
Small family businesses can find it difficult to compete against the many wine labels in the market place, however Angas Plains Wines are working extremely hard to achieve this. Their wines are available in selected outlets within Australia, and currently exporting into China.
Angas Plains Wines offer mail order and direct sales on the internet www.angasplainswines.com.au to ensure we can make our wines readily available to wine lovers all over Australia.
They also host a very friendly cellar door on weekends, on our vineyard and invite people to come and taste and wines. Angas Plains Wines, Angas Plains Rd Langhorne Creek South Australia, just 1 hour’s drive from Adelaide. PH 08 85373159
“We believe wine is for the enjoyment of the drinker, at Angas Plains we have a saying real people, real fun, real wine, so we encourage you to try some soon,” says Judy Cross your host.