The 2018 Pig in the House Shiraz has been awarded The Imperial Hotel Trophy for the Best Local Wine at the 2019 Cowra Wine Show which was judged on July 16th.
The recently released wine received an impressive 96 points from the judges in the Dry Red Class.
Winemaker, Anthony D’Onise said, “we are delighted with the result. It is a great follow up to the 2016 Pig in the House Shiraz which won gold medals and a trophy in the national show circuit.”
“The most rewarding aspect of this gold medal is that it was judged in an open class with wines from across Australia, and only four gold medals were awarded.
“The style of wine we are making is wine to be enjoyed; medium bodied with pristine varietal fruit characters. All the wines that won gold exhibited this characteristic.”
The judges, including Master of Wine Jane Skilton, Thorn Clark’s Peter Kelly and the Hunter Valley’s Andrew Thomas, commented that it was “an exciting group of wine with personality and sense of place.”
Pig in the House vigneron and owner, Jason O’Dea said, “while the fruit is grown organically and the wine is organically certified, we are extremely proud that the Shiraz continues to do so well when judged against its peers, not just other organic wines.
“We like to think that the wine quality and its accessibility are the most important thing and as a bonus the wine is both organic and vegan friendly.”
David O’Dea, one of the region’s founding vignerons, said he was gratified that the hard work put in by Anthony and the vineyard team was reaping rewards. ‘’It has been a tough few years in the wine game and the way the team has stuck to their principles and applied themselves to producing quality wines is, quite frankly, astounding.”
The 2018 Pig in the House Shiraz, along with all the other trophy wines are available for tasting at the Cowra Wine Show Public Tasting tomorrow (Saturday 20 July) at the Cowra Showground.
- Trophy, Best Local Wine, 2019 Cowra Wine Show
- Gold Medal, 2019 Cowra Wine Show, 96 points