Corang Estate has won a gold medal at the 2020 NSW Wine Awards for our Reserve Selection Canberra District 2019 Shiraz.
With a record number of entries in this year’s awards, the current Shiraz class was the largest, attracting 187 entries. Our Reserve Selection Shiraz scored 95/100 alongside 13 others that garnered the coveted scores of 95 or above.
Chief judge, Dave Brookes said “The Current Vintage Shiraz class was particularly impressive … the final line-up of gold medal winners was uniformly outstanding, showcasing the regional and stylistic diversity NSW is rightly famous for.”
As a Shiraz grower and producer we are particularly excited to be developing a strong reputation for Shiraz, especially as it is one of Australia’s most revered grape varieties. It was also heartening to see several of the Shiraz gold medal winners were from cool climates.
Our 2019 Canberra District Shiraz grapes were sourced from a highly regarded 23-year-old vineyard in Murrumbateman. After picking, most of the fruit was crushed and destemmed into open top fermenters and hand plunged, with around 40% of the bunches fermented whole, adding complexity and richness. Once pressed the wine was matured for 10 months in a mixture of new and aged French barriques.