Fresh from release, the 2012 Plantagenet Riesling has won three Trophies at this years’ prestigious Qantas Wine Show Of Western Australia, including Best Wine Of Show.
Judged from a field of over 1100 wines, the 2012 Plantagenet Riesling was awarded a Trophy for Best 2012 Riesling, Best White Wine and as mentioned Best Wine of Show.
“This remarkable accolade should be seen as confirmation of the Great Southern Region’s ability to produce world class Riesling and is recognition of the wonderful work done by our Plantagenet Vineyard and Winemaking teams.” commented Plantagenet Wines General Manager, Jan Skrapac.
Created in Mount Barker 35 years ago, the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected wine shows – reflecting the growth of the state’s wine industry and providing wine enthusiasts with insights into the best of Western Australia’s wines. It is the state's premier Wine Show, exclusivelyjudging Western Australian wines.
To complement these awards, the 2012 Plantagenet Riesling also received a Gold Medal at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show and a Silver Medal at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Plantagenet Wines, maker of internationally recognised wines from the Great Southern region of Western Australia, now have two more aromatic wines from the 2012 vintage to add to the new Omrah range: the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and 2012 Rosé.
With consumers beginning to look for lighter styles of wine, the addition of a Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and a dry Rosé were a natural extension to the Omrah range. Both of these wines capture the essence of the Omrah brand through contemporary winemaking styles and packaging. Market research shows continuing category growth in the classic Western Australian blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon and the rapid consumer acceptance of dry savoury style Rosé.
Priced at $18.99 and with a fresh new look, the Omrah range showcases the very best of cool-climate wines from the Great Southern region. Winemaker Cath Oates notes “These wines really demonstrate what Omrah is all about – they are easy drinking wines, great with food and really speak of the type of wine being made in the Great Southern region. Coming into summer this is the style that a lot of wine consumers are looking for. The wines are crisp, fresh and bursting with flavour”.
Omrah Great Southern Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012
“The combination of the two varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon allows for the winemaker to create a wine that has many facets, with Sauvignon Blanc giving perfume and tropical fruits, while the Semillon provides notes of citrus and provides the backbone of the wine with its fine acidity, a character best expressed in cooler regions.”
Cath Oates – Winemaker
Omrah Great Southern Rosé 2012
“In the 2012 vintage we decided to use our Tempranillo grapes to produce our Rosé, specifically as it has a lovely fragrance, red fruit characters and a higher natural acidity to give the wine focus and freshness. It’s a dry style with vibrant red cherry aromas and notes of strawberry and raspberry. This juicy wine has mouth filling fruit flavours from the inclusion of the Shiraz, a savoury edge and a refreshingly tight finish.”
Cath Oates – Winemaker