The 2015 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir has taken out master pinot - topping its field - at the prestigious 2017 Drinks Business Global Pinot Noir Masters competition. An extraordinary result by any measure.
About the competition:
In a crowded wine competition arena, the drinks business Global Pinot Noir Masters stands out for its assessment of wines purely by grape variety rather than region.
Divided only by price bracket and, for ease of judging, whether the style was oaked or unoaked, the blind tasting format allows wines to be assessed without prejudice about their country of origin.
The wines are scored out of 100, with those gaining more than 95 points being awarded the top title of Master. Those earning more than 90 points were given a gold, those more than 85 points a silver, and those more than 80 points a bronze.
The wines are judged by a group of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers.