Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


NZCabernet Takes Top Spot in Australian Good Wine Guide

Red Alert: NZCabernet Takes Top Spot in Australian Good Wine Guide

Stonyridge Vineyard, located on the beautiful island of Waiheke near Auckland has received recognition for its red wine, which has topped the list for the best Cabernet Merlot in The Age/ Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2013. The Stonyridge Larose 2010 scored 97 points to make it the highest equal scoring red wine in 2013 and finish ahead of all of Australia’s most iconic Cabernet Merlots.

Renowned wine critic and author of the Good Wine Guide 2013, Nick Stock, describes the 2010 Larose as “sitting right at the top of the Bordeaux-inspired blends, the 2010 Larose has a beautiful density that is fused with elegance… a real triumph!”

This award is the latest in a long string of international accolades that Stonyridge Larose has achieved since the first vintage back in 1985, further cementing this wine as New Zealand’s greatest Bordeaux Blend, and indeed a wine that can stand proud on the world stage.

“To receive this kind of accolade from a country that has such a strong heritage for producing world-class reds is something that makes us really proud,” says Steve White, owner and Chief Winemaker at Stonyridge. “This latest recognition is remarkable because it blasts the old generalisation that Australia makes great reds and NZ great whites.”

“We are dedicated to producing the finest Cabernet blends in the world and unlike other NZ wine producers who deserted the Cabernets in favour of Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir, we have invested and stayed true to producing the world’s top Bordeaux Blend.”

This latest acknowledgement confirms Stonyridge as one of the world’s best red wine producers. Last year Australian wine magazine Winestate awarded Stonyridge Larose 2006 five stars, placing it first equal with the legendary Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River in its annual awards in 2011, ahead of Chateau Latour 2006 and Chateau Rothschild 2006.

“We consider this more important than our victory against the First Growths in Paris because of the calibre of the judging panel,” says Steve. “All the judges were Australian and two of them Masters of Wine (MWs) Phil Reedman MW, David Le Mire MW and Ian McKenzie National Wine Show Judge - these guys really know their Cabernets, so it feels good to get their seal of approval.”

Steve White purchased the north-facing Stonyridge property 30 years ago with the sole intention of producing the world’s top Bordeaux Blend i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot blends. Stonyridge exports to prestige restaurants, wine bars and individual collectors all around the world.

As well as producing its own olives and olive oil, Stonyridge also boasts a critically acclaimed café (Veranda Café). The café overlooks the vines, olive grove, and lavender field, and serves Pacifico/Mediterranean inspired dishes designed and created by the team at Stonyridge.

Over the years presidents, dignitaries and celebrities from around the globe have visited the café including the owner of PRADA, the EMIR of Abu Dhabi, Joanna Lumley, Dawn French, Michael Douglas, CEO of Louis Vuitton, Carl Lewis, the President of Mexico, Rachael Hunter Jamie Oliver and the Black Eyed Peas.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Interest Rates: Wheeler Hikes OCR To 3% On Inflationary Pressures, Eyes Kiwi

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler lifted the official cash rate for the second time in as many months, saying non-tradable inflationary pressures were "becoming apparent" in an economy that’s picking up pace and he's watching the impact of a strong kiwi dollar on import prices. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Equity Crowd Funding Carries Risks, High Failure Rate

Equity crowd funding, which became legal in New Zealand this month, comes with a high risk of failure based on figures showing existing forays into social capital have a success rate of less than 50 percent, one new entrant says. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Migration Rises To 11-Year High In March

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures. More>>

ALSO:

Hugh Pavletich: New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Thursday Market Close: Genesis Debut Sparks Energy Rally

New Zealand stock rose after shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared as much as 18 percent in its debut listing on the NZX, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Meridian Energy, MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy and TrustPower paced gains. More>>

ALSO:

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news