|Best merlot in Australia and New Zealand|
Kim Crawford Small Parcels Corner 50 Merlot has been named as this year’s Champion Merlot in New Zealand and Australia at the Winestate Wine of the Year 2010 official awards in Auckland.
This exclusive event showcased 60 of the best Australian and New Zealand wines of 2010, selected by the judging panels from the 10,000 submissions received in the previous year.
The win adds to a growing haul of medals. It took the gold medal and trophy at the 2010 Bragato Wine Awards and the gold medal at this year’s Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards.
Kim Crawford global brand manager Nina Stojnic says they are delighted with the result.
“Kim Crawford Wines has long been acclaimed for its Sauvignon Blanc so we are thrilled to see our red wines getting the recognition they deserve,” she says.
“A judicious approach in both the vineyard and winery has resulted in a wine of exceptional flavour and character.”
Winestate Magazine described it as a sturdy and generous red, deeply coloured, with fresh, brambly, plummy flavours, showing excellent concentration, hints of coffee and sweet oak, good complexity and the power to age.
Kim Crawford Small Parcels
Each vintage Kim Crawford winemakers seek out small batches of exceptional grapes which are made into the Small Parcel (SP) range. These flagship wines are devoted to delivering the very best expression of Kim Crawford and New Zealand.
The grapes come from exceptional vineyards in New Zealand’s best wine-growing regions and must meet stringent requirements before they are passed for winemaking.
Special attention is lavished on the finest grapes making a wine that may be individual, not just to that year or particular vineyard, but to that small parcel of carefully selected fruit.