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Cat Amongst The Pigeons In Barossa Wine Show Triumph

By Friday 18 September 2020No Comments

In a Barossa Wine Show dominated by the big players, Cat Amongst The Pigeons 2018 Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz won the Orora Beverages Trophy for Most Outstanding Barossa Wine, Premium Classes (Wine of Show).

Cat Amongst the Pigeons is made by Pinnacle Wines, a division of Woolworths.

“It’s a polished and poised Shiraz,” chair of judges Nick Ryan says. “Contemporary, immediately appealing and possessing all the beguiling pleasures wine lovers look for when they seek out Barossa Shiraz.”

The Most Outstanding Red Wine of Provenance went to Wolf Blass Wines Platinum Label Shiraz 2004, 2010 and 2018.

The Most Outstanding White Wine of Provenance was awarded to Orlando Wines Steingarten Riesling 2011, 2015 and 2020 vintages.

“It’s really lovely and utterly appropriate that in this year, 2020, the year that we lost Colin Gramp, that the great Orlando Steingarten Riesling has won the trophy,” Nick says.

There was a record number of entries to the Wine of Provenance classes.

“This year’s show, shaped by the constraints of Covid-19, has given us a unique opportunity to really focus on the Barossa’s key constituencies,” Nick says.

“We couldn’t go wide, so we went deep. In those six classes judged we still saw the full range of the Barossa’s capabilities, beautiful wines that show an understanding of the history and traditions of this place and exciting wines that proclaim a willingness to chart new courses.”

The trophy presentation was streamed globally via barossawine.com and Barossa Wines’ social media channels.

The show was judged at The Barossa Cellar while six official satellite celebration dinners were held at various Barossa restaurants, with many more private gatherings tuning into the presentation broadcast.

The replay is available online at barossawine.com/wine/barossa-wine-show.

The Barossa Wine Show Experience – collections drawn from the highest scoring wines including the trophy winners – are on sale at barossawine.com/shop.

FULL LIST OF TROPHY WINNERS…

L HUGO & COLIN GRAMP MEMORIAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY PERNOD RICARD WINEMAKERS
Best 2020 Riesling, Class 1
Hallman 2020 Eden Hall Reserve Riesling

THE A STILLER COOPERS TROPHY
Best Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon blend, Class 15
Wolf Blass Wines 2018 The Master Cabernet Shiraz

THE VINPAC INTERNATIONAL TROPHY
Best Grenache, Class 16
Peter Lehmann Wines 2018 The Bond Grenache

THE KAURI WINE INNOVATION TROPHY
Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Class 13
Peter Lehmann Wines 2019 Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon

THE BOB McLEAN MEMORIAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY LALLEMAND AUSTRALIA
Best Grenache, Shiraz & Mourvedre dominant blend, Class 17
Turkey Flat Vineyards 2019 Butchers Block Red

THE AP JOHN COOPERS TROPHY
Best 2018 Shiraz, Class 10
Pinnacle Drinks 2018 Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz

THE BARONS OF BAROSSA TROPHY
The Chairman’s Selection for The Barossa Cellar
Peter Lehmann Wines 2018 Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon

THE PETER LEHMANN PERPETUAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY CASELLA FAMILY BRANDS
Outstanding Wine of Provenance – White
Orlando Wines Steingarten Riesling 2020, 2015, 2011

THE PETER LEHMANN PERPETUAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY CASELLA FAMILY BRANDS
Outstanding Wine of Provenance – Red
Wolf Blass Wines Platinum Shiraz 2018, 2010, 2004

THE ROD SCHUBERT TROPHY
Most Oustanding Barossa Red Table Wine, Premium Classes
Pinnacle Drinks 2018 Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz

THE SEGUIN MOREAU TROPHY
Most Outstanding Single Vineyard Wine, Premium Classes
Hallman 2020 Eden Hall Reserve Riesling – Viticulturist: Dan Falkenberg

THE COOPERAGES 1912 AUSTRALIA TROPHY
Most Successful Exhibitor – Small Producer
Rojomoma

THE MULTI-COLOR AUSTRALIA TROPHY
Most Successful Exhibitor – Medium Producer
Turkey Flat Vineyards

THE AHRENS TROPHY
Most Successful Exhibitor – Large Producer
W Salter & Son

THE ORORA BEVERAGES TROPHY
Most Outstanding Barossa Wine, Premium Classes
Pinnacle Drinks 2018 Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz

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