Alexia Roberts reigns supreme as Penny’s Hill wins ‘Best Australian Red’ for second year running

For the second year in a row, Penny’s Hill has won ‘Best of Show – Australian Red’ at the esteemed 2017 Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards in Neustadt, Germany.

This time it was the Penny’s Hill 2015 ‘Malpas Road’ Merlot that was awarded the trophy for the ‘Best of Show – Australian Red’, the same trophy won last year with the 2014 ‘Footprint’ Shiraz.

In an international field of more than 6,000 entries from over 150 wine growing regions, Penny’s Hill in McLaren Vale hauled a total of 4 gold medals. In addition to the gold medal for the 2015 Penny’s Hill ‘Malpas Road’ Merlot, the three estate grown 2015 Shiraz wines, ‘Footprint’, ‘Skeleton Key’ and ‘Cracking Black’, were also awarded golds.

A passionate ambassador for the McLaren Vale region and no stranger to international awards and accolades, Penny’s Hill Group Winemaker, Alexia Roberts rates the Mundus Vini wins as exceptional.

“To be awarded the Best of Show – Australian Red two years running in such a strong international competition is truly rewarding,” she said. “McLaren Vale’s climate is well suited to producing premium Merlot. The Malpas Road Merlot is grown on a single vineyard and shows great fruit weight and generosity. Balanced by fine savoury tannins, this wine has great drinkability.” 

For Penny’s Hill founder, Tony Parkinson, the win marks another chapter in the success of the brand’s estate-produced McLaren Vale wines. “This is an outstanding result. I’m proud and excited by the success Alexia and her team are enjoying. Her passion, talent and dedication have raised the international standing of Penny’s Hill to the highest level.”

Now considered one of the most significant wine competitions in the world, Mundus Vini was founded in 2001. Members of the judging panel include leading international oenologists, top sommeliers, wine merchants, wine journalists and scientists from all over the world.

And of course, it just goes to show that #winechicksrule, right?!

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