Top Tolpuddle pinot named best Aussie red

Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley wine region has received top honours for its 2021 Pinot Noir at the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

The 2021 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir was named Best Australian Red Wine and also won the Australian Pinot Noir Trophy, along with a gold medal at the UK-based IWC, which is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious, rigorous and influential wine competitions.

IWC judges described the Pinot Noir as “youthful, crunchy and intense with a lovely cool climate focus and zip. Stylish, with plums, pomegranate and black cherry fruit. Finely balanced with lots of zip and vim”.

The recognition follows up Tolpuddle’s success at the IWC last year, when its 2020 chardonnay was named Best Australian White Wine.

“After the achievements of the chardonnay at IWC last year, it’s phenomenal to see the 2021 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir now awarded the Best Red Wine in Australia Trophy, which is a real testament to just how special this vineyard is,” winemaker Adam Wadewitz said.

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