Canowindra’s organic winegrower, Pig in the House, has released their new gold medal winning 2019 Pig in the House Shiraz ($25).
The 2019 Pig in the House Shiraz was awarded a Gold Medal at the recent 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show. “We were really pleased with this result,” commented Pig in the House Winemaker Anthony D’Onise. “Our Pig in the House Shiraz is a consistent gold medal wine, with each vintage from the 2016 having been awarded a gold medal.
“We have really focussed on our shiraz winemaking over the last few years; highlighting modernity and vibrancy in the style. As the results from Adelaide suggest, the Canowindra region lends itself to this style, with its dry summers and cool nights during the growing season.
“We are truly pleased that the South Australian judges were able to identify our wine amongst 150 wines from all across Australia as being a benchmark aromatic, medium bodied shiraz.
“We are not overly surprised that the region’s shiraz are performing well. The expertise in the region, along with the vines are maturing. On average our shiraz vines are nearing 30 years old and have been grown organically for half that.
“We are more confident as every season passes. The recent results demonstrate this, and we look forward to what the future brings. We find that as the vines evolve, so does the style.”
Pig in the House founder Jason O’Dea was equally thrilled to receive another Gold Medal from Adelaide, “It’s always special to win a medal in Adelaide with a NSW wine, especially when it’s in the top four wines in the class.
“It is one of the country’s most prestigious wine shows and given that this year was affected by COVID19, and subsequently all the judges were from South Australian, it’s particularly pleasing.
“Winning a gold every vintage since the 2016 is testament to consistency of the region and to the style being made by Anthony.”