The Bernard Series makes its mark on the New World
03 May 2012 by Bellingham
The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2009 has won the 'Tinta Novu Mundo' Trophy for Best New World Red wine at the annual 'Mesa Wine Gala' at ExpoVinis 2012 in São Paulo.
The New World category is hotly contested between exceptional quality wines from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Argentina and Chile amongst others. “This is a great result for The Bernard Series SMV,” says Bellingham Chief Winemaker Niel Groenewald.”It’s encouraging to receive such high praise from our New World peers.”
ExpoVinis held in April in Brasil is the largest annual wine event in South America. In addition to wine business, the three day event is visited by on and off trade, journalists, industry experts, sommeliers, as well as enthusiastic consumers and students of hospitality, tourism and oenology who flock to explore and experience the high profile international wines on exhibit.
The Bernard Series is a range of wines representing the quintessential innovative ethos entrenched by Bellingham’s founder, Bernard Podlashuk. This is the ultimate platform for our winemakers to continually experiment with measured creative chances between site specific terroir and individualistic vinification.
The Small Barrel SMV is a contemporary styled red blend made from Rhône varieties Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier. “The fruit quality and sophistication of the 2009 vintage combined with cutting edge modern techniques employed in the cellar, including co-fermentation of varieties in small open head barrels, makes this an intriguing wine packed with attitude and personality", says Niel.
The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2009 is available from fine wine retailers at an average retail price of around R220.
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