On the back of their continued success at the Orange Wine Show, Gartelmann Wines has released their trophy winning 2015 Gartelmann ‘Diedrich’ Shiraz ($50). Accompanying the flagship Shiraz, Jorg and Jan Gartelmann have released their most popular white wine, the 2017 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon ($27).
Named in honour of Jorg’s Grandfather, the 2015 Gartelmann ‘Diedrich’ Shiraz holds an impressive four trophies, all received at the Orange Wine Show. The wine was awarded the Shiraz of the Show and the Red Wine of the Show at both the 2016 and recent 2017 Orange Wine Shows.
“It is fantastic to be awarded one trophy, but to back it up the following year with new judges, is more than we could ever expect,” said owner and vigneron Jorg Gartelmann. Chairman of Judges’ Nick Bulleid MW commented that Orange Shiraz was an ‘overall strong’ class with the 2015 and 2014s showing ‘better balance’ than other vintages.
“The 2015 Orange vintage was almost perfect, with the weather allowing consistent and gentle ripening allowing us to harvest at the time of our choosing. The grapes were beautifully balanced with lovely acidity and ripe tannins.”
The 2017 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon is made from grapes sourced from a dry grown 77-year-old vineyard in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley. “As with the vintage in Orange in 2015, the Hunter Valley’s harvest in 2017 was idyllic. The Hunter Valley can often throw up difficult vintages, but the 2017 proved to be the opposite, with lovely ripeness and dominant minerality a highlight.”
2015 Gartelmann ‘Diedrich’ Shiraz (Orange Region) $50.00
2017 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon (Hunter Valley) $27.00
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