The 2010 Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has won the prestigious Red Bordeaux Varietals International Trophy at the inaugural Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA), announced in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
The McLaren Vale wine was one of only 13 wines to receive an International Trophy, out of the 2,249 wines entered in the inaugural DAWA awards held in Hong Kong in September 2012.
The Red Bordeaux Varietals Trophy Class is open to wines made from grapes native to the Bordeaux region in France, no matter what country they are produced in and is regarded as one of the most fiercely competitive classes of the show. The Fox Creek Cabernet Sauvignon was tasted against and outscored other Regional Trophy winners in this category from countries including France, Italy, South Africa, Chile and USA.
The Decanter Asia Wine Awards, co-chaired by Jeannie Cho Lee MW and world-renowned wine expert, Steven Spurrier, were specifically designed as a competition judged principally by Asian palates for Asian consumers with 92% of the judges coming from or being based in Asia. “The Trophy winners really do represent the very best in their class,” Jeannie said.
Fox Creek’s Chief Executive, Paul Rogers says the winery is focused on building exports to Asia. “Winning a Trophy at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards will help reinforce our efforts and give our brand further credibility in this market. Since Tuesday’s announcement we’ve already received calls from new markets.”
“It is a great honour for our winery and team and is a great accolade for McLaren Vale and Australia.”
Fox Creek senior winemaker, Scott Zrna, attributes the success to a focus on expressing the aromas and flavours created by the unique soils and maritime climate of McLaren Vale, as well as sustainable vineyard and winemaking practice. “It is our hope that wine lovers experience a sense of place when they drink our wines.”
The 2010 Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was also recognised locally in 2012, winning the Judges Award for Best Cabernet in the South Australian Wine of the Year Awards. The wine has also won fourteen other local and international wine show medals. The latest award comes hot on the heels of the 2009 Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz winning the Trophy for Best Shiraz in 2012 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
2010 Fox Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has an RRP of $40.50 and is available from all good liquor stores or by contacting Fox Creek.