Avec amour de la France…
Handpicked Wines has received another trophy from the French, this time for the 2014 Handpicked Collection Yarra Valley Chardonnay, judged best 2014 Chardonnay in the 2015 Concours des Vins du Victoria. In last year’s Concours the 2013 Single Vineyard Capella Pinot Noir won the trophy for Best 2013 Pinot Noir. The French know a thing or two about wine, so we are pleased to get their stamp of approval and next year we are looking to complete the trifecta.
Le Concours des Vins de Victoria is the annual wine show of the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and attracts an outstanding field from wineries throughout Victoria. The judges are all wine experts from France – expats living in Australia and several flown from France especially for the Concours. The tasting at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne is a hot ticket; tastings of fine French cheeses and charcuterie adds to the allure.
While the trophy winning wine: 2014 Handpicked Collection Yarra Valley Chardonnay is not yet released, the 2013 vintage is available here.
A complete list of Handpicked’s awards can be found here.