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Mills Reef's Trust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wins Trophy

Mills Reef's Elspeth Trust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 won the coveted Champion Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards Dinner held last Saturday evening in Blenheim.

Mills Reef General Manager, Nick Aleksich, acknowledged in his acceptance speech the diligent work of vineyard manager Paul Mcevoy in producing tremendous fruit for winemakers Paddy Preston and Paul Dawick to craft this great wine.

In addition, at this year's Romeo Bragato Awards, Trust Vineyard also yielded a Gold medal for its 2007 Syrah under the Mills Reef Elspeth label.

Trust Vineyard owner, Paddy Preston, said he was Ĺover the moon' with the Trophy and gold medal accolades for the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah respectively. The vineyard's terroir was identified as being eminently suited to these two varieties, and planted accordingly during the early 2000's with the aim of producing ultra-premium wines.

Paddy commented that the 2007 vintage is only the second from the vineyard, and is already achieving to the highest levels, this latest Trophy following hot on the heels of two recent five-star awards and a gold medal for the wine. He said "the vineyard's future is extremely exciting as the vines attain even greater age".

Trust Vineyard is located within the renowned Gimblett Gravels, internationally regarded for its prime stony free-draining soils and warm maritime climate ideally suited to growing world-class Bordeaux-varietal reds and Syrah wines.

The preeminence of the district is reflected in the Bragato results, scooping 2 of 3 golds awarded in the Cabernet Sauvignon predominant class (of 18 wines entered) and claiming all four golds awarded in the Syrah class (of 48 wines entered).
Posted by Thomas McAuley on 30 Aug 2010

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