Tassie takes Gold at London’s Int’l Wine Challenge

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Tasmania is well-known for its prestigious wine offerings, with the signature cool-climate wines leaving many wine lovers across the country and around the world wanting more!

Frogmore Creek 2012 Fume Blanc, the Josef Chromy 2011 Chardonnay and the Penfold 2010 Yattarna Chardonnay took home gold awards at the wine challenge, labelled as one of the most comprehensive and influential competitions in the world.

A total of 81 Australian wines were awarded Gold medals at this year's International Wine Challenge, taking home the second highest number after France.

Co-chairman of the IWC, Charles Metcalfe, said that the Australian Gold medal wines at this year's challenge have been "absolutely stunning".

"Never before have the judges tasted such a strong selection of Gold medal winning Chardonnays," Mr Metcalfe said.

"Australian winemakers seem to have a gift for producing Gold medal standard Chardonnays – you might say they have the Midas touch."

Tasmania scooped up 22 awards at the annual challenge, including three gold, nine silver, five bronze and five commendations.

Josef Chromy's fine Chardonnay - Image Credit: The Examiner

Frogmore Wines' Winery and Restaurant between Cambridge and Richmond in the Coal River Valley - Image Credit: Australian Good Food Guide

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