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22 November 2013

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay takes trophy success at Australian wine show

Penfolds is proud to receive top honours at the 2013 Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, with the 2012 Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay receiving two trophies and a Top Gold accolade.

A cool-climate, single source Chardonnay, the 2012 vintage received the best Chardonnay and Dry White Table Wine trophies of the show, after receiving Top Gold within its class.

A key expression within the Penfolds Bin Series, Bin 311 Chardonnay is acknowledged as an accessible, fresh wine with a cutting-edge style. As Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker has stated, “Agreed, we admire Yattarna and Reserve Bin Chardonnays. But we DRINK Bin 311.”

The coveted Chardonnay’s accolades were further amplified with the 2011 vintage of Bin 311 also receiving Top Gold within the class of Premium Table Wines - Dry White - Chardonnay, 2011 and older. Sourced from Henty, Victoria, the 2011 vintage was tasted as part of the recently released, The Rewards of Patience (Seventh Edition) panel tasting, where James Halliday AM described it as ‘vibrantly fresh and tightly focused.’

“A fresh and minerally style, Bin 311 Chardonnay is a wine which has continued to evolve since its inception in 2005,” says Kym Schroeter, Penfolds Senior White Winemaker. “Our aim each vintage is to ensure the fruit selection reflects the Bin 311 style, preserving the elegant fruit flavours from our cool-climate parcels of fruit.”

To complete Penfolds success at the show, Penfolds Great Grandfather Rare Tawny was also awarded a Top Gold in the Mature Fortified Wines category.

The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia is one of the country's premier wine shows and invites entries from across the country in premium, commercial and mature classes for table, sparkling and fortified wines.