MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12: It is now official Sirromet Wines of Queensland has been awarded #1 Most Voted White Wine for their 2013 Le Sauvage Chardonnay in Tasting Book’s Best Wine in the World competition 2017. Named as the world’s largest wine competition, the initial 3-month voting phase in Tastingbook.com concluded on 31st October 2017 and gathered an astonishing 1,333,896 votes from over 620,000 wine lovers and professionals from 105 countries. After the voting closed, only 180 most voted wines in six different categories progressed into the finals. The final judging took place in Helsinki on January 12-14, 2018, with a jury of wine professionals from around the world. Results were released on February 12 officially confirming Sirromet Wines 2013 Le Sauvage Chardonnay as the #1 White Wine in the World. “We are thrilled with the results and are incredibly proud to have a Granite Belt wine showcased on the world stage. “Said Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman Sirromet Wines 2013 Le Sauvage Chardonnay also received the Best Buy Award at Tasting Book’s Best Wine in the World competition, making Sirromet’s wine not only the most popular white wine in the competition but also one of the best value buys in the world. With only only 1% of the wines involved awarded, BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is deemed to be the toughest wine competition on the planet. The six main categories included red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine and champagne categories. Under each category, the best wines were awarded also according to price level and country categories. Sirromet attributes the flavour and quality of their wines to the exceptional fruit grown in their three vineyards at 820-metres altitude at Ballandean on the Granite Belt. With over 100 hectares under vine Sirromet is the leading and most awarded Granite Belt producer. French for ‘The Wild’, the unique Le Sauvage range of wines handcrafted by Adam and his team are ‘Wild’ fermented by the natural yeast from each vineyard, resulting in a unique range of wines with greater complexity and layered flavour profiles. Sirromet have had great success in national and international wine shows, having received over 900 wine awards since opening in 2000. Some of the most prestigious awards Sirromet have won to date include: Trophies – Citadelles du Vin, France (for 2005 TM Private Bin Viognier & 2002 Seven Scenes Cabernet Sauvignon) Double Gold Medals – China Wine & Spirits Awards (for 2016 Vineyard Selection Verdelho, 2010 & 2011 Signature Collection Chardonnay, 2012 Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 & 2014 Signature Collection Merlot, 2012 Private Collection LM Assemblage) International Gold Medal highlights: – Austrian International Wine Challenge, Vienna – 15 gold medals won over 11 years for Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Shiraz Viognier, Pinot Noir and Private Collection LM Assemblage – Challenge International du Vin (France) for St Jude’s Road Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Japan Wine Challenge – 4 gold medals for Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz – Concours Mondial, Belgium (for LM Assemblage, Le Sauvage Shiraz Viognier & Signature Collection Shiraz Viognier) – San Francisco International Wine Competition (for Cabernet Sauvignon) – Mundis Vini (Germany) – 4 gold medals for Chardonnay and LM Assemblage All current release medal-winning wines can be purchased online at www.sirromet.com, and are available from cellar door and Restaurant Lurleen’s at the winery at 850 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton, Queensland 4165. Tel: (07) 3206-2999. E-mail: wines@sirromet.com. MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Theresa Matthews – Tel: (07) 3822 0648. E-mail: theresa@sirromet.com SIRROMET WINES: 850 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton, Queensland 4165. Tel: (07) 3206-2999. Fax: (07) 3206-0900. E-mail: wines@sirromet.com WEBSITE: http://www.sirromet.com PHOTOGRAPHS: Pictured – Sirromet Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman with 2013 Le Sauvage Chardonnay