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MEDIA RELEASE 16 August 2012


Accolades for 2001 Radenti Sparkling & 2010 Freycinet Pinot Noir

The 2001 Radenti Sparkling has been judged the best in Australia with the highest rating of 97/100 points in James
Halliday’s Best of the Best category in the recently published 2013 edition of his Australian Wine Companion:
“The best sparkling wines are now solely sourced either from Tasmania or from the coolest sites in the southern parts
of the mainland with altitude playing a major role… bright green-straw; right up there with preceding vintages, a
60/40% blend fermented in this bottle and spending over eight years on yeast lees; despite the resultant multilayered
complexity and richness, also has elegance.”

Similarly James Halliday’s 2013 Australian Wine Companion includes the 2010 Freycinet Pinot Noir in his Best of the
Best Pinot Noir list with a score of 96/100:
“Purple-crimson… 31-year-old vines … a perfect demonstration of the value of fully mature vines; it has multiple
layers of fruit with a silky sweetness to the flavours; tannins are there, as is oak, but it is the integrity of the fruit
that makes all the difference.”

Further acknowledgement of the exemplary quality of the 2010 Freycinet Pinot Noir includes:

Boutique Wine Awards Gold Medal
The Association of Boutique Winemakers conducts an annual wine contest with highly respected wine writer and
judge Huon Hooke as Chairman of Judges. The 2012 results were announced in August 2012. 119 Pinot Noirs from
many regions across Australia and New Zealand were assessed. The 2010 Freycinet Pinot Noir won one of the 5 Gold
medals awarded.

Best wine at the annual Tasmanian Pinot Noir Showcase
This annual showcase is held at the Michelle Round’s Pinot Shop in Launceston. On Saturday 28 July, 30 Tasmanian
Pinot Noir producers poured 48 pinots from six different vintages. As in previous years, all tasters and producers were
asked to vote for their three favourite pinots on the day. 196 people voted, with the 2010 Freycinet Pinot Noir being
the clear favourite. Michelle’s comments on the 2010 Freycinet Pinot Noir are:
“Freycinet Pinot Noir is an Australian classic. Vintage to vintage the quality is excellent and with fruit sourced from
mature vines, it has a proven capacity to cellar well, not the least in these days of screw caps. Tasmania's ‘warm’ East
Coast and the natural amphitheatre of the Freycinet site bestows its irresistibly rich flavours on pinot noir. Claudio
Radenti employs protective winemaking techniques to let the fruit speak for itself. Vintage 2010 on the east coast
produced pinot noirs of finesse yet with typical ample and lingering flavours. Freycinet's 2010 Pinot Noir is a rich yet
translucent ruby colour. It is beautifully perfumed with great purity and focus to the aromas - florals and ripe cherries
notably but there's sweet spice too. As always with young Freycinet Pinots, this wine is incredibly alive, juicy, vibrant
and mouthwateringly more-ish. The ripe cherries dominate and it finishes with very tasty jubey pastille note overlaid
with subtle charry/mocha from the oak. Nothing obscures the fabulous fruit though. All class.”

96/100 Rating by Jeremy Oliver
Renowned wine reviewer Jeremy Oliver, author of popular The Australian Wine Annual and the web-based Jeremy’s
Tasting Room, awarded the 2010 Freycinet Pinot Noir 96/100 points:
“Likely to build further and age for the long term, this gentle, stylish, complex and alluring pinot opens with a rather
closed but delicate bouquet whose floral scents of red cherries, cedary and lightly smoky oak, musky hints of cloves
and cinnamon are backed by earthy, meaty nuances. Smooth and supple, it’s long, elegant and velvety, with a fine,
sweet fruitfulness, extending all down the palate towards a fine, savoury finish”.

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