La Maison Awarded Gold at the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2023
We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 La Maison Pinot Noir has been awarded a Gold Medal and 95 Points at the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2023. The 2021 La Maison was also listed in the Top 50 Pinot Noir wines in the country. This list was an exclusive showcase of the highest scoring wines judged at the Challenge.
Lindsay McCall, Chair of the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge, was delighted to see such strong representation across 18 premium producing regions and noted that entries grew by nearly 20% this year. He said:
“Australia is universally recognised as a premium Pinot Noir producing country. Our competitive edge is the outstanding quality of Pinot produced in so many cool climate regions. The Australian Pinot Noir Challenge celebrates the incredible wines from all regions and the ethereal nature of this complex and captivating variety that has become the world’s most exclusive and expensive wine.”
The 2021 La Maison was winner of the prestigious James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir at the Melbourne Royal Wine Awards last year and was also awarded 96 Points in the Halliday Wine Companion 2024.
Speaking on this award-winning wine, Chief Winemaker Liam McElhinney said: "We are immensely proud that the consistency of style we are capturing in the La Maison is setting a new benchmark for Australian Pinot Noir. The 2021 vintage is the strongest we’ve made yet. A stunningly ethereal, fragrant and lighter-framed season of dancing beauty."
Two other Lowestoft wines were also awarded Gold Medals and 95 Points, including:
- 2022 La Maison Pinot Noir
- 2021 Single Vineyard Woodlands Pinot Noir
Shop the award-winning 2021 La Maison Pinot Noir online here.