It's been celebration time this week for me. Two Cirro wines won Gold Medals in the Decanter World Wine Awards in London. The awarded wines were the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2010 Pinot Noir - both of which were made with Marlborough grapes.
Myself and fellow winemaker, Richard Green, are pretty proud of this success as very few of the thousands of wines entered reach gold status.
It's interesting as I deliberately made the 2012 Savvy as a wine that would be an early drinker, rather than showing better after 14 months in bottle - but oddly enough the cold summer of 2012 has meant that the acid is still in abundance and although the wine had early punch, it still is aging delicately and drinking very well.
As a Scottish poet once said, "The best laid plans of mice and men.......often end in gold medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards."