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Hardys HRB Pinot, the darling of Hobart Wine Show

In a state renowned for its Pinot Noir, the 2017 Hardys HRB Pinot was the wine on everyone’s lips at the 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show (RHWS), collecting the Trophy for ‘Best Wine in Show’, ‘Best Red Wine in Show’ and ‘Best Pinot Noir’.

Paul Lapsley, Head Winemaker, said that the strong showing of the HRB Pinot Noir is an incredible endorsement of a wine that the Hardys winemaking team is particularly proud of.



“The 4th release of this wine crosses the boundaries for Pinot Noir, continuing the long history of inter-regional blending for Hardy’s, where no single vineyard designates its origin. A blend of Yarra Valley and Tamar Valley fruit has combined to provide a wine of finesse, texture and complexity. Fruit from our Yarra Valley Prices Road vineyard, situated at 500 metres above sea level, shows the terroir of this area with strawberries, anise and mineral drive on the palate, whilst the Tasmanian component comes from Tamar Valley with dark cherries, black fruit and rich tannin profile. As our founder Thomas Hardy espoused: ‘blend to make better wine’” said Lapsley.



In 2018 the RHWS attracted 2,500 wine entries from around Australia with judging undertaken by a panel of international, national and Tasmanian experts. The value of these awards provides wine producers the opportunity to benchmark their wines and contribute to the development of better Australian wines.



2018 ROYAL HOBART WINE SHOW AWARDS:
– Best Wine in Show – Hardys HRB Pinot Noir 2017
– Best Red Wine in Show – Hardys HRB Pinot Noir 2017
– Best Pinot Noir – Hardys HRB Pinot Noir 2017
– Gold medal – Royal Hobart Wine Show & Royal Perth Wine Show

Hardy believed that blending grapes with different characteristics would complement and enhance the qualities of each region.

From the Winemaker

Fruit from our Yarra Valley Prices Road vineyard, situated at 500 metres above sea level, shows the terroir of this area with strawberries, anise and mineral drive on the palate, whilst the Tasmanian component comes from Tamar Valley with dark cherries, black fruit and rich tannin profile.

— Paul Lapsley