The influential US magazine Robert Parker Wine Advocate has praised FREEMAN Vineyards, the NSW Hilltops based specialist producer of Italian inspired wines.
According to Wine Advocate’s Australian wine specialist commentator, Joe Czerwinski rated the flagship Robusta Corvina 2012, 94 points.
“The FREEMAN Sangiovese 2016 is simply one of the most convincing New World Sangioveses I’ve tried.”
“FREEMAN produces some of the most compelling Italianate wines I’ve ever tasted from the New World,” Czerwinski said.
“The Wine Advocate coverage of the Hilltops and our Italian inspired portfolio is exciting. It will certainly help put this region on the radar for interested US wine importers”
It is the first time a prominent American wine writer has visited the NSW Hilltops region.
Winemaker Brian Freeman said the recognition will help increase awareness of the region.
“The Wine Advocate coverage of the Hilltops and our Italian inspired portfolio is exciting. It will certainly help put this region on the radar for interested US wine importers,” he said.
Czerwinski rated six of the FREEMAN wines over 90 Points, and was especially impressed by the calibre of the wines made from the Italian origin varieties, Rondinella and Corvina.
FREEMAN is the only Australian vineyard to have these two varieties planted and produces four different wines from them – FREEMAN Robusta (100% Corvina), the dried-grape blend FREEMAN Secco Rondinella Corvina, FREEMAN Corona Red modelled on Valpolicella (50/50 Corvina Rondinella) and the popular FREEMAN Rondo Rosé made from Rondinella.
These wines are available from www.freemanvineyards.com.au or the FREEMAN Cellar Door and the Young Visitor Information Centre.