Katherine Rose Watson
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Kuhlman Cellars Awarded Gold and Silver Medals by Concours International de Lyon Wine Competition
Only six medals were awarded to US wineries.
Stonewall, Texas – April 12, 2021 – Kuhlman Cellars is delighted to announce that two of their wines won medals at the renowned wine competition Concours de Lyon in France. Kuhlman Cellars’ 2017 Sangiovese (Newsom Vineyard) won gold and Kuhlman Cellars’ 2019 Estate Kuhlmanation White won silver. This year the Concours de Lyon judges tasted 2,254 wines, awarding only six medals to United States wineries. Kuhlman Cellars was the only Texas vineyard to win an award this year.
“This is a huge honor because of the competition itself,” explains Kuhlman Cellars co-founder Chris Cobb. “Concours de Lyon is one of the largest and most revered wine competitions in France. Most of the entries come from France so to have a Texas wine win gold is a huge win for all of us in the Texas wine industry.”
The 2019 Estate Kuhlmanation White ($29) is a blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, grown on the Kuhlman Cellars estate in Stonewall, Texas. The vines were planted in 2015 and previous Estate Kuhlmanation White vintages won silver from Concours de Lyon in 2018 and gold in 2020, giving this wine an exemplary pedigree. It is best paired with cheese and charcuterie boards, a summer salad, or lean seafood. The 2020 Estate White will be released later this year.
The 2017 Sangiovese, Newsom Vineyards, is an herbal, lavender-like wine made from the Brunello clone of Sangiovese. Packed with tannins and a sharp acidity, this award-winning wine perfectly complements tomato dishes traditionally used in Italian cuisine. The 2017 Sangiovese is currently retired due to limited supply and is aging in the cellar to be rereleased at a later date as an exclusive library wine.
Kuhlman Cellars has bundled these two award winning wines together for a limited time Lyon Lineup Bundle. The bundle is $69 and can be purchased here. Shipping is included in Texas with online purchases over $99 and flat rate of $20 for orders outside of Texas. For more information, visit kuhlmancellars.com.
About Kuhlman Cellars
Kuhlman Cellars believes wine promotes an appreciation of life’s journey. Lifelong wine lovers Chris and Jennifer Cobb founded an estate vineyard to produce terroir-driven wines of the highest quality. French winemaker and Texas wine pioneer Bénédicte Rhyne soon joined the team and they co-founded the winery to craft wine representative of Old World winemaking principles. Kuhlman Cellars opened to the public in 2014. Located in the heart of the Texas wine country, Kuhlman Cellars welcomes visitors at its tasting room on the famed Hwy 290 Wine Trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City for signature food and wine pairings. For more information and to purchase wines online, visit www.kuhlmancellars.com.