I wanted to put this out there... I work here, not braging or anything ;)
The Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) recently awarded medals to a remarkable 14 Mount Pleasant wines. The Mount Pleasant Estates NV Tawny Port earned a Gold Medal and a score of 90 points from BTI. Eight Mount Pleasant wines received Silver Medals and five wines received Bronze Medals. Awards were giving to wines under both the Mount Pleasant Estates and Mount Pleasant Winery labels.
The BTI raved about the Mount Pleasant Estates NV Tawny Port, “Buttery sautéed almond, spun honey, and peach-orange mousse aromas with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, tangy caramelized fruit and nut finish. Very nice.”
In addition to earning Silver Medals, two wines won other awards. The Mount Pleasant Estates NV Merlot was named a Cellar Selection and the Mount Pleasant Winery NV Norton was named a Best Buy. The other Mount Pleasant Estates wines to receive Silver Medals were the Mount Pleasant Estates 2006 Vintage Port, the Mount Pleasant Estates 2009 Chardonel, Mount Pleasant Estates NV Villagio, the Mount Pleasant Estates NV Cabernet Sauvignon, the Mount Pleasant Estates 2007 Norton and the Mount Pleasant Winery NV Villagio.
BTI also awarded Bronze Medals to the Mount Pleasant Estates 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, the Mount Pleasant Estates 2008 Norton, the Mount Pleasant Winery NV Chardonnay, the Mount Pleasant Estates NV Chardonnay and the Mount Pleasant Estates 2010 St. Vincent.
“We are honored and thrilled to have so many of our wines recognized by the Beverage Testing Institute,” said Chuck Dressel, president of Mount Pleasant. “Mount Pleasant’s 14 medals is a testimony to our dedication to growing the best grapes and producing fine wines.”
The Beverage Testing Institute is the only truly independent, full-featured wine review and marketing service in America. They have been conducting and publishing professional wine reviews for over 25 years.
Mount Pleasant Estates, founded in 1859, is located a short distance from St. Louis in Augusta, Missouri, the first government-appointed wine-growing district in the United States. The pioneer in sustainable viticulture for the Missouri wine industry, Mount Pleasant grows 12 grape varieties on 64 acres and its original limestone cellars are still used to age estate-bottled wines and international award-winning Augusta Ports. The winery features a café, where visitors can enjoy casual cuisine and award-wining wines in a serene atmosphere, with spectacular views of the Missouri River Valley. Open daily from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April through October. Call for reservations and more information.
WOW what an honor!!
- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jun 24, 2011.
Missouri certainly is not on my wine radar so this info is certainly interesting. I look forward to trying the wines when I get the chance!
- Reply by infinitenexus, Jun 25, 2011.
That is wonderful, congratulations!