We're delighted to announce that we've won a round of medals in this year's Sommelier Wine Awards, announced today.
The following wines of ours received top praise from the judges:
Complex yet restrained, this sports an almost Old World balance of flavours on the nose, with herbaceous, grassy notes mixed with citrus fruit. 'The palate is lean and racy, with fine fresh minerality,' said Alan Holmes of The Vineyard at Stockcross. 'This calls for fresh, simple and seasonal food,' said team leader Natasha Hughes, suggesting asparagus and trout with fragrant herbs.
Remirez de Ganuza, Fincas de Ganuza Reserva 2006 (Rioja) - Silver Medal
Pierre Moncuit-Delos, Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut NV - Silver Medal
Cederberg, Ghost Corner Semillon, 2011, Elim, South Africa
Toasted and smoky, with herbaceous streaks, this is delicate and complex. 'Racy and elegant, with minerals alongside candied lemon,' said consultant sommelier Nicolas Clerc MS. 'Not necessarily "cool" Semillon, but who cares? Mature with great balance,' said Bread Street Kitchen's Gergely Barsi Szabó.
Bronze MedalSavoury notes on the nose carry through to the palate, where forest berries sit alongside smoky tones. 'There's a classic SAFA wildness to it,' said Athila Roos of The Arts Club.
Cederberg, Ghost Corner The Bowline, 2012, Elim, South Africa
Isolabella della Croce, Bricco Del Falco, (Piedmont, Italy) Pinot Nero 2009 Commended
Luigi Bosca, Terroir los Miradores, Uco Valley (Argentina) Malbec 2011 Commended
Champagne, Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut NV