Friday, 27 June 2014

IWC 2014 medals roll in: two Golds for Schild Estate and Bancroft's other producers

Yesterday Bancroft took part in the IWC Taste of Gold tasting at Lindley Hall in Victoria to present two of our Gold Medal winning wines from Schild Estate and two Silvers from Cederberg.

To a room full of trade and then consumers we were delighted with lots of comments and positive feedback from all who tasted. Co-chairmen Tim Atkin and Oz Clarke included both producers on their Wine Walks later in the evening.

Chief Winemaker Scott Hazeldine from Schild Estate said:

“It’s fantastic to be judged amongst the world’s best and come out shining”

“The International Wine Competition is one of the icon wine shows each year, the stiff competition makes it even harder to stand out so these awards make us very proud”

Congratulations to Schild Estate on their well-deserved Golds, and to Cederberg and the rest of our wineries on their awards too. The full list is here below:

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Hartenberg Estate wins International Trophy / Best in Show at the DWWA 2014

Last night Hartenberg won Best in Show for their Bordeaux Varietal under £15 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

The official review describes the wine as follows:

"Bursting with cassis, dark berries and plums, with plenty of fruit sweetness, this is a wine with no hard edges and a world away from some of leafy green Bordeaux blends at this price level. Cedar notes on the nose lead to a rounded, smooth palate, with sweet tobacco, vanilla, spicy oak and genteel hedgerow touches."

Along with Hartenberg and winemaker Carl Schultz, we are thrilled that this wine has made the best in show - winning an International Trophy is a fantastic achievement. Only 33 wines out of over 15,000 entries won an International Trophy – that’s just 0.22%.

Bancroft's Neil McAndrew and Sophie McLean accepting the award on Hartenberg's behalf

Bancroft Wines celebrates medal winners at last night's 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

Bancroft Wines is delighted to announce the following medals and trophies we picked up on behalf of our wineries last night at the Decanter World Wine Awards:

for their Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Best Bordeaux varietal under £15 

for their Shiraz 2011, Best South African Rhone Varietals over £15


Congratulations to Hartenberg Estate, Cederberg Estate, Luigi Bosca and Sesta di Sopra

Friday, 20 June 2014

Drink Pink: Summer's on its way

As the weather heats up and patios all over the country become more crowded, here are our top pink picks to be adding to your list.
Most of the above are included in our  
summer bin-end sale

Monday, 16 June 2014

Robert and Remirez: Robert Parker's 100point tasting at Hedonism Wines, featuring the Remirez de Ganuza Gran Reserva 2004

Last week, hot on positive heels from the London Wine Fair, Bancroft headed along to the much coveted 100 point Parker tasting at Hedonism Wines in Mayfair to present our Remirez de Ganuza Gran Reserva 2004.

After a gap of 25 years there was quite a crowd waiting on tenterhooks outside the shop for Robert, internationally renowned wine-critic and owner of the Wine Advocate, all eager to taste the 8 100 point wines on show and to meet the man himself.

Joined by Jose Utrasun and Luis Alberto Martinez from the winery, based in Rioja Alavesa, over 200 happy punters came to taste our wine - and with the tokens stacking up, we proved to be one of the most popular of the evening by far: 

Bancroft Wines is delighted to be UK exclusive agent for Bodegas Remírez de Ganuza, an estate which embodies the forward thinking attention to detail that says so much about modern Rioja. The Bodega has received many accolades over the years for their exceptional wines. Indeed, Robert Parker himself once dubbed it "The Latour of Rioja".

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bancroft Wines at The London Wine Fair: three days in words and pictures

It was one of the busiest week's of the wine trade last week but the Bancroft team worked it with reputable enthusiasm alongside 12 of our esteemed producers who flew in from around the globe to present their wines to the trade.

A great show - cheers!