Medals

The wine world loves awards, medals, badges and competitions. Understandable but at times, working in the trade, one does react sceptically. Nevertheless, it's not a bad idea that our customers should know how well received some of our wines have been when judged by our peers. Thus, this.

 The Sommelier Wine Awards

Our chief partner in wine - that is, our chief buying partner for over 30 years now - is Boutinot,   producer and importer, significant other to the UK independent trade and longtime market influencer for all things good.

This year, as has been regularly the case, their work was lauded in the annual Sommelier Wine Awards. Started in 2007, this is the country's only on-trade competition and an important point of reference for the UK's on-trade wine buyers.

Below are a few examples of the many accolades in 2020, available in our online store. Click on the image for more details.


Gold Medal Winner

Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc
France, 2019
Domaine du Pre Baron
Winner of the 'By the Glass' Trophy

 


Gold Medal Winner

Champagne Gremillet Sélection Brut
France
Champagne Gremillet



Gold Medal Winner

Caparrone Pecorino, Colline Pescaresi
Italy, 2019
Contesa

Comment: 'An aperitif wine by the pool on a hot summer's day, and great value for money too.'


Gold Medal Winner

Lunetta Rose Spumante Brut
Italy
Cavit 

Comments:  'This is fresh, clean and fragrant, with good complexity. Great value for money.'


Silver Medal Winner

Champagne Gremillet Rose d'Assemblage Brut
France
Champagne Gremillet 




Silver Medal Winner

Finca Arantei, Albariño
Spain, 2018
La Val 



Silver Medal Winner

Cabriola by Borsao
Spain, 2016
Borsao

Comment: 'Jammy fruit and a dollop of vanilla cream leads to a well-made palate with pleasant fruit characteristics and a fine finish.'


Silver Medal Winner

Vega del Rayo, Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada
Spain, 2017
Boutinot 

Comment: 'A young and fruity wine with bright, succulent berries and softened tannins.'