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(Drinks Media Wire). The ongoing success of English sparkling wines was further applauded with another outstanding win on the world stage.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2003 was crowned Champion of Worldwide Sparkling Wines, taking the highest marks in the competition and the gold medal in “BOLLICINE DEL MONDO”, the competition organised and run by Italy’s wine magazine Euposia (www.euposia.it). Camel Valley’s Pinot Noir Brut 2007 featured in the top 10, also winning the competition’s award for ‘Best Rest of the World’, toasting further success for England. These two English wines came ahead of Champagnes Canard Duchêne and Louis Roederer Millésime 2000, which featured amongst other Champagnes and sparkling wines in the top 10. Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2001 was also in the top 12 wines in the competition, out of a total of 52 entries.
Now in its second year, Bollicine del Mondo attracts sparkling wines from around the globe as a competition open only to traditional method, traditional varietal wines. Last year Camel Valley gained Silver in the competition, second only to Champagne Bollinger. The competition is sponsored by Banca Popolare di Verona (Banco Popolare Group is one of the biggest banks in Italy); the Italian wine trade Fair Vinitaly; the Italian Association of Sommeliers and Verona Confcommercio.
The wines were tasted blind by a panel of oenologists, winemakers, sommeliers and journalists led by Ais Veneto President, Mr Dino Marchi.
“This is an outstanding success for England and my congratulations go to Nyetimber for their win and to Camel Valley for another excellent result,” commented Beppe Giuliano, Director of Euposia. “We were so impressed with the wide variety of wine regions that were represented in this competition and the increased number of entries.”
Nyetimber’s success in this competition comes at the end of a busy year of awards, with their Classic Cuvée 2003 gaining medals in the International Wine Challenge, the International Wine & Spirit Competition and the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. Their Blanc de Blancs also won top medals in the competitions. Similarly, Camel Valley has enjoyed many outstanding achievements in competitions this year, showing that England once again is well and truly flying the flag on the world wine stage.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
For further information and Nyetimber images, please contact Zanny Gilchrist on 01798 342896 or 07920 514299, email email@example.com. Website: www.nyetimber.com.
For further information on Camel Valley Vineyard please visit www.camelvalley.com or contact Bob Lindo on 01208 77959, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bollicine del Mondo organiser Carlo Rossi can be contacted for further information on email@example.com
The top results in this year’s Bollicine del Mondo are:
1° Nyetimber, UK, “Classic Cuvée 2003”, points 634
2° Cesarini Sforza, ITA, Aquila Reale Riserva 2002, Trentodoc points 632
3° Champagne De Saint Gall, FRA, Brut Millésime 2002 points 628
Guido Berlucchi, ITA « Brut Storica 61 »
Champagne Baron Fuenté, FRA Brut Precieux points 625
Champagne Devaux FRA
Camel Valley, UK, Pinot noir Brut 2007 from 624 to 616
Champagne Canard Duchene
Champagne Roederer, Millésime 2000
Simcic, Slovenia, Brut Cuvée
Cantina d’Isera, ITA, Riserva 2004, Trentodoc
Nyetimber, UK, Blanc de Blancs 2001
Champagne Grand Tour, s.a
Kuenstler, Germany, Riesling Sekt 2004
Fondazione Edmund Mach, ITA, Riserva del Fondatore 2004, Trentodoc
Cantina di Soave, ITA, Brut Equipe Riserva 2005
Tasca d’Almerita, ITA, Contea di Sciamani Brut 2006
Best Rosé: Bruendlmayer, Austria, Brut Rosé points 630
Banca Popolare di Verona Prize goes to Nyetimber, West Sussex, UK
Best Italian Sparkling Wine Cantina Cesarini-Sforza, Lavis, Trento
Best France Champagne De Saint Gall
Best “Rest Of The World” Camel Valley, Cornwall, UK
Best Rosé Bruendlmayer, Austria
“Euposia” Special Prize goes to “Bodega NQN”, Patagonia-Argentina for the excellence in growing Pinot Noir as a tough kind of vineyard”, and to “Associacao Brasileira de Enologia” for the contribution to increase the brasilian enology.
Gala dinner will take place on January 12th 2010 in Verona, Italy.
|Name: Julia Trustram Eve|
|Company: English Wine Producers|
|Country: UNITED KINGDOM|
|Phone: +44 01536 772264|