English & Welsh Wine Competition results
More medals than ever before were handed out this week at the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, judged by five Masters of Wine and chaired by Susan McCraith MW. The strongest style categories were still rosés, dry whites and sparkling wines.
Six gold medals were awarded in the still rosé category with the top trophy going to Camel Valley for its Fortnum & Mason Rosé 2009. Bacchus took the lead in still dry whites with Chapel Down Bacchus 2009 winning the trophy for best commercial production and best Sparkling Wine went to Ridgeview for their Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs 2001, bottled in magnums. The wine was also voted The Wine of the Year.
Another star of the show was Eglantine's North Star 2006 which won a gold medal in the dessert wine category. The wine is made with 100% Madeline Angevine and gained a Gold medal in France in Vinalies earlier this year.