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“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” Oscar Wilde
Receiving praise for the wines we produce, starting with the grapes in our vineyards and ending with the glass in your hand is hugely rewarding for everyone in the Langham team.
From nurturing the vines in all weathers, 365 days a year, to tasting the wine as it ages in the barrel and blending the cuvées from more than 150 base wines, we are very proud to make a range of award-winning wines.
Our customers are our biggest champions and we couldn’t be more thankful for their continued support and positive feedback.
We are also delighted to have been recognised as a top producer of English wine and receive multiple accolades in many competitions including, most recently, three gold medals and two silver medals in the WineGB Awards.
As confident as we are in the style of our wines, it’s always gratifying to receive a comment, rating or review from some of the world’s greatest wine experts.
Langham in the press
Ahead of the release of his new book this August – Vines in a Cold Climate: The People Behind the English Wine Revolution – wine writer and columnist Henry Jeffreys said: “Langham Wine Estate exemplifies the spirit of restless creativity.”
In an article published in Drinks Retailing News Henry goes on to say Langham winery has been a breeding ground for some of the country’s most innovative talents including our winemaker Tommy Grimshaw.
Henry says: “Grimshaw’s philosophy is inspired by cult producers of grower Champagnes such as Frank Pascal, starting in the vineyard with very ripe grapes. Most years he doesn’t chaptalize, there’s minimal sulphur use and the juice is allowed to brown before fermentation in oak barrels.”
“You can taste the dedication in the wines they’re rich and full of flavour, miles away from the lean, leafy English wine cliché,” he says, adding: “The most distinctive is a 100% Pinot Meunier that changes in the glass, showing notes of hazelnut and palo cortado sherry.”
In July, Will Lyons wrote in The Sunday Times that the quality of Langham’s wine (and others) is every bit as good as Champagne. We will drink to that!
In fact, this year alone, Langham has received more than 100 mentions in the media. Be that in our friendly local press including the Dorset Echo and DorsetBizNews to the trade publications of Harpers Wine & Spirit and The Drinks Business and from the wine writers with columns in national newspapers.
Columnist for The Daily Telegraph, Victoria Moore, recommended Langham’s (unfortunately sold out) Pinot Meunier 2018, as one of six English wines to try and described it as having “flavours of caramelised macadamia nuts, poached pears and soft spice.”
Wine journalist Jamie Goode pronounced Langham as one of the UK’s most exciting producers on his website Wine Anorak and in his Sunday Express column he described our Classic Cuvée NV Corallian as having delightful intensity.
Wine columnist for City AM newspaper Libby Brodie said our Blanc de Blancs was superb, adding: “Young winemaker Tommy Grimshaw is putting English wine on the global map with his complex, elegant and interesting wines. Smoky, saline, stone-fruited.”
We are always keen to send our bottles to be rated and reviewed by the likes of Jancis Robinson MW and Decanter magazine where Langham is frequently featured in articles including a recent one on the Best English wines to try this summer.
Notes on the Langham range can be found on Decanter.com including our sparkling Pinot Noir 2019 which received a tasting score of 93/100.
We are delighted to receive such praise from our customers, in wine competitions and the critics, and it only spurs us on to strive for excellence in everything we do.