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Following the success of 2019 when Langham Wine Estate won Supreme Champion at the Wine GB Awards, Langham Wine has now been shortlisted by the highly regarded International Wine and Spirit Competition for worldwide Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year.
The IWSC Producer of the Year is chosen from over 700 entries and is the largest competition of its kind in the world. To get to the shortlist of this prestigious competition, a producer must have all of their wines show at the top level. This award is decided by taking an average score for each producer’s wine to see who was consistently performing at highest standard. By doing it this way, if they have one that performs less well it will bring the average down, but the Langham Blanc de Blancs won gold with the second highest individual score in the competition and all four other sparkling wines won Silver medals and were scored very highly.
The shortlist is made up by Champagne Mumm (France), Gusbourne (England) and Le Bertole Valdobbiadene (Italy), all of whom are vying to follow on from the world-renowned Champagne producer Veuve Clicquot who won the award in 2019.
Other entrants in this competition included most of the major Champagne houses as well as many smaller producers, considerable entries from Italy, Spain and England as well as pretty many other global wine growing regions. This all helped to set the initial bench mark very high this year.
The judges comments about our Blanc de Blancs were “ Lovely, creamy brioche nose with bags of autolytic character, balanced out with freshness. Rich, charming palate of apricots and citrus notes, all rounded off with an elegant, long finish.”
Our Rosé had “Lively ripe apple and fresh citrus character. The crisp acidity is well-balanced by a touch of sweetness, providing great texture and complexity. Well-rounded.”
And our Classic Cuvee Culver “A sophisticated and complex example with flavours of toast, biscuit and macadamia nut brightened with fresh lemon and sour apple notes. Classic with a rich mousse.”