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Awards season has begun and our low intervention sparkling wine has yet again impressed the judges! This year we entered all 5 of our sparkling wines into the IWSC and we are absolutely delighted to announce that they were all awarded medals.
At 95 points, our Rosé 2017 was the only sparkling rosé from England to be awarded a Gold Medal! Out of all of the wines entered, only 2 sparkling rosés had the coveted gold medal bestowed upon them, with the highest score in this category being 96 points.
Of all the wines tasted in the competition, only 148 were awarded gold, this is a medal which is reserved for wines that the judges believe demonstrate “outstanding personality, character, complexity and balance.”
The judging panel at the IWSC is made up of industry experts, Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers who all put their palates to the test by blind tasting wines from 39 different countries comprising of 329 different grape varieties.
What the judges said about Langham Rosé 2017:
“Generous and complex in all departments. The nose leads with strawberry mille-feuille. There is a richness to the cherry, strawberry and shortbread palate that is incredibly well balanced by the firm red fruit acidity. Classy wine with great personality!”
As for the rest of the sparkling wine in the Langham range, our latest releases of Culver & Corallian were both given an impressive 88 points by the judges. The IWSC judging panel were lucky to be amongst the first people to taste the, as yet, unreleased Blanc de Blancs 2017 & Pinot Meunier 2018! These wines received 91 and 90 points respectively, which fills us with confidence for a promising future for these wines. You’ll have to keep an eye out for our newsletter which will let you know when they are released.