GOLD MEDAL WIN FOR ENGLISH SAUVIGNON BLANC –This popular white grape variety is now being grown in the Cotswolds.

WOODCHESTER VALLEY TAKES GOLD AT THE IWSC (INTERNATONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION) FOR THEIR 2018 SAUVIGNON BLANC.

A National First and a Cotswold First –

International Gold medals for English still wines are hard to come by and Woodchester Valley have achieved a first ever Gold for an English Sauvignon Blanc. The Cotswolds-based, single estate vineyard and winery, is thrilled with the award for their Sauvignon Blanc wine which will be officially released on the 31st May. (Currently available for pre-order on the website and at the Cellar Door shop).

This is not a one off for the family owned vineyard, which scooped a Silver Medal in the IWSC for their first Sauvignon Blanc release, a first international medal for any English Sauvignon.

Woodchester Valley is one of only a handful of vineyards who have planted Sauvignon Blanc vines in the UK. With 2,000 vines on some of the steepest slopes of the vineyard’s Doverow site, this is a limited edition wine which shows true cool climate characters.

Judges’ Tasting Notes: Fantastic typicity on the nose: hedgerow aromas, mown grass, capsicum, bay leaf, pink gooseberries and white currants. The palate has a mineral, flinty, gunsmoke wisp; it follows through the amazing layers and concentration of fruits. Long, ripe finish. Lovely winemaking.

Winemaker, Jeremy Mount commented

‘I am extremely pleased that our Sauvignon Blanc is considered in the same bracket as some of the finest Sauvignon Blancs in the world.’

Fiona Shiner, vineyard owner says

‘This is a huge achievement for Woodchester Valley Vineyard and Winery and following on from last year’s Silver medal in the IWSC, shows a consistent quality for our Sauvignon Blanc wine. It is very exciting to be at the forefront of the English still wine industry.’

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