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Camel Valley wins Bollicine del Mondo trophy for second year


English winery, Camel Valley has been awarded the International Sparkling Rosé Trophy at Bollicine del Mondo for the second year in a row, for its Camel Valley Pinot Rosé 2009.

The competition which is devoted to traditional method sparkling wines from around the world, saw English wines Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2006 come fourth and Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2002 and Ridgeview Grosvenor 2007 appear in the top 25 in the sparkling white section.

Entries consisted of 200 wines from 13 countries, and the representation from all five continents, with Camel Valley beating off stiff competition from a number of Champagnes, including Bollinger Rosé.

As well as gaining the highest marks in the sparkling rosé section, Camel Valley was runner up in the whole competition, and just three points behind the overall winner, Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur.

The international judging panel that included sommeliers, oenologists and wine writers was chaired this year by Tom Stevenson, author of Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine.

Camel Valley’s owner, Bob Lindo, said: “To win this trophy last year was amazing, but to be crowned sparkling rosé champion again is simply unbelievable.

“But then the winemaker – my son Sam – is UK Winemaker of the Year for the second successive year so perhaps we shouldn’t be so surprised.

“This award proves yet again that we can compete on an international stage.”

Story by Carol Emmas

Courtesy of Harpers Wine and Spirit Trades Review

 harpers.co.uk

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