It’s official – English Sparking wine has beaten top Champagne brands in this years’ International Wine & Spirits Competition.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that our single estate vineyard, from the heart of Dorset, England, has just won one of the most prestigious awards a producer can win – the IWSC Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year!
Langham was chosen from over 700 entries including many of the major champagne houses, and the team are delighted to have been recognised for the exceptional quality of our range of Sparkling Wines.
Last year’s winner was world-renowned Champagne producer Veuve Clicquot, highlighting the standard of entries. The IWSC Producer of the Year is one of the largest competitions of its kind and the trophy for Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year is awarded to the producer who demonstrates quality and consistency across its range, after taking the average score from a producer’s wines.
This year, Langham Wine Estate won one gold medal for it’s Blanc de Blancs 2015 and 4 silver medals for the rest of the range.
Here at Langham, we are incredibly proud of our terroir driven sparkling wines and our low intervention approach to both grape growing and wine production. We strive to minimise our environmental impact and produce complex, honest wines of exceptional quality.
The IWSC hosted a virtual awards ceremony on YouTube, so we celebrated by having a team tasting of some amazing sparkling wines.
We’d like to thank you, our customers, for your loyalty over the years since our inception in 2009 and we look forward to continue sharing our passion for these products with you in the years to come.
Speaking about the win, a Dorset Food and Drink board member said: “To put this in perspective, the growth in quality, availability, image and investment in English sparkling wine has been considerable. However most of the bigger and higher profile producers are in Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. They at times try to set up local appellations – which I think is a bad idea – England currently is a big enough appellation, and Devon, Cornwall, Dorset etc. don’t have the clout. BUT, we can proudly say that the finest sparkling wine in the world is not made east of Paris, but is made in Dorset – grown on Dorset soil, with Dorset grapes, by Dorset folk!”