Shining stars: Recognising our award-winning producers

Line up of award-winning wines

Our producers have been collecting trophies across the globe in the past few months, from the International Wine and Spirits Competition to the Grocer Awards to the Rum Masters. We celebrate a selection of our award-winnning producers.

 

The star of the show

 

La Chablisienne vineyard

La Chablisienne
Chablis, France

La Chablisienne has been named French Wine Producer of the Year 2016 at the International Wine & Spirits Competition. This follows their International Wine Challenge success last year, with winemaker Vincent Bartement being awarded the Best White Winemaker of the Year trophy for the second time.

 

Reds steal the limelight

 

Hermitage la Chapelle label

  Vietti Barolo Ravera 2013 label   Black Stallion cab sav label

Paul Jaboulet Aine
Rhone, France

Their top of the range Hermitage La Chapelle 2015 received critical acclaim from Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate) after its first barrel tasting, who awarded it 97-100 points. We can’t wait to taste the first bottling…

  

Vietti
Piedmont, Italy

The Vietti Barolo Ravera 2013 received rave reviews from James Suckling, who awarded it 97 points. “A fabulous young Barolo. Try in 2020,” the report suggests. 

  

Black Stallion
California, USA

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon won a double gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2017. It also recently received 93 points from James Suckling.

         
         

Chateau Tanunda label

 

Tornatore Pietrarizzo label

 

Josef Chromy


Chateau Tanunda
South Australia

This Australian producer impressed at the Berlin Wine Trophy 2016, walking away with the Best Australian Producer 2016 award and a gold medal for the Newcastle SGMC 2014. They also won two silvers at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016.

 

Tornatore
Sicily, Italy

Both the Tornatore Etna Rosso and Bianco 2014 have received critical acclaim in recent months, but the show stopper has to be Pietrarizzo 2014, which scored a whopping 93 points from both James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast.

 

Josef Chromy
Tasmania, Australia

The Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2015 was awarded a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge 2016. It also picked up a gold at the Royal Hobart Wine Show, a silver at the Tasmanian Wine Show 2017, and won Top Red and Top Vintage Pinot Noir at the 2016/17 Taste of Tasmania Awards.

 

Who's shaking up the spirits and beer world?

 

 Rock Rose Gin with glass og gin and tonic

  Dark Matter Spiced Rum with cocktail, cinammon sticks and cocoa   Blanche De Namur on table with hops
         

Rock Rose Gin

At the tender age of two, Rock Rose won gold at The Grocer Awards 2016, received three silver medals at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016, and gained Difford's Guide Exceptional Quality certification.

  

Dark Matter Spiced Rum

Another win for Scotland, Dark Matter Rum won two gold medals at The Rum Masters 2016. Dark Matter is “the taste equivalent of warping into a liquid black hole, but without every atom in your body being crushed to an infinitely small point”.

    

Blanche De Namur Belgian Wheat Beer 

In our beer category, Belgium leads the way. Du Bocq’s wheat beer Blanche De Namur won a gold medal at the 2016 Brussels Beer Challenge.

 

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Date:
4th May 2017


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