Decanter release their awards for 2018
Decanter Magazine has released the results of their 2018 Awards. Of the 50 Best in Show awards, France came first with 13, followed by Spain with 8, while Australia came third with 6.
New Zealand and the UK, both with relatively small volumes, outperformed, each winning 3 Best in Shows.
The UK’s Chardonnays did amazingly well for such a small production. The Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs Brut, West Sussex 2011 won a Best in Show. This 100% Chardonnay Sparkling was one of three winning Chardonnays. The other two were Chapel Down with their 100% Chardonnay sparkling wine: Chapel Down Kit's Coty Coeur De Cuvée, Kent 2014 and, perhaps most surprising, was that a 100% Chardonnay still wine could win a Best in Show - the Chapel Down Kit's Coty Chardonnay, Kent 2016.