Camel Valley on top of the world at International wine competition
The Brits are on sparkling form on the world stage as for the second year running Camel Valley Pinot Rose 2009 was awarded the International Sparkling Rosé Trophy by Bollicine del Mondo – a competition devoted to traditional method sparkling wines from around the world, organised by the Italian wine magazine Euposia.
Camel Valley beat stiff competition from a number of Champagnes, including Bollinger Rosé. And as well as gaining the highest marks in the Sparkling Rose section Camel Valley was runner up in the whole competition, just 3 points behind the overall winner, Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur.
With over 200 wines entered from 13 countries from all five continents, England proved to be a sure fire winner. In the sparkling white section, Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2006 came fourth, with Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2002 and Ridgeview Grosvenor 2007 also appearing in the top 25.
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.