Ancre Hill Estates’ 2008 Sparkling Wine has been voted the best White Sparkling Wine in the world at the Bollicine del Mondo international competition held annually in Verona, Italy. The competition is in its fifth year and is organised by the leading Italian wine magazine, Euposia. This is only the second success for an English & Welsh wine following Nyetimber’s win in 2009.
This success came against some of the best Champagnes in the world, including Bollinger, Champagne de Saint Gall (a close second), Baron de Rothschild, Pannier, Feuillette and Paul Bara amongst others.
An international panel of 24 judges from Italy, France, Spain, Argentina, USA, Sweden and the UK adjudicated under the rules of the Grand Jury Européen.
Richard Morris of Ancre Hill Estates commented to the press: “We are delighted with this result which is a massive plus for Wales and the Welsh Wine Industry. It proves quality sites exist in Wales capable of growing the best quality fruit which can be made in to world class wine. Our vineyard site, sitting in its own meso-climate in Monmouth, together with our biodynamic farming practices undoubtedly points the way forward for the Industry.”