The recently revealed Decanter World Wine Awards are the last of the three major international award competitions to be announced this year. The Gold that was awarded for our Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2007 Late Disgorged is the fourth Gold we have received this year.
Including the results from the International Wine Challenge and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), the Gusbourne portfolio of six current releases now has a total of no less than five Gold and six Silver medals across the three competitions. The Gold medals include two Gold Outstandings from the IWSC.
The awards go to wines from four different vintages (2007, 2010, 2011 and 2013), and to still as well as Gusbourne’s three core sparkling wines.
The Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2007 Late Disgorged, our first release to benefit from extended lees ageing, won a Gold in all three major competitions and a Gold Outstanding at the IWSC, an unprecedented achievement for an English wine.
“The results from these three prestigious competitions are not only helping us benchmark our wines against the rest of the world, but are also now demonstrating Gusbourne’s ability to perform across multiple vintages. This is a testimony to our remarkable vineyard sites and our dedicated team led by Jon Pollard and Charlie Holland in the vineyard and winery respectively.” Ben Walgate, CEO, Gusbourne.