English Sparkling wine has beaten top Champagne brands in this years’ International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). Dorset wine maker, Langham Wine Estate has been named the IWSC Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2020.
On being chosen from over 700 entries, including many of the major champagne houses, Justin Langham, commented; “We are thrilled and extremely proud, the benchmark was very high. It is amazing to recognised amongst previous winners, Champagne producer Veuve Clicquot”.
The win brings an added focus on the success of the GB wine industry in a year when IWSC also celebrated its first President from the industry – Tamara Roberts of Ridgeview Wine Estate.
Langham Wine, a single vineyard wine estate from the heart of Dorset is fast achieving a reputation for being one of the top grower producers in the country, recognised for their innovative approach to their range of Classic Method sparkling wines.
The trophy for Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year was awarded after taking the average score from a producer’s wines. Langham Wine Estate won a Gold medal with 96 points for its Blanc de Blancs 2015, the second highest score in the Sparkling Wine Category. Silver medals were awarded for its Corallian Classic Cuvee and Culver Classic Cuvee, recognised as “sophisticated and complex” by the judges; as well as for the Pinot Meunier 2017 and Langham Rosé NV.
Established in just 2009, Langham Wines produce traditional method sparkling wines from the classic Champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Proud of their terroir driven sparkling wines and low intervention approach to both grape growing and wine production, Langham strives to minimise its environmental impact and produce complex, honest wines of exceptional quality.
This award follows other recent successes at international awards as well as being named Supreme Champion in last year’s WineGB Awards.