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Celebrating 2 trophies, 22 Gold medals & 17 Silver medals

The Sommelier Wine Awards are an opportunity for us, and our partners around the world, to get feedback on our wines. We’ve received some outstanding feedback and we’re delighted to have been presented with a collection of trophies and medals.

As Kevin Pollard, Head of our On-Trade South team, said “We are very pleased to announce all our winners this at this years SWA and proud that, in these difficult times, there is still much to look forward to.”

Given the current climate, it’s been a very welcome boost receive some positive news. We can’t wait to share these wines with you as soon as possible! 

Below we’ve gathered a collection of our award winners, together with some stand out reviews from the SWA judging panel – click each image for further information


Gold Medal Winning Wines

Mucho Mas, Merlot
Chile, 2019
Boutinot

La Leyanda de Las Cruces, Sauvignon Blanc
Chile, 2019
Boutinot
Winner of the Pub & Bar Trophy

Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc
France, 2019
Domaine du Pre Baron
Winner of the ‘By the Glass’ Trophy


‘Cassis and green bell pepper dominate the aromatics, with fresh acidity on the palate holding the tannins in check. There’s great flavour intensity here, with cassis and pepper continuing to the finish.’

– Charlie Carter, L’ Atelier Du Vin on Mucho Mas, Merlot


Champagne Gremillet Sélection Brut
France
Champagne Gremillet

Ayler Kupp, Late Harvest, Riesling
Germany, 2017
Bischöfliche

Savatiano
Greece, 2019
Papagiannakos

 

Altemasi Trento Millesimato Spumante Brut
Italy, 2016
Cavit

Caparrone Pecorino, Colline Pescaresi
Italy, 2019
Contesa

Crocera, Barbera d’Asti Superiore
Italy, 2017
Il Cascinone


‘An aperitif wine by the pool on a hot summer’s day, and great value for money too.’

– Emanuel Pesqueira, Edwardian Hotels London on Caparrone Pecorino


Fondo Filara, Etna Rosso, Organic
Italy, 2017
Cantine Nicosia

Lunetta Rose Spumante Brut
Italy
Cavit

Prestige, Chianti Classico Riserva
Italy, 2017
Uggiano


‘Yes! Pretty red fruits with some mint and smoke. Delicious, and a great food wine too.’

– Tim Smith, Winesurfer Consulting on Cantine Nicosia


Koshu, Gris de Gris
Japan, 2017
Chateau Mercian

Krohn, Vintage
Portugal, 2017
Wiese & Krohn

Vila Nova Vinho Verde
Portugal, 2019
Casa de Vila Nova

 

Wild House, Chenin Blanc
South Africa, 2019
Boutinot

The Tea Leaf
South Africa, 2019
Strange Kompanjie Unlimited

Brisa de Verano, Garnacha Tinta
Spain, 2018
Boutinot


‘A perfect by-the-glass wine that’s very fresh, with pleasant minerality and fresh exotic fruits.’

– Janusz Sasiadek, Mercato Metropolitano on Wild House, Chenin Blanc


Evo
Spain, 2013
Guelbenzu

Montes Obarenes, Rioja Blanco
Spain, 2016
Gomez Cruzado

Pasion de Bobal, Organic Rosado
Spain, 2019
Bodega Sierra Norte

 

 

Tierras del Isasa, Organic
Spain, 2018
Ontanon

 

Silver Medal Winning Wines

Champagne Gremillet Blanc de Noirs Brut
France
Champagne Gremillet

Champagne Gremillet Rose d’Assemblage Brut
France
Champagne Gremillet

Finca Arantei, Albariño
Spain, 2018
La Val

 

Cabriola by Borsao
Spain, 2016
Borsao

Vega del Rayo, Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada
Spain, 2017
Boutinot

 

‘Jammy fruit and a dollop of vanilla cream leads to a well-made palate with pleasant fruit characteristics and a fine finish.’

– Michael Fiducia, Royal Automobile Club on Cabriola by Borsao