Lyme Bay Winery wins Gold and Silver

PUBLISHED: 11:04 31 March 2017 | UPDATED: 06:50 06 April 2017

MD James Lambert toasting the success of his English wine. Picture CHRIS CASON

MD James Lambert toasting the success of his English wine. Picture CHRIS CASON

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Shute based company’s single vineyard designated still white wine - Bacchus Block 2015 - impresses industry experts

Lyme Bay Winery has scooped gold and silver medals at the inaugural Independent English Wine Awards.

The Shute based company’s single vineyard designated still white wine - Bacchus Block 2015 - impressed some of the industry’s most respected experts to secure one of only three gold medals at the competition.

The winery’s 2015 still white Sandbar and sparkling Classic Cuvée 2013 also triumphed, netting silver medals with the Sandbar only one point off gold.

This year, Lyme Bay English wines have already enjoyed a series of prestigious award successes, with one gold, two silver and three bronze medals from the Independent English Wine Awards, the International Wine Challenge, and the Pinot Noir Masters Competition, in which the winery’s Pinot Noir Rosé was the only still rosé in the world to be awarded a medal.

The successes build on the awards achieved by the company’s wines in 2016, and further establish Lyme Bay Winery as one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and respected producers of English wines in only its third vintage.

Under the watchful eye of head winemaker Liam Idzikowski, Lyme Bay has worked to put premium quality English wines on the map by sourcing the best quality grapes from the best local vineyards to create complex wines and embraces its inventive instincts to develop twists on well-established styles.

Managing Director James Lambert, said: “We’re thrilled to have been awarded one of only three gold medals and two silvers at the inaugural Independent English Wine Awards.

“All of our wines are created with the same philosophy - to use the best quality grapes to make the best quality wines. The English wine sector is experiencing unprecedented growth and critical acclaim, and we hope these recent accolades will help further establish the place of English wines on the world stage.”

Lyme Bay’s Bacchus Block 2015, Sandbar 2015 and Classic Cuvée 2013 will be available from tomorrow (Saturday April 1).

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