Decanting the Results
It’s been a record year for the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, the world’s largest wine competition. This was the 18th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards and its biggest year to date with 18,094 wines tasted from 56 countries judged by almost 170 wine experts, including 44 Masters of Wine and 11 Master Sommeliers.
Altogether 50 wines worldwide were awarded Best in Show, 179 Platinum, 635 Gold, 5,607 Silver and 8,332 Bronze medals. This year’s Awards highlighted how UK sparkling wines can rival top cuvées around the world. Alongside this, UK wines won two Platinum and nine Gold medals – these included two Golds for Hambledon Vineyard: the Première Cuvée Brut and Classic Cuvée Rose Brut.
Other Hampshire vineyards picked up awards. These included Silver medals for The Grange, for both their Classic and The Pink; Hambledon Vineyard again, this time for their Classic Cuvée Brut; and Raimes for their Blanc de Blancs and Classic Brut. In addition, Bronze medals were awarded to Danebury Vineyards for their Reserve and Madeleine Angevine; and Exton Park for RB32 Brut and RB23 Rose Brut. A grape number of winning wines to open this summer!