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Golds for Charles Heidsieck, Hattingley Valley & Nyetimber at CSWWC

1st August, 2014

Golds for Charles Heidsieck, Hattingley Valley & Nyetimber at CSWWC

Charles Heidsieck, Hattingley Valley, Devaux and Nyetimber have scooped seven Gold and two Silver medals between them at the inaugural Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC), founded by Champagne specialist Tom Stevenson.

The CSWWC was launched this year with the aim of providing consumers and trade with the “definitive annual guide to the very best Champagnes and Sparkling wines in the world”.  It is “the first wine competition to be judged exclusively by Champagne and sparkling wine specialists and the only global competition in which every judge agrees all the medals awarded.”

Over 650 entries from 16 different countries were tasted blind by origin and style, from which judges Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan selected their Gold and Silver medal winning wines.  All wines awarded a Gold medal were re-tasted side-by-side to select their Best in Class and the Best in Class wines in turn were judged against each other to award the World Champion Trophies, which will be announced on 4th September.

The Gold and Silver medal winners from our Champagne and English sparkling wine portfolios are:

GOLD
Champagne Charles Heidsieck NV Brut Réserve 
Champagne Charles Heidsieck NV Rosé Réserve 
Champagne Charles Heidsieck 2000 Brut Millésime
Champagne Charles Heidsieck 1999 Rosé Millésime
Hattingley Valley 2011 Rosé
Nyetimber 2006 Classic Cuvée (magnum)
Nyetimber 2003 Blanc de Blancs (magnum)

SILVER
Champagne Devaux NV D de Devaux La Cuvée
Hattingley Valley 2011 Classic Cuvée