The inaugural Little Bedwyn World Sparkling Wine challenge has been won by South African wine Stellenrust Clement de Lure.
More than 50 sparkling wines were entered into the competition, including including Dom Perignon, Cristal and Charles Heidsieck. They were competing against the likes of English wines Nyetimber and Pierre Sugrue, and Akarua from New Zealand at the event held at the Harrow at Little Bedwyn in Wiltshire.
Wines from South Africa dominated the top 10, with Stellenrust Clement de Lure coming out the overall winner.
Neleen Strauss of High Timber restaurant collecting the Black Tie Decanter on
behalf ofStellenrust from Roger Jones of the Harrow at Little Bedwyn
The wines ready to be judged
Little Bedwyn World Sparkling Wine challenge top 10
1st Stellenrust Clement de Lure, Brut NV. SA
2nd Charles Heidseick Rose Reserve NV Fr
Hattingley Kings Cuvee 2011, UK
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009, UK
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995, Fr
Silverthorn, The Green Man Brut 2011, SA
Waterford Stellenbosch, Brut 2006 , SA
Charles Heidsieck Rose 2006, Fr
Villiera Pinot Meinier,Brut 2006, SA
Dom Perignon 2005 Fr
Emma Rice from Hattingley Valley