South Africa dominates inaugural Sparkling Wine Challenge

10 August 2015 by
South Africa dominates inaugural Sparkling Wine Challenge

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 of
Stellenrust 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

3rd equal

Hattingley Kings Cuvee 2011, UK

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009, UK

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995, Fr

6th equal

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

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