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Devon wine producer unveils premium range under the ‘Sandridge Barton’ label

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26 Jun 2023
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Devon wine producer, Sandridge Barton, has unveiled its highly anticipated premium range, under the ‘Sandridge Barton’ label.

Known for its commitment to producing exceptional English wines, Sandridge Barton, the home of Sharpham Wine, has introduced the first wines under the label of its new location near Stoke Gabriel, in South Devon.

The first wine in the collection to be released, Sandridge Barton ‘Blanc de Noir’, was recently recognised as one of the best Sparkling wines in the world at the Global Sparkling Masters 2023 after being awarded a Master Medal. An award which is only given to wines which are an outstanding example of its type, showing impeccable winemaking. It must demonstrate a wonderful texture, perfect balance and a broad range of delicious, persistent flavours to the panel of expert judges, including Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers.

Duncan Schwab, CEO and Head Winemaker at Sandridge Barton, said: “This bottling run is part of our Sandridge Barton range, for wines we believe are truly unique. Sandridge Barton ‘Blanc de Noir’ is the first to be released and is made with Pinot Noir fruit harvested in 2020 from our vineyards overlooking the river Dart in South Devon. It’s a cracking wine and we are extremely proud to receive a Master Medal and are delighted to introduce it to our range of English wines, which has now grown to over 15 wines.”

At this competition, judges sought out the very best Sparkling wines on the market, judging them blind with no knowledge of their origin. The contest was open to any sparkling or semi-sparkling wine made anywhere in the world. The judges tasted 230 entries from 14 different countries, with seven master medalists in total, including three from Champagne, two from Asti, one from California and one from Sandridge Barton in Devon.

Sandridge Barton ‘Blanc de Noir’ is priced at £45. Golden in colour, inviting rich nose with good autolysis, clean fresh fruit with a lime, gooseberry and raspberry palate and ripe balanced finish.

This is not the only success for Sandridge Barton this month, the WineGB Awards results were announced in late June and the Devon-based winery was awarded seven medals, including a Gold medal for the Sandridge Barton Pinot Noir 2020, four silvers and two bronze medals.

Over the course of the summer, Sandridge Barton will add three more wines to its ‘Sandridge Barton’ label range. A Bacchus, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, all of which are still wines will join the ‘Blanc de Noir’. Bottles will vary in price and will be available to buy from Sandridge Barton, from their cellar door and through their website.

With over 40 years of producing award-winning English wines, previously under the Sharpham Wine brand, Sandridge Barton has continued to be at the forefront of crafting exceptional wines that embody the unique marriage of climate, soil and grape varieties in this region of England.

The Global Sparkling Masters took place in London on 10 May. It is one of the 27 Global Wine Masters competitions taking place in 2023, run by industry-leading publication the drinks business.

For more information please visit sandridgebarton.com or to stay up to date like/follow Sandridge Barton Wines on Facebook, Sandridge_Barton on Instagram and @SharphamWines on Twitter.

 

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