Lyme Bay Winery is celebrating after achieving incredible success in all three of this year’s global wine competitions, with a rush of medals for its English still wines.
The Pinot Noir 2020 is the ONLY English still red wine to win a Gold Medal in both the 2022 International Wine Challenge (IWC) and the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) scoring 95 points in both competitions, as well as a very credible 92 points and a Silver Medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Comments from the IWSC judges about the Pinot Noir 2020 were “Utterly delightful with fresh floral and delicate aromas. Light and elegant – early summer soft fruits prevail, abundant with strawberries and nectarines. Lightly spiced with clove and cinnamon and gently underscored with stalky greenness. Vibrant, refreshing acidity and lingering silky tannins.”
It wasn’t only the Pinot Noir 2020 that achieved international success, Lyme Bay Chardonnay 2020 won two very plausible Silver Medals in both the International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2022 and Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022 scoring 91 points.
The DWWA judge’s comments were “Well textured, voluptuous wine with lemon lifted citrus, stone fruits and creamy vanilla and a touch of white pepper. Develops beautifully in the glass and gives a long citrus finish.”
AND… it’s not only the wines Lyme Bay Winery is winning awards for, the company has just won a Gold Medal in the Specialist Retailer Category for the Cellar Door at the Great Taste of the West Awards 2022, the largest regional awards programme in the UK.
Managing Director and Winemaker, James Lambert commented. “I am absolutely thrilled to have achieved such incredible recognition through these global competitions for our still wines and cellar door. We strive to make the best wines from the best grapes from the best vineyards and to do this it is an absolute team effort. Credit and thanks must go to our full team, our growers across the South of the UK and especially to our vineyard manager Duncan McNeil, and of course my right hand winemaker Sarah Massey. This is definitely just the start of things to come, I am very excited for the future of English still wines! “
Lyme Bay Winery is also the UK’s largest producer of Mead and Fruit Wines.