Search

This Suffolk wine has been named one of the best in the world

PUBLISHED: 11:30 29 May 2019

Lavenham Brook has been awarded a prestigious Gold Medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.

Lavenham Brook has been awarded a prestigious Gold Medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.

A fine wine produced in the heart of Suffolk has been named as one of the best in the world.

Lavenham Brook was awarded a prestigious Gold Medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.

The firm won the highest accolade for its Suffolk Bacchus 2017 - a dry citrusy wine with aromatic notes of jasmine.

All of the judges praised the wine for its outstanding quality, with Bianca Potanza of Bluespoon Andaz Hotel left impressed by its "soft and supple springtime feeling".

You may also want to watch:

MORE: 'Retail is tough at the moment' - Ipswich store's farewell message to town after closure

Overall, English wine producers won a record breaking five Gold Medals, with sparkling wines as the undisputed winners in this year's Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA).

The categories saw an incredible 75% increase in Gold Medals this year, driven by a powerhouse performance by champagne, which recorded big numbers across all styles, from non-vintage to rosé.

"With spring underway and summer just around the corner, this is great news for bars, hotels and restaurants across the UK," said competition director, Chris Losh.

"Whether they're looking for a budget sparkler or a prestige cuvée champagne, there's a huge variety to choose from."


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times