On Friday 7th July, we attended the annual WineGb Awards 2023, this year held at Drapers Hall in London, co-chaired by Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke OBE, where we were awarded a total of seven medals, including a Gold medal for the Sandridge Barton Pinot Noir 2020, four silvers and two bronze medals.
On top of that, we were also awarded the Best Red Trophy for our soon to be released Sandridge Barton Pinot Noir 2020. This exciting wine also won the Best Still Wine Trophy, an accolade it shared with Gusbourne and received the Trophy for Best Regional Wine from the West of England.
We couldn't be happier at securing the Best Red, Still and Regional Wine in the UK and this really helps to solidify our position as a leading English wine producer.
Our CEO and Head Winemaker, Duncan Schwab, said: “We are extremely proud to walk away from this year’s WineGB Awards with not just one but three trophies for our Pinot Noir 2020. This recognition demonstrates the dedication and passion of the entire team here at Sandridge Barton to produce unique, high quality wines.”
The Regional Trophy, highlighting the scope of styles and size of producers achieving notable wins, is awarded to the highest scoring wine in each region of the UK. Our accomplishment in this category showcases our commitment to the unique terroir of the Dart Valley and highlights the success of growing Pinot Noir grapes in this special region.
Ned Awty, interim CEO for WineGB added: “The 2023 Awards has given us a record number of entries and has embraced the wide scope and range of styles we now proudly produce in Britain. There are great results from small and large producers alike and from different regions across the country. We’re really proud of what this competition is setting out to achieve – to highlight and promote the excellence of our producers and wines.”
In 2021, whilst blending, we came across four barrels of Pinot Noir from the 2020 vintage that were exceptional but that still needed more time. This wine is a result of that patience, and this formed the start of our Sandridge Barton range.
This first-of-its-kind Pinot Noir is made with the best parcels from our Burgundian clones F105 and FR49. You'll find elevated red fruit on the nose, with bright and concentrated red berries on the palate supported by excellent acidity, soft tannins and a long mouth-watering finish.
Spontaneous fermentation, no fining, no filtration, 18 months in old French oak barrels and only 920 bottles produced. We can't wait for you to taste the UK's Best Red Wine!
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Sandridge Barton Wines Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales No 11938282. Registered office: Sandridge Barton, Waddeton Road, Stoke Gabriel, Devon, United Kingdom, TQ9 6RL. Sharpham cheeses are hand-produced by Sharpham Partnership Limited
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