We are pleased to learn that La Cour des Dames obtained lots of medals at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2018, a British wine competition whose judges are professionals from the on-trade and sommeliers.
Not less than three gold medals for our wines with some judges’tasting notes:
- Viognier 2017 : ‘The first in a category with a particularly high Gold medal hit rate, this had appealing nectarine and blossom aromas’, ‘varietal typicity and excellent value for money, with apricots and an oily texture’, ‘fresh and slightly spiced, with good pear fruit’.
- Sauvignon Blanc 2017 : ‘lovely, pronounced notes of peach and white flowers, with some richness on the palate, as well as ripe stone fruit, and a lime finish’, ‘A bright, citrus wine, with notes of grapefruit,’ ‘a lively and fresh mid-palate’, ‘good acidity, with apple and lemon fruit’.
- Grenache rosé 2017: ‘Really charming aromas of candied fruits with good structure on the juicy, refreshing palate’, ‘A good house wine style,’ the palest pink-salmon colour, with a pear drop nose and quite pure fruit aromatics’, ‘elegant, with some good minerality’. This varietal got also the Pub & bar award (Rosé sold under £6).
Not to be outdone, the Malbec 2016 got a silver medal.
‘Raspberry aromas with herbs and a hint of mushroom’, ‘juicy wine with a lasting fruity flavour and velvety tannins’, Lifted aromatics and bramble fruit, generous and appealing,’.
These laudatory reviews reward the daily work of our winemaker and her team. Congratulations!