Cornwall’s Camel Valley Vineyard has won Gold in the 2016 Sommelier Wine Awards for the 2013 Camel Valley ‘Cornwall’ Brut. The aim of the competition is the ultimate wine list – ‘The Gold List’ – from over 2,500 entries. Amongst the Judges’ comments were: ‘Tasty and fresh. And complex,’ Trangallán’s Xabier Álvarez-Valdés, neatly summarised how Camel Valley took Gold with its Cornwall Brut – ‘Tasty and fresh. And complex,’ whileTeam leader Angela Reddin noted:’Nougat and praline, citrus and blossom on the nose.’ Sunaina Sethi of JKS Restaurants concluded: ‘With good fruit and floral blossom notes, it’s well made and balanced, elegant and delicate.’ Indeed. Camel Valley’s co-founder Bob Lindo said: ‘The greatest accolade is being in these top restaurants in the first place, from Rick Stein in Cornwall to Gordon Ramsey in Bordeaux and Raymond Blanc, Nathan Outlaw, and many others.’ Bob’s son and Camel Valley’s wine maker Sam Lindo was delighted to have won Gold ‘Great now the Cornwall Brut has a Gold to match the International Wine Challenge Gold medal awarded to its Pinot Noir rosé counterpart’.

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