Hoffman & Rathbone Wins Big at the London Wine Competition
Sussex based winery Hoffman & Rathbone won five awards at the London Wine Competition
The Hoffman & Rathbone philosophy of winemaking comprises of three major elements, having a modern and minimalistic approach, handpicking the ripest of grapes for their wines and providing a key attention to detail while putting in passion and labour to bring to the audiences the choicest selection of sparkling wines.
At the March 2018 edition of the London Wine Competition, wines from Hoffman & Rathbone were among the top winners as the winery managed to win a grand total of five awards. They had three separate wines which shared the five awards with the Blanc de Blanc winning three. The awards won by them were:
Blanc de Blanc was awarded a gold medal (91 points) by the judges
It was also awarded in the Best In Show (By Country) category making it the best wine from England
Blanc de Blanc also won the coveted Best Wine by Package award
Classic Cuvee was awarded a silver medal with a score of 79 points
Rose Reserve won a bronze medal
The Blanc de Blanc, a 100% Chardonnay is aged for upto five years. A lot of emphasis is put on the ageing of this wine in order to develop a fine complement of the palate of rich citrus flavours with the complexity of yeast and brioche aromas which helps enhance the long finish. The wine has a luminous and beautiful pale golden color along with a persistent release of bubbles. On the nose, at first there are powerful fresh fruit notes with notably ripe citrus fruits. With a second nose, there is a pleasant note of white flowers and peach. It has a long and refreshing finish with a pleasant mineral quality.