Supermarkets shine in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2007

Article date: 23 September 2007

It’s a long list, but, pleasingly, British supermarkets have outshone much of the competition (some 7,500 wines were entered). Even more pleasingly The Observer has choosen the top 25 winners available on the high street.

Hats off to Waitrose’s Blanc de Blancs NV for beating big brand names to Decanter’s Regional Non-Vintage Champagne Over £10 – you’ll find it on this list.

Supermarket award winners

White

  • 2005 McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate Riesling, South Eastern Australia
    • £5.99
    • Somerfield
  • 2005 E.Guigal Côtes du Rhône
  • 2006 Weingut Josef Leitz, Rudesheimer Berg Riesling Roseneck Spatlese Rheingau
    • £14.99
    • Oddbins
  • 2006 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling, Clare Valley
  • 2004 Signal Hill Vive La Difference Grenache Blanc, La Siesta
  • Peter Lehmann Semillon, Barossa Valley
    • £5.49
    • Asda
  • 2006 Domaine des Hautes Noelles, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

Red

  • 2001 Gran Feudo Vinas Viejas Reserva, Chivite, Navarra
  • 2004 Regional Rhône blend Trophy Columella, Cape of Good Hope, Coastal Region
  • 2004 Martinborough Vineyard, Pinot Noir
    • £16.99
    • Majestic
  • 2006 Dios del Sol Argentine, Bonarda Mendoza
    • £3.99
    • Somerfield
  • 2004 Château Richelieu, La Favorite, Fronsac
  • 2002 Domaine de Perdrix, Nuits St Georges
    • £153.84 per case of 6,
    • Tesco
  • 2005 Buckingham Estate, The Crown Duals, Cabernet-Petit Verdot
    • £4.99
    • Morrisons

Sparkling / Champagne

  • 2002 Tesco Vintage Champagne
  • 1999 Bollinger La Grande Année
  • NV Duval-Leroy Rosé Saignee Champagne
  • Non-Vintage Sainsbury’s Rosé Brut

Rosé

  • 2007 Familia Zuccardi, Santa Julia Syrah Rosé, Mendoza
    • £4.99
    • Somerfield
  • 2006 Leopard’s Leap Pinotage Rosé, Western Cape