2017 Supreme Champion- Coates & Sealey "La Perfide Blanc de Blancs 2009"
Described by judges as Fabulously elegant and refined with the seductive toasted brioche and honey notes from age
Best Sparkling Rose. Coates & Sealey 2009
Judges described as From its antique gold colour to its rich sour cherry and truffle flavours, this is a graceful, mature rosé to sip and savour.
Sadly, in 2002 Charles was murdered in Indonesia while on a walking holiday. His mother retained the vineyard. However, in 2008, the potential was realised by Nicholas Coates and Charles Sealey who restored and extended it to 28 acres. It now specialises in sparkling wine made by "le Méthode Britannique". The awards in 2017 are a tribute to their knowledge, skill and dedication and to the site that they inherited. The latest wine is also a fitting memorial to Charles' pioneering work. Hopefully it will be the first of many such awards for wines from a wonderful site.
Charles Cunningham founder of the vineyard