Camel Valley’s Italian job

Camel Valley vineyard in Cornwall has won the trophy for the Best Sparkling Rosé at Bollicini del Mondo held in Verona, Italy in mid-February, beating stiff competition from around the world to scoop the award.

The trophy was awarded at a gala dinner in the prestigious Café Dante in Verona on the 15 February 2011 in front of some of the world’s top wine producers and journalists.

The winning wines were each served with a specially designed food match and the 2008 Camel Valley Pinot Noir Brut was hailed a sensation when served with a parmesan cheese soufflé on a bed of mushrooms. UK Winemaker of the Year, Sam Lindo, collected the Trophy and Bob Lindo (pictured left) was given the honour of presenting trophies to other winners.

Camel Valley also currently holds the Waitrose Trophy for the best rosé in the UK’s own national competition, the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition.