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We’ve won big at the SWA 2020

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The results are in from the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020, and we're thrilled to have scooped more than 200 medals for our wines! Judged by a panel of leading sommeliers and on-trade drinks buyers, these awards highlight the best wines available to restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK.

A combination of new and trusted wines, which our buyers have worked tirelessly to find, our portfolio picked up 35 golds and 213 medals overall. Fifty producers are represented, from across the globe and at every price point. This haul is a brilliant endorsement of our producers and shows our commitment to delivering exceptional wines to the trade.

Simon Jerrome, our Head of Wine Procurement, says, "Matthew Clark and our producers continue to support these excellent awards. The SWA is run by the on-trade, for the on-trade, which is where our heart belongs. We are particularly pleased to see in an increase in our overall medal tally this year, with many golds going to our new agencies and firsts within Matthew Clark portfolio."

To pick just a few highlights, we're thrilled to see the Luis Felipe Edwards Macerao Orange Moscatel win gold! This rich and textured wine from Chile's cool-climate Itata Valley is the first Orange wine we've listed. Our pair of Rita Rosé and Rita Blanc Cans from Santa Rita picked up commendations. These are the first wine in cans to be entered into the Sommelier wine awards and receive a medal.

Elsewhere, we're proud to see Franciacorta La Capinera Brut, Vigneti Cenci win a gold medal. From a tiny, family-run estate where the owner does 99% of the work himself! Owner, winemaker, administrator and delivery driver Maurizo produces amazing wine, and this gold medal confirms that.

Mas de la Rosa Vi de Finca, Vall Llach was also at the top of the class. This stunning red is the flagship wine of our new Priorat producer, a tiny winery based in the village of Porrera. Finally, we're delighted to see the beautiful Nebbiolo Langhe Picotener take gold; made from a nearly extinct clone of Nebbiolo rediscovered by the team at Enrico Serafino.

Our gold-winning wines in full;

22477

Soellner Fumberg Grüner Veltliner, Wagram

Winery Soellner

38284

Acrobat Pinot Gris, Oregon

Foley Family Vineyards

38538

Franciacorta "La Capinera" Brut, Vigneti Cenci

La Boscaiola

35063

Stonier Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

Accolade Wines

35059

St Hallett Riesling, Eden Valley

Accolade Wines

28174

Hardys HRB Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Margaret River

Accolade Wines

31625

Between Thorns Shiraz, South Eastern Australia

Accolade Wines

25841

Barolo, Enrico Serafino

Enrico Serafino

38170

Nebbiolo Langhe Picotener, Enrico Serafino

Enrico Serafino

29295

Da Luca Nero d'Avola, Terre Siciliane

Accolade Wines

28208

Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir, Martinborough

Foley Family Vineyards

20585

Flagstone Dragon Tree Cape Blend, Western Cape

Accolade Wines

29192

Bespoke Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

Accolade Wines

27219

Cullinan View Chenin Blanc Rosé, Western Cape

Accolade Wines

38522

Mas de la Rosa Vi de Finca, Vall Llach, Priorat

Vall Llach

38374

Bourgogne Pinot Noir Septembre, Edouard Delaunay

Edouard Delaunay

26964

Marea, Sauvignon Blanc

Luis Felipe Edwards

39366

Macerao, Orange Moscatel

Luis Felipe Edwards

29139

Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva, Pinot Noir

Luis Felipe Edwards

11105

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs, Brut

Hatch

37593

Momessin Les Grandes Mises, Côte de Brouilly

Boisset

33348

Château Pontet Bayard Montagne-St-Emilion

Samazeuilh

11106

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Brut Rosé

Hatch

31593

Clos Floridène, Graves Rouge

Denis Dubourdieu Domaines

18730

Taittinger Nocturne, Sec

Hatch

37190

Les Chorégies du Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Ogier

29081

Left Field Malbec

Hatch

37459

Pulpo, Sauvignon Blanc

Félix Solís

37576

Paco & Lola Mencia, Valdeorras

Paco & Lola

37383

Don Jacobo, Gran Reserva

Bodegas Corral

29322

Casa Albali, Tempranillo/Shiraz

Félix Solís

29324

Casa Albali, Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc

Félix Solís

39718

Arnegui, Rioja Tinto Joven

Felix Solis

39688

El Púgil, Barrel Aged Tempranillo

Felix Solis

About the author

Luke Siddall

I'm Matthew Clark's resident content creator, looking after our social media, website and customer communications. I was a cocktail bartender for while before joining but I now spend most of my time on the other side of the bar.

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