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Norfolk white wine now one of the 'best in the world'

The bottle was described by judges as the 'perfect aperitif wine'

Olivia Blair
Friday 19 May 2017 13:15 BST
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A £13 bottle of wine from Norfolk has been crowned one of the best in the world.

The still Winbirri Vineyards Bacchus white wine won the platinum best in show medal for best value white wine made from a single grape variety at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

The wine magazine notes the Bacchus grape is relatively unused in most wine production and said the victory was especially inspiring considering English still wine “had spent several years in the shadow of the country’s emerging sparkling wines”.

The wine is stocked in Waitrose for £13.49 but was out of stock on Friday morning.

The judges described the wine as a “perfect aperitif wine” and described its flavour as a “complex, oily nose with spice, elderflower and citrus”.

Head winemaker at the vineyard, Lee Dyer, told the Eastern Daily Press the award “makes all the hard work worthwhile and it will help put England and Norfolk on the map as a region capable of making world-class wines”.

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