London Cru triumphed in this year's International Wine Challenge by winning four prestigious medals for wines across the range, including three silvers and one bronze.

Silver medals were awarded to our brand new 2016 Bacchus, 'Baker St', our 2015 Chardonnay, 'Charlotte St' and our 2014 Syrah. Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a bronze medal.

We are especially proud of Baker St, which has been ranked as one of the highest-scoring wines made from Bacchus in the country. It makes us especially pleased this wine is made from English grapes.

London Cru winemaker Gavin Monery comments:

''It's a fantastic result. All the hard work over the harvest has resulted in some superb wines and I'm really pleased they've been recognised as some of the best in the country. It's an exciting time to be a winemaker in the UK; every year brings new challenges and opportunities to experiment with new techniques to find out what works best with Bacchus.
It's a unique variety that shows aromas of elderflower, nettles and cut grass which are familiar to people in the UK, which often leads them to form a real emotional attachment to the variety. Hopefully in time as plantings increase this will allow Bacchus to take on Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio as the UK's white wine of choice.''

The International Wine Challenge is seen as one of the world's finest wine competitions, judging all wines blind. Each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 judges.

The IWC says...

Baker St, 2016 - Silver

"Passion fruit and lime aromas. Flavours of Granny Smith apples and citrus with refreshing acidity and a zesty finish."

Charlotte St, 2015 - Silver

"Lovely bright stone fruit with cinnamon. Vibrant palate, ripe, peachy and refreshing with a touch of oak."

Syrah, 2014 - Silver

"Deep plum colour, fresh berries with some developed tarry notes. Concentrated pomegranate on the palate and attractive leafy finish."

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 - Bronze

"Brightly fruited with rose petals and blueberry and firm tannic framework."