Chapel Down is thrilled to announce its single vineyard estate Kit’s Coty has triumphed again winning Gold Outstanding for Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée 2013 and Gold for Kit’s Coty Blanc de Blanc 2013, in the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) announced on 21st May 2018.
Continuing the exceptional Kit’s Coty achievements, Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 also won a silver and Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2015 achieved a silver in the Chardonnay group.
The IWSC is one of the most prestigious awards, promoting quality and excellence in the drinks industry. The significant win for Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée 2013 is coupled with a plethora of medals over the last two years including: Kit’s Coty Blanc de Blancs 2013 achieving a gold and two silver wins for the recently launched Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 and Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2015.
This announcement was swiftly followed by the results of the Decanter World Wine Awards on the 22nd May where we were delighted to receive 3 more Gold Medals for Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvée 2013, Kit’s Coty Chardonnay 2015 and Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2016 taking the total to 5 International Gold Medals for the Kit’s Coty Collection in 2018, with more awards announcements coming later in the year.
Mark Harvey, Chapel Down Managing Director, said “These are exciting results! Our mission is to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in this country and under the leadership of our exceptional Head Winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, we are consistently doing that. Our vineyards are capable of global excellence and we are thrilled to share these wines with the world.”
Chapel Down Head Winemaker Josh Donaghay-Spire says, “Kit’s Coty is the jewel in our crown and we’re thrilled the excellence of these wines has been recognised in this way. Its unique climate & terroir allow me to push English wine and sparkling wine to ever greater heights.”
The Kit’s Coty vineyard is located on the North Downs of Kent where the gently sloping lime-rich chalk soils and unique micro-climate produce wines of exceptional quality. No compromises are taken in employing the highest standards of viticulture and winemaking practices. Find out more about the Kit’s Coty Collection.