Tesco is top for a festive tipple

6 Dec 2016

Tesco has struck gold this Christmas at the UK’s biggest wine competition, scooping an impressive 64 awards for its own-label range at the International Wine Challenge.

Topping the leaderboard of winning wines are some of the nation’s favourite festive tipples including 2009 finest* Vintage Champagne Grand Cru, finest* 10 year Old Tawny Port, finest* Vintage Port, finest* Chablis Premier Cru and finest* Dessert Semillon.

Altogether Tesco took away gongs for 64 of its wines (including 3 Gold, 11 Silver and 17 Bronze medals) in this round of the wine competition, which releases results twice yearly.  This takes the supermarket’s total IWC award tally to 107 in 2016

Jason Tarry, Chief Product Officer at Tesco, said:  

“We’re delighted to have such a strong showing for our wines at the International Wine Challenge Awards. They demonstrate once again that our wines are great quality as well as a great price, offering outstanding value for money

“So If you’re looking for award-winning wines to impress your family and friends this Christmas, then look no further than the Tesco own- brand range. “

Tesco medal wins for the first tranche of the International Wine Challenge include:

3 Gold Medals

  • Tesco finest* 10 Year Old Tawny Port
  • Tesco finest* Vintage Port
  • Tesco finest* Viña del Cura Rioja Reserva

 11 Silver Medals including,

  • Tesco finest* Chablis Premier Cru
  • Tesco finest* Dessert Semillon
  • Tesco finest* Late Bottled Vintage Port
  • Tesco finest* Vintage Champagne Grand Cru
  • Tesco finest* Sancerre

 17 Bronze Medals including,

  • Tesco finest* Châteauneuf du Pape

 33 Commended Medals

Full list of award winning wines are included below.

Wine Name

Final Score

Tesco finest* 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Gold

Tesco finest* Vintage Port

Gold

Tesco finest* Viña del Cura Rioja Reserva

Gold

Tesco finest* Sauternes

Silver

Tesco finest* Chablis Premier Cru

Silver

Tesco finest* Dessert Semillon

Silver

Tesco finest* Passerina

Silver

Tesco finest* Steillage Mosel Riesling

Silver

Tesco finest* Late Bottled Vintage Port

Silver

Tesco finest* Vintage Champagne Grand Cru

Silver

Tesco finest* Pouilly Fumé

Silver

Tesco finest* Sancerre

Silver

Tesco finest* Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc

Silver

Tesco finest* Viña del Cura Rioja Gran Reserva

Silver

Tesco finest* Limestone Coast Merlot

Bronze

Tesco finest* Montagne St. Emilion

Bronze

Tesco finest* Médoc

Bronze

Tesco finest* Carmenère

Bronze

Wairau Cove Chardonnay

Bronze

Tesco finest* Alsace Gewürztraminer

Bronze

Tesco finest* Cahors Malbec

Bronze

Réserve De Tuguets

Bronze

Tesco finest* Limestone Coast Shiraz

Bronze

Tesco finest* Las Lomas Shiraz

Bronze

Tesco finest* Châteauneuf du Pape

Bronze

Tesco Old Vines Garnacha

Bronze

Tesco finest* Chilean Organic Campo Lindo Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze

Tesco finest* Quitralman Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze

Wairau Cove Sauvignon Blanc

Bronze

Tesco finest* Vinas del Rey Albariño

Bronze

Tesco Vina del Cura Rioja Blanco

Bronze

Tesco Chilean Merlot

Commended

Tesco finest* El Recurso Block 18 Cabernet Sauvignon

Commended

Tesco finest* Las Lomitas Merlot

Commended

Tesco Claret

Commended

Tesco Bordeaux Supérieur

Commended

Tesco finest* Limestone Coast Chardonnay

Commended

Tesco Australian Chardonnay

Commended

Tesco Chilean Chardonnay

Commended

Tesco finest* Swartland FairTrade Chenin Blanc

Commended

Riesling Kalkstein

Commended

Tesco finest* Sancerre Rosé

Commended

Tesco Val De Loire Rosé

Commended

Tesco Spanish Garnacha Rosé

Commended

Tesco finest* South African Malbec

Commended

Tesco finest* Côtes de Gascogne

Commended

Tesco finest* Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits

Commended

Tesco finest* Central Otago Pinot Noir

Commended

Tesco finest* Pinot Noir

Commended

Wairau Cove Pinot Noir

Commended

Tesco finest* South African Pinotage

Commended

Tesco finest* Saint Chinian

Commended

Tesco Côtes Du Rhône Villages

Commended

Tesco finest* South African Shiraz

Commended

Tesco finest* English Sparkling

Commended

Tesco finest* Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

Commended

Tesco Australian Semillon Chardonnay

Commended

Tesco Loire Sauvignon Blanc

Commended

Tesco Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Commended

Tesco finest* Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Commended

Tesco finest* Ribera del Duero Reserva

Commended

Tesco Spanish Tempranillo

Commended

Tesco Vina de Cura Rioja

Commended

Wairau Cove Pinot Grigio

Commended 

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701    
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