Wine served at royal wedding bags top prize

London: A wine served at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine has won the gold medal at the International Wine Challenge.

The royal couple selected the Rose Brut wine from Chapel Down vineyard in Tenterden, Kent, for their wedding April 29. The drink costs 24.99 pounds per bottle, a daily reported.

Frazer Thompson, chief executive at the vineyard, said: "We are very proud. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Demand has never been higher and this accolade reinforces the quality of the wine that the team is producing."

"The award will also enhance our export business, especially in the US."

The wine won in the ¬"sparkling rose" category. The contest was judged by 400 leading wine tasters, with points being awarded for variety, country, region and vintage.

Andrew Parley, the head winemaker, described the wine as a classic that "offers ripe berry and rhubarb ¬flavours, and a nose of strawberry and raspberry with a splash of creaminess".

Chapel Down is Britain`s largest producer of wines, with 500,000 bottles each year.

IANS

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