Champagne Castelnau may have gone on a journey of rediscovery and re-branding this year but one thing has remained the same: the quality in the bottle. And this has just been confirmed again today when the news was announced that Castelnau have received a Masters award from leading UK based drinks magazine The Drinks Business. Judged by an esteemed panel of specialists and Masters of Wine (Keith wasn't on the panel this time, honest) Champagne Castelnau Blanc de Blancs 2003 has been published as being "one of the highest-scoring Champagnes from this year’s competition" and "one of the many surprise discoveries" "the sort of wine that our Masters blind-tasting format seeks to identify."
It is a cuvée that the house has become increasingly renowned for, Chardonnay being a grape that winemaker Elisabeth Sarcelet has a true talent for working with and is testament to the quality she has carved from the anomalies and challenges the 2003 harvest threw at winemakers around Europe. Castelnau's Flagship cuvee Champagne Castelnau Brut Reserve NV was also award a Silver award at the same competition.
Read a full list of results and comments from the judges here.