The only thing better than this white wine’s taste is its price.

By Meghan Overdeep
May 23, 2017
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English wine is having quite moment!

If that’s a sentence you never expected to hear, you’re not alone. A winery in Norfolk—a part of coastal southwest England still relatively unknown in the wine world—recently snagged a major international award for a still wine. Bacchus 2015, a still white wine made by Winbirri Vineyards was awarded the Platinum Best in Show medal for best value white wine made from a single grape variety at the Decanter World Wine Awards. And the only thing better than its taste is its price.

The Bacchus 2015, which retails for around £13.49 ($17.55), was one of only 34 wines to be awarded one of the the prestigious medals out of more than 17,200 entries.

Decanter’s judges, describe the vintage as the "perfect aperitif wine". They praised it for being "well-defined on the palate with grassy notes," and described the taste as "very elegant and delicate with a slight spritz and a long, clean finish."

Winbirri's head winemaker Lee Dyer credits Norfolk's climate with helping to secure the award, pointing out that the Bacchus grape favors the drier autumnal conditions of the area.

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"Norfolk has so much potential as a wine region, particularly when it comes to still wines," Dyer told the Eastern Daily Press. "I think Bacchus has to be the jewel in the crown and, more importantly, for my site as it just works so well here. The flavor profiles and aromas we can achieve here from our vines are second to none."

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