Silver medal-winning Morrisons wine is £368 cheaper than winner

The chain also picked up the top prize for sherry


A cheap bottle of white from Morrisons has been named one of the best wines in the world.

On sale for £8, 'The Best white Burgundy' scooped a silver medal in the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards beating much more expensive wines.

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Château de Meursault 1er Cru Charmes-Dessus, which costs £49.50, only managed a bronze.

The Burgundy region is home to some of the world's finest - and most expensive - wines. The top gong in the Burgundy category went to Albert Bichot Criots-Batard-Montrachet - seven times more expensive than the bottle from Morrisons at £375.

"Burgundy has become the most sought after and expensive region in the world." said Morrisons senior wine Manager Clive Donaldson.

"It is difficult for us to source decent Burgundy at a sensible price. However by working closely with wine producers and blending most of our own-label wines ourselves we manage to sell amazing wines at affordable prices."

The chain also picked up a gold medal for a £6 bottle of The Best Dry sherry, alongside Waitrose and Marks and Spencer - the only supermarkets to be awarded the top prize.

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The chain also picked up the top prize for sherry

An £8.50 bottle of Marks & Spencer's, Coteaux Varois-en-Provence rose impressed the judges, as well as Waitrose's, Lustau Fino del Puerto Don Luis fino priced £9.99.

219 expert judges, including 65 Masters of Wine and 20 Master Sommeliers, tested more than 17,200 entries in the awards.

And it was good news for English wine after a still white made by Winbirri Vineyards near to Surlingham in East Anglia won the Platinum Best in Show medal for the best value white made from a single grape variety.

Bacchus, a grape relatively untouched by most of the wine world has now has found a home in the fledgling English wine industry.

"I think I might retire now," joked Winbirri's owner and head winemaker, Lee Dyer.

Earlier vintages of the Winbirri Bacchus wine are sold at Waitrose for £13.49 per bottle.

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