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Concours Mondial de Bruxelles results are in

The annual Concours Mondial de Bruxelles results are in, this year from a three-day judging session in Bordeaux, and the "Great Gold Medals" have been decided.

The international competition, founded in 1994, has as its aim "to offer optimal conditions for tasting wines and spirits from the four corners of the world, and to award the top-class products among them."

The jury is composed of around 40 groups of five to six tasters each. One of these groups is reserved for fortified wines (Porto, Jerez, Madera, etc.) and three others are dedicated to spirits, liquors, brandies and fruit wines.

The competition was founded by Louis Havaux, current president of the International Federation of Journalists and Wine Writers (FIJEV). Ezio Rivella, president of the jury for the inaurgual event and a past-president of the International Union of Oenologists and Committee of Denominazione di Origine of Italy, says, "I can affirm, without a doubt, that theConcours Mondial de Bruxelles has, since its first edition, become one of the foremost authorities among the best international competitions which can be counted on the fingers of one hand."

At the end of the tastings, each sample is allotted a mark out of 100 resulting from the application of the formula of computation accredited by the Statistical Institute of the Catholic University of Louvain.

The awards: Grande Médaille d’Or, 96 to 100%; Médaille d’Or, 87 to 95.9%; Médaille d’Argent, 82.5 to 86.9%. The sum of the allotted medals cannot exceed 30% of the total of the samples entered.

The Grande Médaille d’Or (Great Gold) winners, listed alphabetically by product:

• Agnes De Cleves Crianza: 2004
Country: Spain
Region: Navarra
Appelation: Navarra
Producer: Bodegas Piedemonte S. Coop

Arboleda Carmenère: 2006
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña Seña S.A.

Barón del Valle Crianza: 2004
Country: Spain
Region: Castilla-y-León
Appelation: Ribera del Duero
Producer: Viña Solorca, S.L.

Botalcura La Porfia Carménère Gran Reserva: 2005
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña y Bodega Botalcura S.A.

• Callabriga: 2005
Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Appelation: Alentejo
Producer: Sogrape Vinhos SA

• Carinvs: 2006
Country: Spain
Region: Aragón
Appelation: Cariñena
Producer: Bodegas San Valero (Grupo BSV)

• Castello D'Alba Reserva: 2006
Country: Portugal
Region: Trás-os-Montes
Appelation: Douro
Producer: VDS - Vinhos do Douro Superior, Lda

• Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Rosé Millésimé: 1999
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appelation: Champagne
Producer: Champagnes P. & C. Heidsieck

Champagne Château de Bligny Grande Réserve Brut
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appelation: Champagne
Producer: Château de Bligny les Beaune

Champagne François Secondé Blanc de Blancs: 2003
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appelation: Champagne
Producer: Champagne François Secondé

• Château Berthenon Cuvée Chloé: 2006
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appelation: 1ères Côtes de Blaye Rouge
Producer: Henri Ponz GFA

• Château Le Sartre: 2005
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appelation: Pessac-Léognan Rouge
Producer: SCEA du Château Le Sartre

• Château Millegrand: 2006
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Appelation: Minervois Rouge
Producer: SCEA Château Millegrand

• Château Monlot Cuvée Prestige: 2005
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appelation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Producer: SCEA Vignobles Rivals

• Château Tuyttens: 2005
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appelation: Sauternes
Producer: Scea du Clos de la Vicairie

• Comenge: 2004
Country: Spain
Region: Castilla-y-León
Appelation: Ribera del Duero
Producer: Comenge Bodegas y Viñedos, SA

• Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional: 2005
Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Appelation: Vinho Regional
Producer: Cortes de Cima

 Dogma Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah Reserve: 2006
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña El Aromo

• Domaine Sainte-Marie des Crozes Cuvée Hector & Juliette: 2006
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Appelation: Corbières Rouge
Producer: Domaine Sainte-Marie des Crozes

Elderton Ode to Lorraine Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Merlot: 2005
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Appelation: Barossa Valley
Producer: Elderton Wines

• Ermitage Flétrie: 2007
Country: Switzerland
Region: Valais
Appelation: Valais
Producer: Antoine et Christophe Bétrisey Vins

• Estampa Reserve Carmenère-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc: 2005
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña Estampa S.A.

• Falernia Carmenère Reserva: 2005
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña Falernia SA

• Fox Gordon Hannah's Swing Shiraz: 2006
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Appelation: Barossa Valley
Producer: Fox Gordon

• Gramona Impérial: 2004
Country: Spain
Region: Cataluña
Appelation: Cava
Producer: Gramona SA

• Kavaklidere Egeo Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot: 2005
Country: Turkey
Producer: Kavaklidere Wines Co.

• Kleine Zalze Shiraz Family Reserve: 2006
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Appelation: Stellenbosch
Producer: Kleine Zalze Wines

• Kratistos: 2004
Country: Greece
Region: Peloponnese
Appelation: Nemea
Producer: Lykos Winery

• Ktima Papaioannou Microclima: 2003
Country: Greece
Region: Peloponnese
Appelation: Nemea
Producer: A. & G. Papaioannou Vineyards-Winery

• Ktima Papaioannou Terroir: 2004
Country: Greece
Region: Peloponnese
Appelation: Nemea
Producer: A. & G. Papaioannou Vineyards-Winery

• La Croix de Pérenne: 2005
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appelation: 1ères Côtes de Blaye Rouge
Producer: Bernard Magrez Grands Vignobles

 La Mauny VSOP
Country: Martinique
Producer: Bellonnie Bourdillon Successeurs

• Mitis Amigne de Vétroz Réserve: 2004
Country: Switzerland
Region: Valais
Appelation: Valais
Producer: Jean-René Germanier

• Morandé Reserva Chardonnay: 2007
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña Morandé S.A.

• Murviedro Reserva: 2004
Country: Spain
Region: Valencia
Appelation: Valencia
Producer: Bodegas Murviedro S.A.

• Pago de Cirsus Selección de Familia Tempranillo Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon: 2004
Country: Spain
Region: Navarra
Appelation: Navarra
Producer: Distribuciones B. Iñaki Nuñez S.L.

• Puerta de Alcalá Reserva: 2004
Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
Appelation: Vinos de Madrid
Producer: Vinos Jeromin S.L.

• Quinta da Lixa Alvarinho Branco: 2007
Country: Portugal
Region: Minho
Appelation: Vinho Verde
Producer: Quinta da Lixa - Sociedade Agrícola, Lda

• Redi Orbaio Rosso: 2004
Country: Italy
Region: Toscana
Appelation: Toscana IGT
Producer: Soc. Coop. Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano Soc. Agr.

 Ropiteau Frères: 2006
Country: France
Region: Bourgogne
Appelation: Meursault
Producer: Ropiteau Frères

• Rust en Vrede Merlot: 2006
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Appelation: Stellenbosch
Producer: Rust en Vrede Estate

• Seleccion Robles 1927 Pedro Ximenez Saca Especial:
Country: Spain
Region: Andalucia
Appelation: Montilla-Moriles
Producer: Bodegas Robles sa

• Snows Lake One: 2005
Country: United States
Producer: Balzac Communications

• Spice Route Flagship Syrah: 2005
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Appelation: Swartland
Producer: Fairview

 Spier Private Collection Shiraz: 2005
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Appelation: Stellenbosch
Producer: Spier Wines (Pty) Ltd

• Spier Vintage Selection Shiraz-Mourvèdre-Viognier: 2005
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Appelation: Stellenbosch
Producer: Spier Wines (Pty) Ltd

 Talamonti Tre Saggi: 2004
Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzes
Appelation: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Producer: Cantine Talamonti SPA

• Terra Leone Ammos Reserva: 2005
Country: Greece
Region: Peloponnese
Appelation: Nemea
Producer: Palivou Estate

• Torrealba Carmenère Reserve: 2006
Country: Chile
Producer: Comercial Viña Torrealba Limitada

• Valdivieso Reserva Syrah: 2006
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña Valdivieso SA

• Viña Chocalán Gran Reserva Blend: 2005
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña Chocalán SA

• Viña Pérez Cruz Carmenère Reserva: 2006
Country: Chile
Producer: Viña Perez Cruz

 Viñas De Oro Pisco Mosto Verde Torontel: 2007
Country: Peru
Producer: Bodegas Viñas de Oro

• Visconde de Borba Reserva: 2005
Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Appelation: Alentejo
Producer: Marcolino Sebo

• Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz: 2005
Country: Australia
Producer: Wyndham Estate

• Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon: 2007
Country: Australia
Producer: Casella Wines Europe

• Yvorne Vigne d'Or Pinot Noir Élevé en Barrique: 2006
Country: Switzerland
Region: Vaud
Appelation: Yvorne AOC
Producer: Association Viticole D'Yvorne

 Zeni Cruino Rosso Veronese: 2004
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Appelation: Veneto IGT
Producer: Cantina F.lli Zeni

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2 comments:

Jonathan - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles said...

The next Concours Mondial will be held in Valencia (Spain) the 25th, 26th and 27th April 2009.

Registration is open now on www.concoursmondial.eu

Anonymous said...

Is there anywhere I can purchase more of the Dogma Cab Syrah 2006? I can't seem to find it. I purchased a bottle on a recent trip to Chile and absolutely love it!