186 medals for wines from abroad
Last week saw the end of a veritable tasting marathon in Neustadt, Germany, with 4300 wines from all over the world. The 150 jury members from 38 countries, who had travelled to the Palatinate in Germany for this year’s MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting, presented the highest award, Grand Gold, 22 times, Gold 784 times and Silver 915 times to wines of very good to excellent quality.
Once again, Italy, the winner of 401 medals, proved the high quality of its wines, winning the unofficial country competition against Germany and Spain. However, there was no need for German winemakers to hide away this year either – with a total of 388 medals, they came in second place, just behind Italy, followed by Spain with 302 awards.
‘This year’s results again show that better and better work is being done in both top and more affordable wines, and that consumers are able to enjoy a general increase in the level of quality. It is extremely rare to see complete failures in quality at MUNDUS VINI any more,’ said Christian Wolf, Director Degustation at the Grand International Wine Award, summing up this year’s Summer Tasting.