Excellent wines defy the pandemic // MUNDUS VINI awards the best ones during the Spring Tasting
Almost 3,000 wines from all over the world were awarded medals at the 28th MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards in Neustadt, Germany. The great wine qualities in the competition convinced the jury of experts, who blindly and professionally tasted 7,300 wines from 39 wine-growing countries of the world on a total of 20 tasting days in small groups this year.
Five wine producers from overseas wine-producing countries were awarded as the “Best Producers” of the MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2021: Kilikanoon Wines from Australia is awarded 2 Grand Gold, 12 Gold and 3 Silver medals for their wines and the “Best Producer Australia”. Marisco Vineyards from New Zealand is awarded 8 Gold and 3 Silver medals for their wines and the “Best Producer New Zealand”. Delicato Family Wines with its 5 Gold and 4 Silver medals is the “Best Producer of the United States of America”. With 6 Gold and 1 Silver medal, Kleine Zalze is the “Best Producer South Africa” and Casa Silva is awarded 5 Gold and 1 Silver medal for their wines and the “Best Producer Chile”.
In total, MUNDUS VINI awarded 10 Grand Gold, 170 Gold and 110 Silver Medals to wines from overseas. This proves the high qualities produced by wine producers from overseas in the past years.
Most of the awards went to wineries from Australia (9 Grand Gold, 52 Gold and 16 Silver), followed by wineries from Chile (35 Gold, 19 Silver), South Africa (26 Gold, 26 Silver) and New Zealand (21 Gold, 16 Silver). Wines from the United States of America (a total of 32 medals), Argentina (15), China (10), Mexico (9), as well as from Peru (4) also impressed.
The best wine importer is GES Sorrentino, based in Delmenhorst, Germany whose wines were awarded 16 gold and 14 silver medals.
I am proud of my team and incredibly grateful to our expert jury. In still difficult times, a current award from MUNDUS VINI is an important signal for wine producers all over the world. The quality of the wines was impressive again this year.
The team around Director Degustation Christian Wolf did a real masterstroke in the weeks before and during the competition for the safe tasting that at the same time did justice to the high level of professionalism.
The unofficial ranking of the best wine-producing countries is again led this year by Italy with 734 medals, closely followed by Spain with 708 medals. France with 327 medals also follows in third place, the quartet of the best wine-growing countries is completed by Germany with 245 and Portugal with 190 medals.