MUNDUS VINI summer tasting awards great wine qualities
The wines awarded at the 31st Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI, which were blind tasted and professionally evaluated by a 130-member international jury of experts, come from a total of 33 wine-growing nations.
23 wines were awarded the highest distinction of Grand Gold, 980 wines may point to their outstanding quality with Gold and 671 with Silver.
In the ranking of the most successful wine-growing nations, nothing has changed in comparison to last year's tasting: With 413 wines, Italy once again provides the highest number of excellent wines, nine of which were awarded Grand Gold. Spain follows in second place with 334 awards, completed in third place by Germany with 192 awards.
Among others, Casella Family Brands (Australia), B\V Vinarstvi (Czech Republic), M.P. Wines (Argentina) or KWV (South Africa) were named best producer of the 2022 Summer Tasting. They each have the best overall assortment in the national competition.
The best importer is GES Sorrentino, which has been representing an impressive import portfolio in Germany for years. This portfolio was awarded 1 Grand Gold, 20 Gold and 17 Silver medals.
In the competition, already well-known as well as strongly emerging wine-growing nations such as Australia (57 awards), Czech Republic (56), South Africa (54), Georgia (40) or Austria (38) continued to perform strongly.
"We have again seen outstanding wine qualities at MUNDUS VINI this summer. The results show once again that there are now very good wine producers almost all over the world. In addition to the major wine-growing nations in Europe, which I am happy to count Germany among, there were once again one or two surprises to be discovered, such as a Grand Gold for a Turkish red wine or two Gold Medals for sparkling wines from Denmark. Things are happening in the wine world.
As part of the competition, the special "Best of Show" award is presented to the best wines in each category. For example, the 2022 Summer Tasting will award the 2019 The Mentors Canvas Western Cape from KWV as Best of Show South Africa, the 2012 Marani Reserve from JSC Telavi Wine Cellar as Best of Show Georgia red and the Emilio Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry as Best of Show Sherry.
Among the other Best of Show wines, the list includes wines such as the POMMERY Cuvée Louise Champagne Brut Nature 2006 (France, Best of Show Champagne), the 2018 Salentein Gran VU Blend (Argentina, Best of Show Argentina) or the2021 Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese from VDP Weingut Wirsching in Franconia (Germany, Best Noble Sweet Riesling).
All results of the MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting 2022 can be found on the following pages.