With a total of 296 medals, Portugal occupies fourth place shortly after France (445) and Spain (433) and Italy (351). The most awarded regions in Portugal are Alentejo (79), Porto and Douro (54) and Lisbon (41).
From 19 to 21 May, one of the largest and most prestigious international wine competitions brought together experts from the international wine industry to sample more than 7,300 samples from nearly 40 countries. Among the winners are wines from six continents, including all wine-producing countries established in the world, but also more recent production sites such as China, Peru and even Kazakhstan.
With a total of 296 medals, Portugal occupies fourth place shortly after France (445) and Spain (433) and Italy (351). The most awarded regions in Portugal are Alentejo (79), Porto and Douro (54) and Lisbon (41). The best Portuguese red and white wines come both from Porto and douro. The red Portuguese top is Vicente Faria Animus 2019.The highest rated white wine in Portugal is Quinta de Porrais Reserva 2019.
With 6 distinctions, Portugal also occupies third place with regard to major gold medals, preceded only by Spain and Italy. The great gold medal is the highest recognition of the Brussels World Competition and is awarded to less than 1% of the wines registered.
In terms of price, gold medals were awarded on average to wines in the price class 12.5 – 35 euros at the exit of the cellar. Gold medal prices were typically between 5 and 12.5 euros. An internal study by the Concour Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) shows that a competition medal could increase sales by up to 30%.
All wines have been tasted by the carefully curated panels of the Brussels World Competition, composed of industry experts representing 45 nationalities. The rigorous evaluation continues on the basis of a model designed by the OIV and the International Union of Winemakers. A medal is awarded to less than 30% of the wines registered.
The next CMB Reds and Whites Session will take place from 12 to 14 May 2023 in Istria, Croatia, where the competition will celebrate its 30th edition.