Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - 9 Great Gold Medals to Portuguese Wines
18 May 11
All of them are red: 5 from Douro, 3 from Alentejo and 1 from of the Algarve. These wines have earned the highest distinction possible in the Brussels World Contest.
In addition to the 9 Great Gold Medals, 68 Portuguese wines, including whites, reds and fortified wines, obtained a Gold Medal and 157 others were awarded the Silver Medal. Since its creation in 1994, the "Concours Mondial de Bruxelles" has set itself up as the wine world-championship, with almost 7000 wines from four continents. This year's competition was held in Luxembourg between the 6th and 8th of May. It had a specialized jury, consisting of about 300 wine professionals. Their 40 different nationalities ensure the diversity and unique character of the event. This year 9 wines took Portugal to the TOP of the competition: From Douro: Duvalley Grande Reserva Tinto 2007 Marka Reserva 2008 Quinta da Fronteira Reserva 2008 Vale da Poupa Reserva 2007 Vallegre Reserva Especial - Old Vines 2007 From Alentejo: Coteis Grande Escolha 2008 Esporão Reserva Tinto 2008 Etc Tinto Colheita Seleccionada 2009 From the Algarve: Cabrita Tinto 2009 Get to know all of the 234 Portuguese winners at the Contest’s website.