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14 May 12
The Alentejo wine Signature Poliphonia 2008 produced by Granadeiro was considered the best red wine in competition for the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 that occurred in Guimarães at the beginning of May.
Portuguese wines were extensively awarded with 297 medals in 925 Portuguese wines send to competition: 10 great gold medals, 93 gold medals and 194 silver medals. Therefore, over 30% of Portuguese wines in the competition had a award. The Alentejo Poliphonia Signature 2008 obtained a great gold medal and also the mention of "best red" in competition. The great gold medal was also obtained for more nine Portuguese wines: Alentejo region got 5 medals and Tejo got 4 medals. The gold medals were achieved by wines from the Alentejo, Algarve, Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Douro and Porto, Lisboa, Península de Setúbal, Tejo and Vinho Verde. In silver medals, Madeira joins the list of regions rewarded with gold. During the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles about 8400 wines were tasted from different wine regions all over the world. Portugal got a great number of submissions in this edition, being the fourth most represented country with 925 wines. France, Spain and Italy were the most represented countries, respectively. The list of awarded wines is available for download here.
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