Wines of Portugal awarded at the International Wine challenge 2017
28 November 17
The Portuguese wines had totaled 558 medals and 15 Trophies at the International Wine Challenge, in London.
The 34th edition of the International Wine Challenge distinguished 558 Portuguese wines with 76 Gold medals, 206 Silver medals and 271 Bronze medals. Among the 76 wines awarded with Gold medals, 15 have received Trophies, the most the highest distinction of the competition. Douro and Porto was the most awarded wine region with a total of 330 medals, including 25 Gold medals and 16 Trophies. Portugal had an outstanding year at the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC), picking up a whopping 553 medals. With a mighty haul of 76 Gold medals, the country finished in the top three of the Gold medal chart, being beaten only by France and Australia. The IWC is divided into two different tasting moments. The wines of Tranche 1 were tasted in November and the wines of Tranche 2 in April. The Trophies result of the wine tasting of the wines awarded with Gold medals in both Tranches. The evaluation process was carried out with the wines divided in the context of style, country and region. Check out the full list of winners here. List of Portuguese wines awarded with Trophies at the 2017 IWC: - Marks & Spencer 10 Year Old Tawny Port, NV - Crooked Vines, 2014 - Esporão Reserva Branco, 2015 - Bulas Vintage, 2013 - Burmester Tordiz Porto 40 Year Old Tawny, NV - Kopke Porto 40 Years Old White, NV - Kopke Porto Colheita, 1957 - Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional, 2014 - Justino's Madeira Verdelho Colheita, 1997 - Justino's Madeira Malvasia Colheita, 1997 - Quinta Do Pégo LBV, 2012 - Muralhas de Monção, 2016 - Poças 20 Years Old Tawny, NV - Quinta dos Carvalhais Colheita Red, 2014 - Quinta dos Abibes Sublime Brut Nature, 2010