FIVE GRAND GOLD MEDALS AWARDED IN THE ONLY COMPETITION WORLDWIDE DEVOTED TO BULK WINE

Georgia, Spain, Italy and France have been the countries that have obtained the best scores for their wines.
 

The International Bulk Wine Competition provides a trigger for Amsterdam’s remarkable bulk wine fair which launches its tenth edition today.

 

 

The International Bulk Wine Competition, which is the only international contest that awards and promotes the quality of bulk wines from all across the globe, was held yesterday, summoned wines from 11 different origins: Georgia, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Uruguay, France, South Africa, Australia, Romania and the US.

Out of 200 wine samples presented, five grand gold medals have been awarded. The wines considered the world’s best bulk wines are:  

 

PRODUCER WINE VINTAGE VARIETY ORIGIN
ANAGRAM AOC COTES DU RHONE 2018 GARNACHA 60%
SYRAH 14%
AOC COTES DU RHONE (FRANCE)
BOLERO & CO. LTD. CHACHA - WINE GRAPPA "FRESH WHITE"  2017 RKATSITELI 100% GEORGIA
CANTINA DI RAUSCEDO SCA CHARDONNAY 2018 CHARDONNAY 100% FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA (ITALY)
AGRESTI VINI SRL ROSSO NERO DI TROIA 2018 NERO DI TROIA 100% PUGLIA INDICAZIONE GEOGRAFICA PROTETTA (ITALY)
BODEGAS ENTREMONTES ENTREMONTES CRIANZA 2015 TEMPRANILLO 100% D.O. LA MANCHA (SPAIN
 

 

Since it is the only competition worldwide devoted to bulk wine and taking into account that is held a day prior to the WBWE, to win a medal guarantees that those wines will have great visibility and attention by international importers and brokers who attend the fair looking for the best bulk wines for their businesses.

The International Bulk Wine Competition follows guidelines of the OIV and every year boosts the world’s best bulk wines, regardless of their origin, only based on quality criteria.

This year, 26 professionals from 20 nationalities were in charge of tasting almost 200 wine samples from 11 different origins that have participated in the contest. All jury members have pointed out the overall wine quality, as well as the relevance of a contest with these characteristics; a competition that contributes to a deeper understanding of the multiple possibilities of this wine category in the market.

 

The International Bulk Wine Competition takes place one day prior to the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, the most important fair worldwide in terms of turnover, and which gathers 85% of the global supply of bulk wine.

A business forum for international purchasers and suppliers of the wine industry who reunite every year in Amsterdam. 

 

Alongside the five wines that won a grand gold medal, 17 wines have been awarded the so-desired gold medal. They are the following:

PRODUCER WINE VINTAGE VARIETY ORIGIN
BODEGAS VINIVAL Bodegas Vinival-vino de licor 2017 monastrell 85% - tempranillo 15% Spain
VIÑEDOS PUERTAS LTD Cabernet franc reserve 2018 2018 cabernet franc 100% Central Valley (Chile)
CANTINE A.DI GIOIA SRL Primitivo igp puglia 2018 2018 zinfandel 100% IGP Puglia (Italy)
BODEGAS LAIREN 3v 2018 cabernet sauvignon 100% DO Mancha (Spain)
LCW Limestone Coast wines 2018 chardonnay 100% Limestone Coast (Australia)
LCW Limestone coast wines 2018 sauvignon blanc 100% Limestone Coast (Australia)
CANTINE COLOMBA BIANCA SC Vino bianco catarratto doc sicilia 2018 2018 cataratto 100% DOC Sicilia (Italy)
BODEGAS IBAÑESAS Macabeo eco 2018 macabeo 100% Tierra de Castilla (Spain)
BODEGA SIN FIN Sin fin gran guarda 2017 malbec 100% Mendoza (Argentina)
BODEGA HECTOR MELI Bodega meli malbec 2018 2018 malbec 100% IG Tupungato, Valle de Uco (Argentina)
BODEGAS MARAñON Malbec 2018 malbec 100% Mendoza (Argentina)
BOLERO & CO. LTD. Chacha - wine grappa "oak fusion" 2017 rkatsiteli 70% - saperavi 30% Georgia
ANAGRAM IGP OC rose 2018 syrah 100% IGP OC (France)
ALMURAD Almurad 2018 tempranillo 100% Sin DOP/IGP (Spain)
CANTINA DI RAUSCEDO SCA Sauvignon 2018 sauvignon blanc 100% Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)
HISPANICA WINES Tempranillo bodega soledad 2018 tempranillo 100% D.O. Uclés (Spain)
COOP AGRARIA STA QUITERIA Garnacha tintorera maceracion carbonica 2018 garnacha tintorera 100% DO Almansa (Spain)

 

The International Bulk Wine Competition is the only competition that awards the quality of bulk wines from across the world. The primary objective is to make known the virtues of quality bulk wines among purchasers, distributors and consumers, as well as to award the efforts of the winemakers.

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