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Portugal awarded in the International Wine Challenge

Wines of Portugal | 23 May '12
Portugal awarded in the International Wine Challenge
Among medals and commended wines the number of Portuguese wines that have been awarded in the International Wine Challenge was 709. The International Wine Challenge results proved of that Portuguese wines quality is progressively recognized.
Portuguese wines achieved 55 gold medals in the competition. The gold medal wines were essentially Port and Madeira wines, although there are some wines from Douro and Alentejo wine region. Also, a Moscatel of Setúbal is on the list.

In the others awards, Portuguese wines got 169 silver medals, 220 bronze medals and 265 commended wines.

The International Wine Ccompetition was founded in 1984 and is one of the most important wine competitions in the world. The jury has more than 400 elements, including famous names in the wine world as Oz Clarke, Charles Metcalfe, Tim Atkin, Jamie Goode and Joanna Simon.

The list of gold medals features the following wines:

Verdelho 20 Years, NV
Bacalhoa Moscatel De Setúbal, 2000
Single Harvest Madeira, 1998
Porto Messias Colheita 1966, 1966
 Porto Messias Colheita 1977, 1977
Messias Unoaked, 2009
Justino's Madeira Colheita 1995, 1995
Justino's Madeira Colheita 1999, 1999
Justino's Madeira Malvasia 1964, 1964
Justino's Madeira Verdelho 1934, 1934
Quinta Do Filoco Grande Reserva Touriga Nacional, 2009
Quinta Do Pégo LBV, 2007
Quinta Do Pégo Vintage Porto, 2007
La Rosa Reserve, 2009
Terra A Terra, 2010
Cem Reis, 2010
Terra D'alter Touriga Nacional - Fado Special Selection, 2010
Grandes Quintas Reserva Tinto, 2009
Vista Alegre Vintage 2009 Porto, 2009
Vallegre Doc Douro Reserva Especial 2009 - Old Vines, 2009
Verdelho 1996 Colheita, 1996
Boal 1982, 1982
Colheita 1997 Medium Sweet, 1997
LBV - Quinta Da Colmaca, 2005
Vieira De Sousa - Vintage 2009, 2009
Andresen Colheita, 1998
Butler Nephew and Co 40 Years Tawny, NV
Porto 30 Years, NV
Pintas, 2009
Zimbro Grande Reserva, 2007
Montes Ermos - Douro Reserva White, 2010
Vintage Port, 2007
Quinta dos Malvedos, 2001
Colheita 1969, 1969
Bottle Aged - Late Bottle Vintage, 2001
Chryseia, 2009
10 Year Old Verdelho, NV
Colheita Sercial, 1995
Colheita Verdelho, 1995
Verdelho 1984, 1984
Bual, 1980
Verdelho 1977, 1977
Verdelho 1975, 1975
Maynard's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2008, 2008
Dalva Porto Colheita 1985, 1985
Presidential Porto LBV 2007, 2007
Krohn Porto Colheita 1982, 1982
Porto Cruz LBV 2004, 2004
Sandeman LBV, 2007
Sandeman 40 Years, NV
Offley LBV, 2007
Offley 10 Years, NV
Dow's Late Bottle Vintage, 2007
Warre's Late Bottle Vintage, 2007

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