The London Wine Competition (LWC) has introduced the outcomes of the 2022 judging. According to the LWC, “this is a competition where wines are judged based on their suitability for end consumers.”
The wines are rated throughout three predominant standards: high quality, worth and packaging. To win a medal, wines should rating a high ranking in every of the three classes, though the rating for high quality is given disproportionate weight.
The LWC is a world wine competitors organized by Beverage Trade Network. It is held in London every spring. According to the LWC:
The competitors is designed to acknowledge, reward and assist promote wine manufacturers which have efficiently been created to tick all of the packing containers – high quality, worth and packaging. The competitors acknowledges that for any wine model to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine record – after which vitally keep there – they should be marketable and consumer-driven together with serving up nice high quality.
The judges are drawn from the United Kingdom’s wine commerce consumers, sommeliers, grasp sommeliers and Masters of Wine. This 12 months they gathered at St Mary’s Church in London’s Marylebone to spend a number of days sniffing, swirling, and spitting their means by an unlimited array of wines.
There had been 1300 wines submitted on this 12 months’s competitors from greater than 36 international locations. This was a considerable enhance in entries from 1100 in 2021. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay had been the highest three varietals that entered the 2022 competitors and Australia, Italy and Spain had been the highest three international locations to enter wines.
The general winner was Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat from Australia. It not solely scooped the Best Wine by Quality award but additionally the Best Wine by Country. The Winery of the Year went to France’s Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Depuis 1843, whereas finest Wine by Value has been awarded to Portugal’s Adega de Pegões Touriga Nacional 2017. The UK’s Gerald’s Bubbly White Wine 2020 most impressed the judges with its packaging.
In the Best in Country Awards, Le Bastie Rosso 2012 took high honors for Italy, whereas Vila Jardim Selection 2020 picked up the identical prize for Portugal. La Pujada Vielles Vignes 2015 was chosen as Spain’s Best Wine, whereas France’s Best in Country went to Besserate de Bellefon Reserve Collection 1990.
In the US, Silverado Vineyards, Mt George Vineyard Merlot 2018 was the top-ranked wine, whereas in South Africa, Piekenierskloof Bergendal’s 2020 Chenin Blanc gained Best Country Award.
As for the highest wines by varietal, Australia’s Gibson Reserve Shiraz 2019 was judged one of the best at school, whereas the successful Merlot was awarded to Italy’s Le Bastìe Rosso. The most excellent Saperavi went to Georgia’s Mukuzani 2018, whereas the highest Cabernet Sauvignon was given to Australia’s Moss Brothers Moses Rock 2019. The finest Tempranillo was gained by Spain’s 2019 Digma, and the main Pinot Noir went to Australia’s 2019 Levantine Hill Estate. Amongst white grape varietals, the highest Chardonnay went to Australia’s 2019 Ross Hill Pinnacle, whereas the highest Sauvignon Blanc was awarded to Spain’s Sot del Cel 2020.
The high medalists on the 2022 London Wine Competition are:
● Wine Of The Year – Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia.
● Winery Of The Year – Champagne Besserat de Bellefon depuis 1843, France.
● Best Wine By Quality – Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia.
● Best Wine By Value – Adega de Pegões Touriga Nacional 2017, Portugal
● Best Wine By Packaging – Gerald – Bubbly White Wine 2020, United Kingdom.
These wines gained the Best Wines by Country award:
Australia – Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat.
Italy – Le Bastìe Rosso 2012
Portugal – Vila Jardim Selection 2020
Spain – La Pujada Vieilles Vignes 2015
France – Besserat de Bellefon Reserve Collection 1990.
United States – Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Vineyard Merlot 2018
Georgia – Mukuzani 2018
Moldova – Late Harvest Rhein Riesling 2017
South Africa – Piekenierskloof Bergendal Chenin Blanc 2020
Romania – Cuvée Uberland 2020
These are the awards for the Best Wines by Varietal:
Shiraz – Gibson Reserve Shiraz 2019, Australia
Merlot – Le Bastìe Rosso 2012, Italy
Saperavi – Mukuzani 2018, Georgia
Cabernet Sauvignon – Moss Brothers Moses Rock 2019, Australia
Chardonnay – 2019 Ross Hill Pinnacle Chardonnay, Australia
Tempranillo – Digma 2016, Spain
Pinot Noir – 2019 Levantine Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Australia
Sauvignon Blanc – Sot del Cel 2020, Spain
An entire record of medalists from the 2022 London Wine Competition is on the market on the LWC web site.