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A very international quality high-level
for the 2017 award list:

25 countries in competition and 7 on the Top 10
ranking of the best Muscats 2017

Muscats du Monde 2017

Muscats du Monde: An international opportunity to establish the extraordinary aromatic diversity of Muscats.

The results of the 17th Edition of the Muscats du Monde® International Wine Competition, have just been announced.

Over the course of two days, international experts tasted 214 Muscats wines from all over the world. The 2017 awards list from Muscats du Monde® is an opportunity to discover the incomparable palette of aromas that Muscat wines can offer.

Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled international judges to award 71 medals that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.

The 17th international confrontation of the world’s best Muscats wines, Muscats du Monde®, organised by Forum Œnologie, was held 5 and 6 of July 2017 in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the city of Frontignan-la-Peyrade (France). The iconic birthplace of the Muscats of Frontignan hosted the international experts-judges in the historical setting of the Voltaire House.

Since 17 years, its international wine competition recognised the world’s best Muscats wines, awarding reliable and thus representative medals. Muscats du Monde® is founded on a single conviction: distinctive marks of quality are the key to the differentiation and thus to the promotion of medal-winning wines in a highly competitive and often confusing marketplace. Medalwinning wineries can use their medals in marketing their wines.

Muscats du Monde® 2017 brought together still and sparkling Muscats wines from 25 countries, making this competition into one of the world’s top events for Muscats wines. Since its creation, this competition has been a wonderful occasion to taste traditional Muscat wine (VDN: Vin Doux Naturel / Sweet natural Wine) and to follow the development of a wide variety of new wines, highlighting the complexity and aromatic richness of Muscat varieties.

Muscats du Monde® has carved out a place of its own amongst wine competitions, thanks to its international flavour and its rigorous methods. During the two days of tasting under optimal conditions, the international expert judges awarded 71 medals (38 Gold and 33 Silver Medals) in accordance with international wine competition regulations and in strict compliance with Quality Assurance requirements.

Muscats du Monde® has progressively distinguished itself from other international competitions thanks to quality standards that are much stricter than the norm and by remaining faithful to its founding principles: diversity, quality and high standards.

Medals distribution
Gold Medals
Silver Medals

Awarded Medals count by countries

Top 10* Best Muscats du Monde® 2017
Country Product Winery

Moscatel Roxo de Setubal Do Venancio Costa Lima Venancio da Costa Lima Lda

Muscat de Rivesaltes Éclat 2016 SCV Les Vignerons Tautavel Vingrau

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Bois doré 2010 Vignerons De Balma Venitia

Cellar Reserve Grand Liqueur Muscat Morris Wines

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Bois doré Collection Vignerons de Balma Venitia

South Africa
Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2014 Groot Constantia Wine Estate

Muscat Ile de Beauté IGP Maestro Impassitu - Vendange passerillée Corsican – Groupe Uval

Mosxatos 2014 Ayia Mavri Winery LTD

Muscat de Rivesaltes Château les Pins 1997 Vignobles Dom Brial

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Terre Blonde 2016 Gigondas La Cave

Moscato di Sardegna Doc Passito 2014 Cantine Sociale di Dolianova SOC. Coop. Agr.

Moscatel Roxo de Setubal Do – Bacalhoa 5 Anos Bacalhoa Vinhos de Portugal SA

Moscatel do Douro Doc Adega de Favaios 1980 Adega Cooperativa de Favaios CRL

Muscat de Rivesaltes Arnaud de Villeneuve Tradition 2016 Arnaud de Villeneuve

Moscatel Roxo de Setubal Doc Pioneiro 2013 Venancio da Costa Lima Lda

Tokaj Holdvölgy Exaltation 2015 Holdvolgy
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2017 includes 16 wines.

Trends and Highlights 2017

Geographical diversity: with 25 countries, Muscats du Monde® is the strongest Muscats wine concentration ever realized. It is thus the most significant and legitimate qualitative confrontation for the distinction of best Muscats of the world. All of the Muscat-producing regions in France were well represented: Alsace, Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Rhône Valley.

Other well-represented countries included Spain, Italy, Portugal and even such faraway countries as South Africa, Australia and Brazil. The participation of countries such as Bulgaria and Roumania was also notable.

An international Award list of very high-level of quality

A very high-level of international quality for the 2017 award list: 25 countries in competition and seven on the Top 10 ranking of the best Muscats 2017.

The Top 10 ranking honor eight countries: South Africa, Australia, Cyprus, Hungary, France, Italy and Portugal. The sweet wines of late harvest and by “mutage” obtain beautiful Gold Medals. Portugal and France occupy the two first places.

The good place of France is noted with 9 Gold Medals and 16 Silver Medals. Seven French wines and four Portuguese wines made the Top Ten. Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence took home a number of prestigious medals. In Europe, Spain, Italy and Portugal distinguished themselves with several medals. Portugal obtains seven very beautiful Gold Medals and six Silver Medals. Outside Europe, South Africa, Australia and Brazil all stood out.

Diversity of Sensorial Expression

Each of the wines that distinguished themselves at Muscats du Monde® did so because of their own intrinsic quality, not in comparison with the other wines. This event is therefore a unique opportunity to bring together and discover a wide variety of Muscats wines in all their forms: dry, sweet, still, sparkling, with and with pink to dark red shades. According to the expert judges, this extraordinarily rich group of wines demonstrated a level of sensory complexity rarely encountered with other wines.

Several marks of quality gold and silver were awarded to botrytised, late harvest and special selection. A wide variety of dry, off-dry, sweet, still, sparkling, young, age-worthy wines received favourable notice.

Several Gold Medals were awarded to dry wines, which were characterised by an elegant acid balance and by floral, muscat aromas. The sparkling wines were noted for their elegance and lightness (low alcohol). For the sweet wines (vins doux naturels and vins de liqueur), the expert judges had a wide choice of high-quality wines from which to pick the best.

Incontestably the 2017 award list honour naturally sweet and VDN (Sweet Natural Wine) Muscats, Muscats “Hors d'âge” aged in oak barrel and liqueur wines.

The participation of sparkling wines is in increase.

Muscats du Monde® is organised by the Forum Œnologie Association with participation from the Revue des Œnologues and in partnership with:

An organisation with highly reputed partners:
City of Frontignan la Peyrade
La Revue des Œnologues - International Technical Magazine about Wine and Vine - Technical and Communication Partner.
SAQ Logistic - Official Partner for International Deliveries.
SAQ - Services Actions Qualité - Expert Translation Services for the Wine and Grape Industries - Technical Partner.
Muscats du Monde® 2016
Muscats of the World
July 4-5, 2018

Participating Countries







Czech Republic














South Africa





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Muscats du Monde® is organised by Forum Oenologie

Forum Oenologie also organizes

The International Qualitative Competition Chardonnay du Monde®


The International Qualitative Competition Syrah du Monde®


The International Qualitative Competition Alliances du Monde®


International Sparkling Wines Competition Effervescents du Monde®


The International Grape and Wine Film Festival


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