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A very international quality high-level
for the 2020 award list:

16 countries in competition and 6 on the Top 10
ranking of the best Muscats 2020

Muscats du Monde 2020

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

The results of the 20th Edition of the Muscats du Monde International Wine Competition, have just been announced. Over the course of two days, international experts tasted 158 Muscats wines from all over the world. The 2020 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 52 medals that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.

The 20th international confrontation of the world’s best Muscats wines, Muscats du Monde, organised by Forum Œnologie, was held 22-23 July, 2020 in the Occitanie 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 20 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 2020 brought together still and sparkling Muscats wines from 16 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 52 medals (21 Gold and 31 Silver Medals) in accordance with international wine competition regulations.

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
21
Silver Medals
31

Awarded Medals count by countries

Top 10* Best Muscats du Monde® 2020
Country Product Winery

Portugal
Moscatel Roxo de Setubal Doc - Venancio Costa Lima - Reserva da Familia 2016 Venancio da Costa Lima Lda

Australia
Morris - Classic Muscat - Georges Morris Morris Wines

Australia
Morris - Cellar Reserve - Grand Liqueur Muscat Morris Wines

Italy
Asti Docg - Cuvage Dolce 2014 Cuvage Srl

Hungary
Dominium - Tokaji Do - Muscat Lunel Aszu 6 Puttonyos 2017 Pannon Tokaj Winery Ltd

Hungary
Dominium - Tokaji Do - Lunel Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2017 Pannon Tokaj Winery Ltd

Portugal
Moscatel de Setubal Doc - Venancio Costa Lima - Reserva da Familia - 5 anos Venancio da Costa Lima Lda

France
Côtes de Thau IGP - Beauvignac - Muscat Sec - Petits Grains 2019 Cave Coopérative Les Costières de Pomerols

Spain
Valencia Do - Valencian Sun Mistela 2019 La Baronia de Turis

France
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise AOP - Bois Doré 2015 Sca Rhonea

Portugal
Moscatel de Setubal Doc - Adega de Palmela - 10 anos 2006 Adega Cooperativa de Palmela

Portugal
Moscatel Roxo de Setubal Do - Casa Ermelinda Freitas - Superior 2010 Casa Ermelinda Freitas - Vinhos Lda
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2020 includes 12 wines.

Trends and Highlights 2020


Geographical diversity

With 16 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, Occitanie and the Rhône Valley.

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

An international Award list of very high-level of quality

16 countries in competition and 6 on the Top 10 ranking of the best Muscats 2020. Portugal, Australia and Italy occupy the first places.

The sweet wines of late harvest and by “mutage” obtain beautiful Gold Medals.

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

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:
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® 2020
Muscats of the World
2018
7-8 September, 2021

Participating Countries


Australia

Austria

Brazil

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Hungary

Italy

Moldavia

Portugal

Roumania

Slovenia

Slovakia

Spain

Russia

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Organisation
 

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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