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A very international quality high-level
for the 2019 award list:

19 countries in competition and 7 on the Top 10
ranking of the best Muscats 2019

Muscats du Monde 2019

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

The results of the 19th Edition of the Muscats du Monde International Wine Competition, have just been announced. Over the course of two days, international experts tasted 205 Muscats wines from all over the world. The 2019 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 68 medals that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.

The 19th international confrontation of the world’s best Muscats wines, Muscats du Monde, organised by Forum Œnologie, was held 3-4 July, 2019 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 19 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 2019 brought together still and sparkling Muscats wines from 19 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 68 medals (23 Gold and 45 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
23
Silver Medals
45

Awarded Medals count by countries

Top 10* Best Muscats du Monde® 2019
Country Product Winery

France
Frontignan AOC - Muscat VDN - 12 ans d'âge - Vieilli en Fûts de Chêne Sca Frontignan Muscat

Italy
Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio Docg Vignalta - Alpianae Passito 2016 Societa Agricola Vignalta

Spain
Malaga Do - Moscatel de Alejandria - Tres Leones Bodegas Malaga Virgen

Italy
Moscato di Sardegna Doc - Siddura - Nuali S Passito 2016 Societa Agricola Siddura

Bulgaria
Muscat Dessert Wine 2016 LVK - Vinprom - Targovishte

Spain
Vidal Artesano Moscatel - Vino de Licor Bodegas Vidal

France
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise - Bois Doré 2014 Rhonea

Portugal
Moscatel Roxo de Setubal Do - Casa Ermelinda Freitas - Superior 2010 Casa Ermelinda Freitas - Vinhos

Bulgaria
Muscat Dessert Wine 2017 LVK - Vinprom - Targovishte

Portugal
Moscatel de Setubal Do - Venancio da Costa Lima - Rubrica 10 anos Reserva Venancio da Costa Lima

France
Alsace AOC Jad'Or - Muscat Vendanges tardives 2017 Weck Clément & Fils

Australia
Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat Morris Wines

France
Muscat de Rivesaltes - Terrassous 2018 Vignobles Terrassous

Cyprus
Mosxatos - Regional Wine of Lemesos 2016 Ayia Mavri Winery

France
Muscat du Cap Corse AOC - Jean Baptiste - Arena 2016 Domaine Arena

France
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise - Domaine de Coyeux - Vintage 2008 Domaine de Coyeux
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2019 includes 16 wines.

Trends and Highlights 2019


Geographical diversity

With 19 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 far away countries such 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

19 countries in competition and 7 on the Top 10 ranking of the best Muscats 2019. France, Italy and Spain 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:
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® 2020
Muscats of the World
2018
1-2 July, 2020

Participating Countries


Australia

Austria

Belgique

Brazil

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Cyprus

France

Germany

Hungary

Italy

Malta

Moldavia

Portugal

Roumania

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Switzerland

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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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