Created in 1994, the Vinalies® Internationales Competition has become one of the major wine competitions in Europe. It has been held for the 23rd time. Hungarian wines have won 18 medals altogether, congratulations to the great result! Here you can find 4 award winning wines, with that you can have a brilliant meal with one wine for each course!
- Egri Rosé Cuvée 2016, Thummerer Winery, Eger (Pinot Noir, Merlot, Kékfrankos)
The silver medal winner fresh, light still complex rosé wine is ideal for starters, fish dishes, cream soups.
- Chateau Teleki Villányi Merlot 2012, Csányi Winery, Villány
This silver medal winner Merlot is full of red red fruits, rich and balanced with nice acidity. Ideal match with roasted duck!
- Capella Cuvée (Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) 2008, Bock Cellar, Villány
This legendary vineyard selected cuvée is a perfect pairing for steaks! 24 months in new oak, concentrated, long, full of flavours – it has won a silver as well.
Put the gold onto the crown – have a glass of the gold medal winning Tokaji Aszú with your dessert to have the perfect finish!
To see all Hungarian results, click here
The Vinalies® Internationales can be summed up in 6 words (quoted from Vinalies website):
Passion since this is the principal driving force of the Vinalies® Internationales, where the jury members will gather in Paris for 5 days of wine tasting. The jurors mark and comment on all the samples presented. Each producer receives a general summary of the appraisals.
Diversity characterised by our jury of 150 tasters composed of specialists in sensorial analysis from around the world. Nearly 40 nationalities are represented on the tasting panel, a diversity which also contributes to the unique character of the event.
Trust established over 20 years, with producers from France and around the world sending us samples of their wines every year. In total almost 3.500 wine samples are sent to us, in the hope of receiving a Vinalies® d’Or (Gold) or a Vinalies® d’Argent (Silver) medal.
Impartiality guaranteed by our exclusively blind tastings, which is one of the principal characteristics of the Vinalies® Internationales. There is no question here of judging a brand or an appellation; the only thing that counts is the quality of the wine.
Professionalism which has been recognised once again, and for six consecutive years, by the awarding of ISO 9001 v.2008 certification for our respect of the OIV international wines and spirits competition standard, acknowledging the rigour, regularity and exactitude of every single stage of the competition and its organisation.
Organisation orchestrated for over 20 years. It is a team task, where every single member contributes to meeting all the demands, and in which every detail is important.
Every year, the Union of French Oenologists organises one of the most prestigious competitions in the wine world. Over 5 days, the jury members, all experts in sensorial analysis, gather together each morning under the presidency of a French wine specialist, to blind taste wines from all four corners of the world.
Last year, over 3,500 bottles were tasted.
Boosted by the competition’s high renown, the medal-winning bottles are sold throughout the world and are highly appreciated both by distributors and consumers.