The results of the prestigious Grand International Wine Award – known as Mundus Vini– have been announced earlier this month. 170 renowned experts from 45 countries were tasting in August in Germany. 14 Grand Gold, 818 Gold and 928 Silver medals were awarded by the jury. The most successful country is Italy, the second is Germany followed by Portugal. Hungary collected 14 gold medals and 7 silver medals. Vesztergombi Cellar won 3 gold medals, all with red wines!
Top Hungarian results
The best Hungarian wine of the jubilee Mundus Vini is a sweet Tokaj from Pannon Tokaj winery (6 puttonyos, 2014), and the estate collected another gold for the 2013 vintage of the same Tokaji Aszú. Varga Winery got 4 gold medals, all for white wines, 3 of them are naturally sweet wines. Hungary’s great results for natural sweet wines are not surprising for winelovers, but this summer some precious red wines were awarded as well, confirming the potential of the country to produce exceptional red wines. Vesztergombi Cellar, a family winery from Szekszárd wine region received 3 gold medals: Vesztergombi Turul Cuvée 2015 and 2016 vintages and Csaba Cuvée 2016.
All Hungarian medalists
„This trio has already proved”
Csaba Cuvée is named after Csaba Vesztergombi, second generation winemaker of the winery. He follows his award winner father’s path – Ferenc Vesztergombi, Winemaker of the Year, 1993–, but with knowledge gained at the University of Viticulture and Oneology and in Australia. Csaba Cuvée is the flagship wine of the cellar, a typical Bordeaux blend with more or less equal proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. „It is made only in exceptional vintages, and we insist on this principle of ours even if painfully long years pass without having the chance to create the wine. We are keen on constant high quality.”The constant quality of the proven now and also with the latest edition of Hungary’s largest National Wine Competition, where the same three Vesztergombi wines were awarded gold medals as well!