The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, considered among the world’s most important wine and spirits competitions, began in 1994 and continues to attract wines-and attention-from around the world. The latest edition, held in Luxembourg on May 6–8, 2011, gathered 7,386 wines and spirits from 49 countries, and a tasting panel of 284 tasters and 40 nationalities.
Approximately one third of the wines earned a medal, and less than 1% took home a Grand Gold. This year Chile is proud to walk away with 5 of those coveted awards, and a total of 136 medals overall. Three of the top wines were Merlot, and the other two, both full-bodied whites–a Chardonnay and a Viognier–brought further praise to the much-acclaimed cool-climate Casablanca Valley.
Chile’s Grand Gold Medals:
- Bodegas y Viñedos de Aguirre Casilda Reserva Merlot 2010, Central Valley
- Château Los Boldos Vieilles Vignes Merlot 2009, Cachapoal Valley
- Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Family Selection Chardonnay 2010, Casablanca Valley
- Emiliana Novas Viognier 2010, Casablanca Valley
- Bodegas y Viñedos de Aguirre Orion Reserva Merlot 2010, Central Valley
To see the full results, along with the complete list of Chile’s medals, see: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2001: Chile Results.