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Thursday, November 26 2020 - 22:10
30 Best Wines in the World as judged at the International Wine Challenge 2020
LONDON, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The International Wine Challenge, the world's most influential and rigorously 
judged wine competition, has announced its 30 best wines from around the world.

Winners from fourteen countries were named the top wines having proven 
themselves to be the absolute finest in their categories following an intensive 
blind-tasting. Six of these outstanding wines have been named Champion winners 
by the International Wine Challenge Co-Chairs, a group of six of the very best 
wine tasters in the world. 

A Chardonnay from Australia, Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, has beaten 
wines from over 50 countries to be awarded the Champion White Trophy in this 
year's competition. Australia was one of the highest performing countries, with 
four wines included in the 30 best list. 

For the first time in the history of the International Wine Challenge, a 
Georgian producer, Tbilvino, was awarded the 2020 Champion Red Wine for its 
wine made from the indigenous grape variety Saperavi.  

New Zealand has also cemented its reputation as a world-class red wine 
producing country with a Pinot Noir and a Syrah making it into the list. Coal 
Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir 2018 from Central Otago was awarded both the New Zealand 
Red Trophy and Sustainable Trophy, whilst Church Road 1 Syrah 2017 beat Syrah 
from all over the world to be named International Syrah Trophy winner. Church 
Road made the best 30 list twice with Church Road Grand Reserve Chardonnay from 
Hawke's Bay taking home the New Zealand White Trophy.

South Africa's entries in the best 30 highlights the diversity of white wines 
currently being produced in the country with the Elgin Chardonnay 2018 from 
Boschendal Wines scooping the South African White Trophy.  Groot Constantia 
Wine Estate's Sauvignon Blanc 2019 won the International Sauvignon Blanc 
Trophy, the first time in ten years that the award hasn't been won by either 
the Loire or New Zealand. 

Co-chair Helen McGinn commented: 'What sets the International Wine Challenge 
apart from any other global wine competition is the overtly democratic way in 
which the wines are judged. We pride ourselves in having expert judges from all 
areas of the industry who taste the wines, giving each wine the very best 
chance to be judged as fairly as possible.'

30 Best Wines in the World as judged by the International Wine Challenge 2020:

 Justino's Madeira Terrantez 1978, Justino's Madeira
 Champion of Champions
 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, Tolpuddle Vineyard
 Champion White 
 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc des Blancs Brut 2008, Champagne Taittinger
 Champion Sparkling 
 Saperavi 2018, Tbilvino
 Champion Red 
 Royal Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Aszú 2016, Royal Tokaji Borászati
 Champion Sweet
 Bulas Vintage Port 2017, Bulas Family Estates
 Champion Fortified 
 Apelación de Origen Paraje Altamira 2018, Terrazas de los Andes
 Argentinian Red Trophy
 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, St Hugo
 Australian Red Trophy
 Morris Old Rare Liqueur Premium Topaque, Morris Wines
 Australian Fortified Trophy
 Lake Cooper Well Rhapsody Shiraz 2019, Lake Cooper Estate
 Australian Shiraz Trophy
 Ried Gottschelle 1ÖTW Erste Lage Kremstal Reserve Grüner Veltliner 2018, Petra
 Austrian White Trophy
 Riesling Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 1ötw Kamptal 2019, Weingut Birgit
 International Riesling Trophy
 Syrah 2017, Ningxia Helanshan Manor Wine China
 Chinese Red Trophy
 Classic Cuvée 2010, Nyetimber
 English Sparkling Trophy
 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2017, Edouard Delaunay
 French Red Trophy, International Pinot Noir Trophy
 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2017, La Chablisienne
 French White Trophy
 Kirchenstück Hochheim Riesling Trocken GG 2019, Domdechant Werner´sches Weingut
 German White Trophy
 Balciana 2017, Sartarelli
 Italian White Trophy
 Vin Santo del Chianti Riserva Colmano 2000, Azienda Agricola Colmano di Piero
 Italian Sweet Trophy
 Carminium 2016, Inama Azienda Agricola
 Italian Red Trophy
New Zealand 
 Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir 2018, Coal Pit Wine
 New Zealand Red Trophy, Sustainable Trophy
New Zealand 
 Church Road Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018, Church Road
 New Zealand White Trophy
New Zealand 
 Church Road 1 Syrah 2017, Church Road
 International Syrah Trophy
 Fonte do Ouro Encruzado 2019, Sociedade Agrícola Boas Quintas
 Portuguese White Trophy
 Tyto Alba 2016, Companhia das Lezírias
 Portuguese Red Trophy
South Africa 
 Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2018, Boschendal Wines
 South African White Trophy
South Africa 
 Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Groot Constantia Wine Estate
 International Sauvignon Blanc Trophy
 Legaris Moradillo de Roa 2016, Raventós Codorníu
 Spanish Red Trophy
 Granbazan Limousin 2017, Agro de Bazán
 Spanish White Trophy
 Lustau Oloroso V.O.R.S 30 Years, Emilio Lustau
 Sherry Trophy

The full list of award winners in the 2020 International Wine Challenge 
released on 26th November can be seen here ( 


The International Wine Challenge 

In its 37th year, the International Wine Challenge is accepted as the world's 
most rigorous, impartial and influential wine competition. The International 
Wine Challenge assesses every wine 'blind' and judges each for its faithfulness 
to style, region and vintage. Awards include medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and 
Commended awards. Trophies are awarded to the very best wines in each category. 
The International Wine Challenge is committed to helping consumers discover 
great wine, and the medals displayed on winning bottles offer a trusted 
guarantee of quality. 

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SOURCE: International Wine Challenge