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The Competition «Best of Portugal»

 

The VINUM International Wine Competition «BEST OF PORTUGAL 2023», aims to objectively document the current quality and development status of all Portuguese wines, and their various styles. The competition seeks to support the wine sector’s efforts to overcome current challenges on the national and international wine market. The aim is to highlight the quality of individual wines and reward those that have achieved optimum levels. The results should serve as a guide for wine consumers and wine professionals.

Awards will be granted in the following 7 categories:

  • Category 1: Red wines blends
  • Category 2: Red wines monovarietal or autochthonous
    (dominant grape variety at least 70% share)
  • Category 3: White wines blends
  • Category 4: White wines monovarietal or autochthonous
    (dominant grape variety at least 70% share)
  • Category 5: Rosé
  • Category 6: Sparkling
  • Category 7: Fortified
    (Vintage Port 2017 and Tawnys aged 20 or 30 years - Moscatéis from Douro and Setúbal - Madeira Monovarietal - Frasqueira, 20 and 30 years old - Generoso de Carcavelos)

At least 30 wines submitted are required for a category to be relevant for the competition. After registration, the classification of the category will be checked and adjusted if necessary. The producer is free to choose the vintages and grape varieties of the wines submitted.

Special awards/prizes:

  • Best of Wine Region – the best wine from a specific wine region with a designation of origin *
  • Best of Grape Variety – the best wine made from a particular grape variety *
  • Best Buy – the wine offering the best value for money across all categories
  • Best Organic – the best certified organic wine
  • Best Portuguese Wine 2022 – the highest scoring wine across all categories, fortified wines excluded
  • Best Fortified: Best fortified Vintage category, Best fortified Tawny category, Best moscatel, Best Madeira

* This special prize will be awarded if at least twenty wines are submitted using the same grape variety or from the same wine region. If this quota is not reached, the special prize will not be awarded.


The VINUM International Wine Competition «BEST OF PORTUGAL 2023» is a project by the wine magazine VINUM, Intervinum AG, Zurich, Switzerland, in cooperation with Marktree - Consultadoria de Marketing, Lda. The Intervinum AG is is responsible for organising and running the tastings, and will provide the infrastructure and staff. The tasting will take place according to the current OIV guidelines and is recognised accordingly. The Intervinum AG holds the exclusive authority to clarify any matters of dispute.


 

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