The International Wine Challenge has announced the top 30 wines from across the globe.
Wines from 50 countries were judged during blind tasting sessions, with a total of six receiving Champion trophies.
“What sets the International Wine Challenge apart from any other global wine competition is the overtly democratic way in which the wines are judged,” says co-chair Helen McGinn.
“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.”
Four Australian producers are included on the list.
Tasmania’s Tolpuddle Vineyard’s Chardonnay 2018 took out the Champion White trophy.
The Australian Red trophy was won by Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 with the Australian Shiraz trophy secured by Lake Cooper Well Rhapsody Shiraz 2019.
Morris Old Rare Liqueur Premium Topaque received the Australian Fortified trophy.
Justino’s Madeira Terrantez 1978 from Portugal was named Champion of Champions, with the trophy for Champion Sparkling awarded to Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc des Blancs Brut 2008.
The Champion Red trophy was secured by Georgian producer Tbilvino, with New Zealand’s Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir 2018 receiving the Sustainable and New Zealand Red trophies.
Church Road 1 Syrah 2017 was named International Syrah trophy winner, with the producer’s Grand Reserve Chardonnay taking out the New Zealand White trophy.
South Africa’s Groot Constantia Wine Estate’s Sauvigon Blanc 2019 won the category trophy, marking the first time in 10 years the award hasn’t been won by the Loire or New Zealand.
Full results below.
|Portugal||Justino’s Madeira Terrantez 1978, Justino’s Madeira||Champion of Champions|
|Australia||Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, Tolpuddle Vineyard||Champion White|
|France||Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc des Blancs Brut 2008, Champagne Taittinger||Champion Sparkling|
|Georgia||Saperavi 2018, Tbilvino||Champion Red|
|Hungary||Royal Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Aszú 2016, Royal Tokaji Borászati||Champion Sweet|
|Portugal||Bulas Vintage Port 2017, Bulas Family Estates||Champion Fortified|
|Argentina||Apelación de Origen Paraje Altamira 2018, Terrazas de los Andes||Argentinian Red Trophy|
|Australia||Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, St Hugo||Australian Red Trophy|
|Australia||Morris Old Rare Liqueur Premium Topaque, Morris Wines||Australian Fortified Trophy|
|Australia||Lake Cooper Well Rhapsody Shiraz 2019, Lake Cooper Estate||Australian Shiraz Trophy|
|Austria||Ried Gottschelle 1ÖTW Erste Lage Kremstal Reserve Grüner Veltliner 2018, Petra Unger||Austrian White Trophy|
|Austria||Riesling Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 1ötw Kamptal 2019, Weingut Birgit Eichinger||International Riesling Trophy|
|China||Syrah 2017, Ningxia Helanshan Manor Wine China||Chinese Red Trophy|
|England||Classic Cuvée 2010, Nyetimber||English Sparkling Trophy|
|France||Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2017, Edouard Delaunay||French Red Trophy, International Pinot Noir Trophy|
|France||Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2017, La Chablisienne||French White Trophy|
|Germany||Kirchenstück Hochheim Riesling Trocken GG 2019, Domdechant Werner´sches Weingut||German White Trophy|
|Italy||Balciana 2017, Sartarelli||Italian White Trophy|
|Italy||Vin Santo del Chianti Riserva Colmano 2000, Azienda Agricola Colmano di Piero Masi||Italian Sweet Trophy|
|Italy||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|
|Portugal||Fonte do Ouro Encruzado 2019, Sociedade Agrícola Boas Quintas||Portuguese White Trophy|
|Portugal||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|
|Spain||Legaris Moradillo de Roa 2016, Raventós Codorníu||Spanish Red Trophy|
|Spain||Granbazan Limousin 2017, Agro de Bazán||Spanish White Trophy|
|Spain||Lustau Oloroso V.O.R.S 30 Years, Emilio Lustau||Sherry Trophy|
Image credit: Tolpuddle Vineyard