Five Belgian wines win medals at Brussels Concours Mondial
23 May 2023
Five Belgian wines have won medals at the Brussels Concours Mondial, known as the world championship of wine. More than 10,000 wines from around the world took part in the prestigious competition, where France, in particular, was able to highlight its wine culture with 560 medals.
A total of 25 wines represented Belgium. The white Quatre Cépages 2022, produced at the vineyard Entre-Deux Monts in Heuvelland, West Flanders, won a gold medal. The red Benjamin 2020 from Vigna in Wijnegem, Antwerp province, and the white Notes Blanches 2021 from Vin de Liège in Oupeye, Liège province, each won a silver medal in the still wine category.
Additionally, the rosés Les Notes Rosées 2022 from Domaine du Chapitre in Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, and the Ruffus Brut Rosé from Agaises in Estinnes, Hainaut, took gold and silver awards respectively.
After France, other traditional wine-producing countries gathered the most medals: 444 for Italy, 424 for Spain and 364 for Portugal. A Bulgarian red and a Mexican white were voted International Revelation with the highest scores. The Bordeaux region of France received the most awards, with 256 medals.
Despite its name, the Brussels Concours Mondial takes place in several countries. The competitions for the red and white wine categories were organised in Poreč, Croatia. The last two categories in this year's competition will follow in June and September.
Vineyard Entre-Deux Monts in Heuvelland, West Flanders © PHOTO MARC DEMEURE / LA VOIX DU NORD