A vineyard in the Parras Valley in Coahuila, where some of Mexico's winning wines came from. A vineyard in the Parras Valley in Coahuila, where some of Mexico's winning wines came from.

Mexican winemakers bring home 18 medals

Six gold medals won at the Brussels World Wine Competition

Mexican wineries submitted 18 wines to the Brussels World Wine Competition and came home with 18 medals, six of them gold.

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The 2017 edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles attracted 9,080 entries from 50 countries competing for grand gold, gold and silver medals.

A panel of 320 international judges — journalists, buyers, oenologists and sommeliers — gave Spanish wines the highest number of medals, followed by France, Italy, Portugal and Chile. Another country in the top 10 was China, which doubled its medal count this year.

The gold medal-winning Mexican wines were:

• Casa Grande Chardonnay 2016, Parras Valley, Coahuila;

• Casa Madero Chardonnay 2016, Parras Valley, Coahuila;

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• Casta Tinta Syrah 2014, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;

• Duetto 2011 (Santo Tomás), Baja Calfornia;

• Hilo Negro ZigZag 2014, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;

• Solera Blanco (Santo Tomás), Valle de Santo Tomás, Baja California.

Mexico’s silver medal winners:

• Cardón 2014, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;

• Casa Grande Shiraz 2013, Parras Valley, Coahuila;

• Casta Blanca 2016, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;

• Casta Negra 2013, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;

• Cuna De Tierra 2014, Guanajuato;

• Cuna De Tierra Nebbiolo 2014, Guanajuato;

• L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Privada 2013, Baja California;

• L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo Reserva Privada 2013, Baja California;

• L.A. Cetto Petite Syrah 2015, Baja California;

• L.A. Cetto Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Baja California;

• Monte Xanic Sauvignon Blanc Viña Kristel 2016, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California;

• Tierra Adentro Syrah Merlot Tempranillo 2013, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California.

The annual competition, which describes itself as the United Nations of Fine Wines, was held earlier this month in the city of Valladolid, Spain, in the heart of the winemaking Castilla y León region.

Next year it moves to Beijing, China.

Mexico News Daily 

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that cancer doctors were among the judges. In fact, they were oenologists, not oncologists.

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  • jdwfinger

    Bravo, will look to buy a few bottles.

  • Yankeeflame

    ONCOLOGISTS ???, Judging Wines, on a panel along with 320 International Judges– 9080 Entries from 50 Countries— Go Figure —
    BODIE, give us your thoughts on this one.

    • Diego Solís

      Lol. They probably meant enologists.

      • Yankeeflame

        Thanks for the Update, you know Diego, l had to look up the meaning of ENOLOGISTS because I’m not into fine wines, but I sure sure know what my ONCOLOGISTS expertise is.

      • Showing my age

        I noticed you didn’t spell it with the leading ‘o.’ I am used to oenoligist – I wonder if that’s a regional difference.
        Maybe I’ll ask an oncologist – apparently they know everything.

        • Diego Solís

          I think both spellings are valid, hope I’m not wrong.

          • Showing my age

            They’re both valid, but that means I’ve been mispronouncing it. It’s a good thing I hang out with beer drinkers.

          • Diego Solís

            Now you can hang out with wine drinkers too…

  • Diego Solís

    Wow! 13 out of 18 medals went to Baja California’s wines.

  • rodogu

    “A panel of 320 international judges — journalists, buyers, oncologists and sommeliers…”

    Wondering if next year they’ll give paediatricians a chance to judge, they’re known to be wine connoisseurs too…

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