Portugal achieves a positive result with 578 awarded wines at the renowned conceituado Decanter World Wines Awards (DWWA), an international competition sponsored by the English magazine, Decanter.
The 2016 edition of Decanter World Wine Awards awarded 578 Portuguese wines. The fortified wines Verdelho Blandy's 1979, from Madeira wine region and the Moscatel Bacalhôa 2013, from Península de Setúbal took two of the “platinum – best in show” medals, previously known as international trophies. Portugal also totaled 7 Platinum medals, 33 Gold, 127 Silver and 229 Bronze medals.
France was the nation with more “platinum – best in show” medals (9), having been ahead of Chile (6), Spain (4) and Australia (3). In Portugal, the most awarded wine region was Porto and Douro with 255 medals, followed by the Alentejo with 139 medals.
Out of nearly 16,000 wines tasted were judged blind by 240 of the world’s best palates, including 69 Masters of Wine and 26 Master Sommeliers, during one week at London’s Tobacco Dock.
Platinum – Best in Show
Verdelho Blandy's 1979, Madeira
Moscatel Bacalhôa 2013, Península de Setúbal
Moscatel 5 years NV, Bacalhôa, Península de Setúbal
Bulas 2011, Porto
Duque de Bragança, 20 Year Old Tawny NV, Ferreira, Porto
Colheita Kopke, 1941, Porto
Finest Reserve NV, Marks And Spencer, Porto
Pêra-Grave, Reserva 2013, Alentejo
Alvarinho Soalheiro 2015, Monção e Melgaço, Vinho Verde
The DWWA 2016 results are available online at Decanter's website