The World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (WAWWJ) last ocober 2015 has published a list of the 10 best wines in the world, two of them are Brazilian. In addition, extending the list to the 100 best wines, two more Brazilians appear.
The national products chosen were:
– 8th place: Marcus James Sparkling Brut, from the winery Aurora;
– 9th place: Garibaldi Prosecco Brut sparkling wine from Cooperativa Vinícola Garibaldi;
– 39th place: Aurora Sparkling Chardonnay Brut, from Aurora winery;
– 52nd place: Garibaldi Sparkling Moscatel, from Cooperativa Vinícola Garibaldi.
The list was made up of 74 world drinks contests, such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and the International Wine Challenge. Drink scores varied according to the relative importance of the contest and the position of each label. 650 thousand drinks were evaluated.
The Brazilian brands divide the space with famous Australian, French and Spanish labels. The first on the list is Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires Millesime 1995, by French Vranken Pommery Monopole Heidsieck.
In second and third place, there were two Spaniards: Pedro Ximenez Selection of Robles 1927, of Bodegas Robles, followed by Bioca Godello 2013, of Bodegas María Teresa Nuñez Vega.
Among the top ten, three labels are French, two are Spanish, two from Brazil, two from Australia and one from the USA.
In the ranking of the best wine producing countries, Brazil appears in 13th place among 62 nations.
Ahead were: USA, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Portugal, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Germany and Canada.