Mundus Vini Results: Italy and Chile Shine

1,676 award winners from 36 countries, judged by 140 international wine experts: that's the result of the second MUNDUS VINI tasting of 2023. 

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Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2023 (Photo: AD LUMINA, Ralf Ziegler)
Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2023 (Photo: AD LUMINA, Ralf Ziegler)

Medals are not easy to come by at Mundus Vini. However fine the wines, a strict 40% limit is applied to the total number that are awarded. When looking at the medal allocation, Grand Golds – those that have received a score of at least 95 – are very rare: they represent just 1.3% of the 1,676 medals that were awarded in this year’s Summer Tasting at the beginning of September. Another 46.3% of the entries got Silvers, with 52.4% getting Gold.

Italy won the most awards (3 Grand Gold, 225 Gold and 215 Silver), followed by Spain (5 Grand Gold, 148 Gold, 125 Silver) and Germany (2 Grand Gold, 116 Gold, 118 Silver). 

Within the overall statistics, however, there are some striking differences. If one excludes countries with fewer than 10 medals, it is clear that some wine-producing countries get relatively higher scores.

 

And the winners are...

Chile tells a special success story with 34 medals, of which 70% were gold. At the other end of the scale was Hungary with 11 medal winners, with just 18% golds.

Romania with 43 medal-winners and an impressive 69.8% hoard of Gold was another success story. South Africa and the Czech Republic also both did well, with 66.6% and 66% respectively, ahead of France and Austria with around 60%. Strikingly, all of these countries did better than Argentina (56.5%, Australia (52.9%), and New Zealand (35.7%).

Full details of all of the 2023 Mundus Vini medal winners, with pictograms revealing their flavours, are available here.

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(All photos: AD LUMINA, Ralf Ziegler)

 

 

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