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Italian Merlot Bags An Award At The 2022 London Wine Competition

19/04/2022

Le Bastie Rosso 2012 scored 94 Points and won the Gold Medal along with the Best Wine By Varietal - Merlot and Best Wine By Country - Italy.

As the results of the 2022 London Wine Competition are announced, this Italian Merlot takes home the Award for the Best Wine By Varietal. After numerous days of tastings and celebrating some of the best wines from across the world, the winners of the 2022 London Wine Competition have been announced by some of the renowned sommeliers and wine buyers in the country.

London Wine Competition lauds a balance between great quality, fabulous packaging, and value for money. The winners of the competition will give future trade wine buyers, specialist wine retailers, casual dining, or upmarket restaurants, the reassurance that these wines are what the customers want to buy. The competition has grown immensely over the years with over 1300 wines being submitted for the 2022 London Wine Competition.

London’s top sommeliers and wine buyers came together on March 21-22 at St Mary’s Church in London’s Marylebone. They tasted a vast array of wines and gradually the judging of the London Wine Competition reached its peak. The judging panel consisted of some of the top wine buyers from London’s most renowned establishments like Selfridges, Mondial Wine Ltd., and Handford Wines.

Australian wines won numerous awards including the Winner of the 2022 London Wine Competition which was awarded to Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat. Italy did a fabulous job too and won the Best Wine by Varietal for Merlot for Le Bastie Rosso 2012 which was also the winner of the Best Wine by Country for Italy. 

Le Bastie Rosso 2012 scored 94 Points and won the Gold Medal along with the Best Wine By Varietal - Merlot and Best Wine By Country - Italy.

Made from the best-selected Merlot grapes, Le Bastie Rosso is a full-bodied and full-persistent, generous wine that is pleasantly spicy, velvety, and well-balanced. The wine has a refined and elegant bouquet with an intense personality. It is a great pairing with red meats and stews.

Winning Medals of Le Bastie Rosso 2012 at the London Wine Competition 2022

Winning Medals of Le Bastie Rosso 2012 at the London Wine Competition 2022

COLOUR - Ruby-Red

NOSE: Pronounced aromas of berries like red currants, dried plums, spices coffee, some vegetal notes and rosemary.

PALATE: Full-flavoured and full-bodied with pleasant spices and a velvety, well-balanced body.

FINISH: A well-balanced finish

ABV: 13% 

SIZE: 750 mL

The Other Winners of the 2022 London Wine Competition are

Winner - “ Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia” by Gralyn Estate”

Wine Of The Year -  Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia

Winery Of The Year - Champagne Besserat de Bellefon depuis 1843, France

Best Wine By Quality - Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat, Australia

Best Wine By Value - Adega de Pegões Touriga Nacional 2017, Portugal

Best Wine By Packaging - Gerald - Bubbly White Wine 2020, United Kingdom

Best Wines By Country

Australia - Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat.

Italy - Le Bastìe Rosso 2012

Portugal - Vila Jardim Selection 2020

Spain - La Pujada Vieilles Vignes 2015

France - Besserat de Bellefon Reserve Collection 1990.

United States - Silverado Vineyards Mt. George Vineyard Merlot 2018

Georgia - Mukuzani 2018

Moldova - Late Harvest Rhein Riesling 2017

South Africa - Piekenierskloof Bergendal Chenin Blanc 2020

Romania - Cuvée Uberland 2020

Best Wines by Varietal - 

Shiraz - Gibson Reserve Shiraz 2019, Australia.

Merlot - Le Bastìe Rosso 2012, Italy.

Saperavi - Mukuzani 2018, Georgia.

Cabernet Sauvignon - Moss Brothers Moses Rock 2019, Australia.

Chardonnay - 2019 Ross Hill Pinnacle Chardonnay, Australia.

Tempranillo - Digma 2016, Spain.

Pinot Noir - 2019 Levantine Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Australia.

Sauvignon Blanc - Sot del Cel 2020, Spain.

“Many congratulations to the very worthy winners, as well as our extremely hard-working panel of judges who went the extra mile,” said Sid Patel, CEO of Beverage Trade Network, which organizes and manages the event. “The standard of entries was extremely impressive, and just gets better each year.”

About London Wine Competition

The London Wine Competition is an international wine competition organized by Beverage Trade Network. The competition looks to recognize, reward, and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to tick all the boxes - quality, value and packaging. The competition recognizes that for any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven along with serving up great quality. Learn more at London Wine Competition.

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The 2022 London Wine Competition results are now live. View results here.