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Luxembourg - small country, great wines

This year, for the 24th edition of the International Vinalies Competition in Paris, Luxembourg wines were awarded 2 gold and 10 silver medals.

08-vinaliesEach year, for 24 years, French Oenologists organise theprestigious International Vinalies Competition. Over 5 days, some 130 wine experts gather in Paris to taste a selection of over 3,000 wines from around the world. Once again, blind tasting demonstrated that Luxembourg wines and sparkling wines are of exceptional quality: The Grand Duchy's remarkable set was awarded 2 gold and 10 silver medals.

Awarded wines

Gold-medal winners:

  • Pinot Gris Rousemen, 2016, Pinot Gris, Kohll-Leuck Wine Estate
  • Pinot Gris Fels “signature” Gpc, 2016, Pinot Gris, Cep d’or

Silver-medal winners:

  • Crémant de Luxembourg Beck Aop/I-983, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Beck-Frank Wine Estate
  • Aop Coteaux de Schengen, 2016, Gewürztraminer, Vin de paille, Henri Ruppert Estate
  • Aop Coteaux de Schengen, 2016, Gewürztraminer, Vin de paille, Henri Ruppert Estate
  • Aop Coteaux de Schengen, 2016, Riesling, Quartz, Henri Ruppert Estate
  • Aop Coteaux de Schengen, 2016, Pinot Gris, Wintrange Felsberg, Henri Ruppert Estate
  • Symphonie en bulles millésime, 2015, Cuvée, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Schlink Wine Estate
  • Domaines Vinsmoselle, 2016, Pinot Gris, Grand Premier Cru, Mertert Rosenberg, Domaines Vinsmoselle Cooperative Society
  • Domaines Vinsmoselle, 2016, Pinot Blanc, Grand Premier Cru, Machtum Hohfels, Domaines Vinsmoselle Cooperative Society
  • Aop Coteaux de Schengen Symbiose vin blanc, 2016, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Kohll-Leuck Wine Estate
  • Riesling Wousselt, 2016, Riesling, Kohll-Leuck Wine Estate

Emphasis on quality

The fact that the tasting is exclusively a blind one guarantees the impartiality of the 130 members of the jury. Emphasis is placed on the quality of wines – the country, wine region and reputation of winemakers and estates remains anonymous for the tasting. The success of wines from Luxembourg, a tiny wine-producing country compared to its international competitors, is the very reflection of its slogan "Luxembourg – the small country of great wines". 

(Article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)

  • Updated 12-03-2018