Mexican wines, among the best in the world

Mexican wines have consolidated the country's reputation as a great wine producer

Mexican wines are among the best in the world
Wines from Baja California obtained the best results - Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 20/05/2019 15:02 Mexico City Actualizada 15:12
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For the first time in its history, Mexico was among the top 10 at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, an international wine contest that took place in Aigle, Switzerland, from May 1 to 5.

The jury was comprised of 340 international wine experts and awarded 25 silver medals, 12 gold medals, and 2 gold medals. Therefore, Mexico joined some of the best wine-producing countries such as France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Chile, China, Bulgaria, and South Africa.

Baudouin Havaux, the head of Concours Mondial de Bruxelles said that “for the third year in a row, Mexico set a new record in participation and the number of medals won and consolidated itself, as never before in the 26 years of existence of the contest, among the 10 main countries in the medal table.”



He also praised Mexican wine by stating that “Mexican wine is an international reality. The results of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019, without a doubt, will give Mexico, its producers, and exceptional grape fermentations more visibility.”

Thanks to is aromatic quality, expressiveness, balance, and cleanliness, Mexican wines stood out among over 9,150 wines from 46 countries.

Some of the Mexican wines awarded are white, rosé, red, and sparkling wines from the states of Baja California, Querétaro, Coahuila, Guanajuato, and Chihuahua.

El Cielo Caipirinha 2016 and Roganto Malbec 2014, both produced in Baja California, received gold medals, a prize that less than 1% of wines obtain each year.


Caipirinha 2014 from El Cielo winery, from Baja California, was named as the “Worldwide Red Wine Revelation of 2019”, this Mexican wine stood out among 5,393 red wines.

“This year something exceptional happened, not only because 39 Mexican wines won medals, but also because the winery from Baja California, El Cielo, besides winning a total of 10 prizes, also won a gold medal and one of the biggest awards in the contest: the title of one of the revelation wines of 2019,” said Havaux.

The expert also said that “this award is the piece that reaffirms Mexico, and Baja California specifically, as a referent in the production of quality wines in the world.”

The winning wines will receive their medals during an awards ceremony in Mexico City in June.

1. Gold medal: El Cielo Caipirinha 2016 | Roganto Malbec 2014

2. Mexican wines that have won gold medals: Vino de la Reina Nebbiolo 2015 | L by Baumgartner 2015 | Viñedos SMA Malbec Reserva 2017 | El Cielo Perseus 2015 | El Cielo Sirius 2012 | El Cielo The Capital Grille Reserva 2016 | Hilo Negro Escala 2015 | Monte Xanic Calixa Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah 2017 | G&G Reserva Especial 2016 | Roganto Syrah 2015 | Vinícola Regional de Ensenada Inspiración Coco Nebbiolo 2015 | De Cote Atempo Rosé 2018

3. Mexican wines that have won silver medals: Emevé Shiraz 2015 | Emevé Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Vino de la Reina Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 | Vino de la Reina Syrah 2017 | Casa Pedro Domecq XA Blanco | Finca Sala Vivé Brut Rosé | Casa Madero Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 | Casa Madero Malbec 2017 | Casa Madero Merlot 2017 | El Cielo Orión 2015 | El Cielo Eclipse 2017 | El Cielo Mi Viejo Molino 2016 | El Cielo Rosas & Xocolate 2015 | Encinillas La Casona 2016 | Puerta del Lobo Syrah 2017 | Monte Xanic Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 | Monte Xanic Calixa Syrah 2017 | Guanamé Malbec 2016 | Don Leo Linde Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot 2014 | Viñedos Palomino Marroc 2017 | Casta de Vinos Casta Negra 2015 | Cordus Nebbiolo 2015 | De Cote Atempo Sauvignon Blanc 2018 | De Cote Inédito Blanco 2018 | L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo 2015


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