As an alternative due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the 27th international wine competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place on September 4-5, 2020. A total of 8,500 wine samples from all over the world were evaluated. The winner of the white wines category was the PIWI Hibernal 2015 Beerenauslese from Moravian B / V Viticulture Milotice.
The Czech Republic took fifth place in the medals awarded, behind France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. According to Jiří Toman (cellar master), the wine is still very interesting, fruity and fresh after five years of aging.
“If the tasters had been given the variety name during the tasting, the wine would probably not have become a champion. “The tasters presumably assigned the sample to the Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand,” says Jiri Toman.
This wine is almost sold out because of the vintage, the winemakers only offer it in their restaurant in Milotice.
Tasting room (Photo: Omnimedia)
Hibernal, Beerenauslese 2015 (Photo: Omnimedia)
From left: Zdenek Bábícek (co-owner), Jiri Toman (cellar master) and Vlastimil Valenta (chairman AG) Photo: Zbynek Vicar
Diploma (Photo: Omnimedia)