The results of the first Rosé Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles have just been released. The high number of entries for this maiden event proves its relevance for both producers and consumers.
Over 1,000 rosés were tasted in ‘lockdown’ mode and in compliance with safety measures. The organisers hosted the four days of tastings with irreproachable professionalism. Strict safety measures were ensured throughout, from the lay-out of the tables to serving the wines and disinfecting the equipment.
In addition to the silver, gold and grand gold medals, the competition also awarded ‘revelation’ trophies to rosés that scored the highest in their category.
Vinolok Revelation (Best competing rosé) : La Madrague, Cuvée Charlotte (2020) / Côtes de Provence, France
Medium-Dry Rosé Revelation: Vinia Traian, Cabernet Sauvignon (2019) / Cahul, Republic of Moldova
Fortified Wine Revelation : Domaine du Chêne, Rosé / Pineau des Charentes, France
Sparkling Wine Revelation : Matisak, Méthode Traditionelle Rosé Dry (2015) / Sekt, Slovakia
Spanish Wine Revelation : Jaume Serra, Pinot Noir Cuvée Especial (2016) / Cava, Espagne
Portuguese Wine Revelation : Sogrape, Inspirações Rosé (2019) / Bairrada, Portugal
Italian Wine Revelation: Cantina Terzini, Rosato (2020) / Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Italy
Rosé consumption skyrockets
Traditionally, rosé is most popular in spring and summer, but patterns are changing! Rosé consumption is gaining traction in many countries across the globe, for numerous reasons. Rosé is fresh, accessible and multi-faceted. It lends itself to many different occasions, from the aperitif to al fresco drinking and mealtimes. It can partner with an extensive range of cuisines, particularly global cuisine, which is also extremely popular at the moment. From sushi to spicy foods and tomato sauce-based dishes, rosé makes a great match for them all!