Mexican Wines Obtain a Bunch of Medals

 Mexican Wines Obtain a Bunch of Medals

BY DAVID FLORES

Twenty-three Mexican wines won laurels at North America’s largest wine competition, held last month in Quebec, Canada.

Two grand gold medals, 20 gold medals and one silver were awarded to Mexican vineyards at the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada, one of the most respected international wine competitions in the world. A total of 1,910 wines from 32 countries entered the competition. That’s a lot of competitors!

The grand gold medal winners were the 2017 Bajalupano cabernet sauvignon made by Vinícola Bajalupano, a winery in the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, and the 2019 Puerta del Lobo merlot made by Querétaro’s Puerta del Lobo in Central Mexico.

Those two wines were also among the 50 top-ranked wines at the event. Both achieved scores of 93 out of 100, earning a respectable 13th position in the rankings with 29 other wines.

The northern state of Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo won a total of seven gold medals, being the most successful Mexican winery at the competition. A jury composed of 11 commissions of five people were responsible for judging the wines.

The 20 gold medal-winning wines were:

2019 Huno cabernet sauvignon made by Coahuila’s Hacienda del Marques.

2017 Casa Madero Gran Reserva malbec made by Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo.

2017 Casa Madero Gran Reserva 3V (three varietals) made by Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo.

2016 Sierra Gorda Gran Reserva made by Querétaro’s Viñedos La Redonda.

2017 Rancho El Fortin Ensamblaje cabernet sauvignon/shiraz made by Coahuila’s Vinicola Rancho El Fortin.

2019 Casa Madero merlot made by Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo.

2017 Don Luis Concordia made by Baja California’s Vinícola L.A. Cetto.

2017 Casa Madero Gran Reserva shiraz made by Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo.

2019 Casa Madero malbec made by Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo.

2019 Casa Madero 3V made by Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo.

2019 Don Luis viognier made by Baja California’s Vinícola L.A. Cetto.

2018 Orlandi malbec/cabernet sauvignon made by Querétaro’s Viñedos La Redonda.

2020 Casa Madero V made by Coahuila’s Vinícola San Lorenzo.

2019 Vinaltura merlot made by Querétaro’s Vinaltura.

2017 Rancho El Fortin Selección cabernet sauvignon made by Coahuila’s Vinícola Rancho El Fortin.

2019 Huno merlot made by Coahuila’s Hacienda del Marques.

2020 Vinaltura gewürztraminer made by Querétaro’s Vinaltura.

2019 Puerta del Lobo Ensamble de Barricas made by Querétaro’s Puerta del Lobo.

2017 L.A. Cetto Reserva Privada nebbiolo made by Baja California’s Vinícola L.A. Cetto.

2017 L.A. Cetto Reserva Privada cabernet sauvignon made by Baja California’s Vinícola L.A. Cetto.

The sole silver medal winner was the 2017 Bajalupano cabernet sauvignon made by Baja California’s Vinícola Bajalupano. ,

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