Hungarian wines continue to be entered in international competitions and continue to achieve better and higher results each and every year. During the most recent world competitions, furmint, szamorodni and aszú were the most successful Hungarian wines.
The winning Hungarian wines in Germany
Two wines from the Szent Tamás Vineyards & Winery won gold medals at the German Mundus Vini 2017 international wine competition. The first winner was the 2013 furmint from the Szent Tamás vineyard, which also won the “Best of Show” prize, indicating the highest quality in its category.
The other winning wine of the Szent Tamás Winery was the 2013 szamorodni. It was judged the winner based on its “… complex structure, exuberant fruitiness and exemplary richness of flavor.” The jury also appreciated its complexity and quality, yet another reason why the sweet wines of Tokaj are beloved all over the world.
The year 2013 was very prosperous for the szamorodni, which is starting to re-enter the international market. But this is not the winery’s first time to be acknowledged; their wines are used in the London Master of Wine Institution’s courses to introduce students to furmint. In addition, the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel’s ‘Wine of The House’ is also from the Szent Tamás Vineyards & Winery.
Excellent Hungarian wines in Paris
At the competition organized by Vinalies Internationales in Paris, more than 3,500 wines competed; of that number, only 328 were awarded gold medals. Of the 65 participant wines, five won gold medals and 13 earned silver medals. The jury of one of the world’s most illustrious wine competitions awarded Figula Winery’s 2015 Sóskút Riesling, Varga Winery’s 2015 Aranymetszés, Pajzos’s 2006 five puttonyos Tokaj aszú and two of Grand Tokaj’s 2013 aszú its most prestigious awards.