The renowned Vinalies Internationales 2016 championship was held between 26 February and 1 March in Paris.
A panel of many international experts participated in blind tastings, which lasted over 5 days. They sampled white, rose, red and sparkling wines as well as spirits. Producers from all over the world submitted several thousands of samples; the results were announced not long ago: 1026 awards were granted to the winners.
20 Hungarian wines won awards at the 2016 Vinalies Internationales: four gold and sixteen silver medals, ten of them red, nine white and one rose.
Most of the winners came from Tokaj. Disznókő Estate won three gold medals. Dereszla, also from the Tokaj Region, received a gold medal for a five puttony aszú. The rest of the Hungarian entries won only silver medals.
As far as red wines are concerned, the Eger Region was the most successful; they won four silver medals, followed by two winemakers from Szekszárd with 3 medals.
Disznókő – Sárga Borház Tokaji Aszú 2013
Disznókő – Hattyús Tokaji Aszú 2013
Disznókő – Sárga Borház Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2010
Dereszla – Chateau Henye Aszú 5 puttonyos 2010
Bock – Bock Capella 2011
Gróf Buttler – Phantom 2011
Nyakas – Aligvárom 2015
Nyakas – Budai Irsai Olivér 2015
Mészáros – Ohmerops Cuvée 2012
Mészáros – Hidaspetre Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012
Kovács Nimród – NJK 2009
Vesztergombi – Csaba Cuvée 2012
Eurobor – Tűzkő Merlot 2012
Tokaj Kereskedőház – Tokaji Sárgamuskotály 2014
Figula – Lukács Cuvée 2014
Figula – Szilénusz Cuvée 2012
Ostoros-Novaj – Egri Vörös (1842) 2012
Gál Szőlőbirtok – Kékfrankos Rosé 2015
Thummerer Vilmos – Egri Bikavér Grand Superior Nagy-Eged Dűlő 2012
Bognár-Vin – Bognár Bikavér 2012