Spectacular Seoul: DWWA award-winners showcase in South Korea

Last month almost 200 wine lovers and trade came together in South Korea’s energetic capital, Seoul, to explore a wide range of top-scoring wines from Decanter World Wine Awards 2023.

Hosted by Winevision, a specialist wine education and consulting company, and organised by co-owner, leading educator and DWWA judge Moonsong Bang, the event included more than 75 awarded wines.

Of these, an impressive 48 were rated 97 points, receiving a Platinum or Best in Show medal and making up more than a quarter of the Top 50 wines of DWWA 2023. There were a further 18 Gold (95-96 points), six Silver and four Bronze medal-winning wines presented.

Wines were grouped by country and style for attendees to focus on regions and wines of interest.

Across three floors, attendees had the opportunity to discover the quality of DWWA-awarded wines, organised for tasting by country and style.

Top-scoring wines from 16 countries were represented from Old World classics including France, Italy, Spain and Germany to New World favourites from Australia, Argentina, the US, UK and beyond. Less discovered wines and regions of Ukraine, Switzerland, Greece, China and Portugal helped support this outstanding DWWA showcase.

The Italy table, including 10 top-awarded wines from Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany and Alto Adige.

The standout line-up of DWWA-awarded wines highlights the importance of the growing South Korean wine market, one which has remained a unique hotspot for growth over the past five years, and a priority market for DWWA entrants.

Attendees sampling top-awarded wines from South Africa and Portugal.

Attendees’ enjoyment of and interest in the wines on show was palpable, with engaging questions about the wines, producers, DWWA judging process and expert judges adding to the calibre of the event.

From sparkling, white, rosé and orange wines to red, sweet and fortified, this DWWA showcase in Seoul, by quantity and quality, represents one of the competition’s most outstanding showings of awarded wines outside the UK.

A top selection of awarded rosé wines from DWWA 2023, including Best in Show Château D’Esclans, Provence 2021.

Discover below the DWWA 2023 awarded wines sampled in Seoul at this spectacular event, in partnership with Winevision.

Argentina

  • Durigutti, Pie De Monte Malbec, Mendoza 2020
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Bodega Norton, Privada Family Blend, Mendoza 2021
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Terrazas De Los Andes, Grand Malbec, Mendoza 2020
    Silver, 92 points

Australia

  • Brokenwood, ILR Reserve Semillon, New South Wales 2017
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Heirloom Vineyards, Alcalá Grenache, South Australia 2022
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • House of Cards, Ace of Spades Chardonnay, Western Australia 2022
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Brokenwood, Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay, Victoria 2021
    Platinum, 97 points
  • De Bortoli, Noble One Botrytis Semillon, New South Wales 2019
    Platinum, 97 points
  • House of Arras, Blanc De Blancs, Tasmania 2014
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Sons of Eden, Remus Old Vine Shiraz, South Australia 2020
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Streicker, Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay, Western Australia 2020
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Sons of Eden, Zephyrus, South Australia 2021
    Gold, 95 points

Austria

  • Tschida Angerhof, Schilfwein Muskat Ottonel, Burgenland 2021
    Best in Show, 97 points

Chile

  • San Pedro, 1865 Prelusion, Maipó Valley 2019
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Viña Estampa, Alta Palma Vineyard Gran Reserva, Colchagua 2020
    Gold, 96 points
  • La Ronciere, Cabernet Franc, Curicó 2018
    Gold, 95 points
  • Santa Helena, Alpaca Syrah, Central Valley 2022
    Gold, 95 points
  • Viña Chocalan, Guillermo, Maipó Valley 2018
    Gold, 95 points
  • Viña Longavi, Soberano, Maule 2020
    Gold, 95 points

China (Mainland)

  • Yunnan Red, Old Vine 25 Years Niagara, Yunnan 2008
    Bronze, 86 points

France

  • Château D’Esclans, Provence 2021
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Collery, Blanc De Blancs Brut Grand Cru, Champagne NV
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Gustave Lorentz, Vieilles Vignes Riesling, Alsace 2019
    Best in Show, 97…

Source : https://www.decanter.com/decanter-world-wine-awards/spectacular-seoul-dwwa-award-winners-showcase-in-south-korea-518719/

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