Mundus Vini 2014, Germany
Bergsig Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – Gold
Bergsig Pinotage 2012 – Silver
Bergsig Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010 – Silver
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On Thursday, 13 March the 2014 results for the annual Mundus Vini International Wine Awards in Germany was announced. This year Bergsig Wine Estate took home three medals, one gold and two silver. The most prestigious of the three is the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc which was awarded a gold medal. The 2012 Pinotage and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve received silver medals.
Bergsig has been part of the Mundus Vini awards for several years and has a proud history of receiving medals in also many other prestigious competitions with main focus Europe, our larger market. In 2013 our flagship Icarus red received a Gold at Mundus Vini 2013 and was named the best South African red wine on the show. This year was no different and Bergsig continued to impress.
To provide a little context to the Mundus Vini awards, here is some background information.
The Mundus Vini International Wine Awards was first held in 2001 and has grown in leaps and bounds with over 6000 entries at present. The purpose on the awards is to promote and indicate quality and to help in the decision making of consumers when purchasing wine. It also provides winemakers and wineries with recognition for their work.
Wines from all regions of the world are entered to compete against one another in several different categories. A jury comprised of German and international oenologists, wine analysts, specialist retailers, sommeliers, trade journalists and buyers from the most important dealers then judges the wines according to the internationally recognised 100 point scale.The number of products receiving awards in the competition is limited to 30% of samples submitted in each category achieving the highest number of points.
There are three different medals that a wine can possibly win:
Grand Gold – First there is the “GRAND GOLD” award which is only awarded to the best of the wines submitted. At least 95 points must be achieved in the judging of the wines by the international jury.No wine has yet achieved 100 points. Nevertheless, each year there are a few “candidates”, which come very close to this dream.
Gold – Then there is the “GOLD” award for which at least 90 points must be achieved in the judging of the wines by the international jury.
Only the best wines in each category are awarded a medal, making Mundus Vini International Wine Awards one of the most prestigious awards in the world.
Be on the look out for the Mundus Vini medals on the bottles of our award winning wines.
PS: For a more elaborate list of medals that Bergsig wines have won at the Mundus Vini International Wine awards over the last couple of years, visit the link below