The Concours Mondial du Merlot 2023: Ticino triumphs, winning the majority of special prizes

Tessin, ©Ticinowine
Friday 02 Jun 2023 Press release

The 16th edition of the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages, a prestigious wine competition, has revealed its results. Once again, the canton of Ticino in Switzerland has demonstrated the potential of its grape variety by winning the majority of special awards. The medal ceremony took place in Zurich, where the award-winning wines were presented to the public, providing great visibility to the participating producers.

The competition received 430 wines from 175 producers representing 14 different countries. The jury, composed of international tasters, highlighted the exceptional quality of the wines presented, emphasizing their aromatic complexity and structure.

Winners of the Concours Mondial du Merlot et Assemblages

The winners of the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages Competition include a Grand Gold medal awarded to Cantina Ra Canva (Biasca), along with 66 Gold medals and 58 Silver medals. Among the awarded wines, 21 were from Ticino, 10 from Valais, 3 from Vaud, 3 from Neuchâtel, and 1 each from Geneva and Zurich. The competition also awarded special prizes, with Ticino winning 6 out of 9 categories. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners of the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages Competition.

Special Awards

The "Icaro Riserva" 2020 from Cantina Ra Canva was awarded both the Best Wine of the competition and the Best Swiss Pure Merlot. Valais won the awards for Best Old Vintage (Merlot les Titans 2017 from Provins), Best Blend (Chai du Baron, Bramois), and the Organic Prize (Cave de la Colombe, Erde). Reva di Urs Hauser, a winery in Contone (Ticino), deserves a special mention for winning the top two places in the Gran Maestro category (evaluation of three consecutive vintages). Lastly, the Vinofed Prize was awarded to Tamborini Carlo SA in Lamone (Ticino).

Grand d'Or Awards

Producers

Wine

Region

Category

Cantina Ra Canva

Icaro Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Gold Awards

Producers

Wine

Region

Category

Domaine des Bonnettes

Merlot, AOC Genève, 2021

Genève

Pure red Merlot

Grillette Domaine de Cressier SA

Le Clou, Vin de Pays Suisse, 2020

Neuchâtel

Pure red Merlot

Domaine Bouvet-Jabloir

Merlot Les Grand Vignes Grands Terroirs, Vin de Pays Suisse, 2020

Neuchâtel

Pure red Merlot

Station Viticole Cantonale

Fleuret Noir, Vin de Pays Suisse, 2020

Neuchâtel

Pure red Merlot

Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA

Carato Riserva Oro, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Terre d'autunno azienda vitivinicola

Le Nostre Vite, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Cantina Ra Canva

Per Alice Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA

Quattromani, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Fawino

Musa, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Agriturismo Tenuta Cantina Pian Marnino

Oro di Gudo, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Cantine Ghidossi Sagl

San Martino, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tenuta Castello di Morcote SA

13 Rosé, DOC Ticino, 2021

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Cantina Ra Canva

Icaro Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vinattieri Ticino SA

Collivo Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vini Rovio SA

Merlot di Rovio, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Azienda Agraria Cantonale di Mezzana

La Rosa, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Azienda Agraria Cantonale di Mezzana

Ronco, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Gialdi Vini SA

Riflessi d'Epoca, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Matasci Fratelli SA

Loco Coste, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tamborini Carlo SA

Castelrotto, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Valsangiacomo Vini

Rubro, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vinattieri Ticino SA

Ronco dell Angelo, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vitivinicola Miriam Hermann-Gaudio

Riserva Del Cassinott, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Paolo Basso Wine Sagl

Il Bianco Di Chiaria, DOC Ticino, 2021

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Azienda viticola agricola Lamoni Grogg

Caterina, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Tenuta Vitivinicola Trapletti SA

Tera Creda, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tamborini Carlo SA

Comano, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Gialdi Vini SA

Contrada, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Matasci Fratelli SA

Tendro, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Azienda Mondò di Giorgio Rossi

Ronco dei Ciliegi, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vini Rovio SA

Il 2019, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Fratelli Corti SA

Lenéo, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Chiodi Ascona SA

Ultima Goccia, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vinattieri Ticino SA

Collivo, DOC Ticino, 2021

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Tamborini Carlo SA

l'Osé d'hiver, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Fumagalli SA

Millevolti Bianco Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Fawino

Giullare, DOC Ticino, 2021

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Claudy & Shadia Clavien, La Cave des Champs

Terre de Ravouire, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Pure red Merlot

La Cave Vevey-Montreux

Merlot, AOC Lavaux, 2020

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Provins SA

Merlot Les Titans, AOC Valais, 2017

Valais

Old vintages

Maison Rouge

Merlot, AOC Valais, 2018

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Chai du Baron

La Réserve, AOC Valais, 2020

Valais

Blends

Kellerei Leukersonne, Damian Seewer

Merlot, AOC Valais, 2020

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Frédéric Dumoulin SA - L'Orpailleur

Merlot l'Orpailleur, AOC Valais, 2022

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Kellerei Leukersonne, Damian Seewer

Merlot, AOC Valais, 2019

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Fernand Cina SA

Merlot Fernand Cina, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Cave François et Mathieu Constantin

Merlot Barrique, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Kellerei Leukersonne, Damian Seewer

Merlot, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Fernand Cina SA

Cuvée Prestige, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Blends

Cave Colline de Daval

Merlot Réserve Castel de Daval, AOC Valais, 2020

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Les Celliers du Chablais SA

Merlot, AOC Chablais, 2019

Vaud

Pure red Merlot

Cave de la Côte

Merlot Réserve Inspiration, AOC La Côte, 2019

Vaud

Pure red Merlot

Schenk Suisse (Henri Badoux)

Prestige Merlot d'Yvorne Barrique, AOC Chablais, 2020

Vaud

Pure red Merlot

Mövenpick Wein Schweiz AG

M, AOC Zürich, 2019

Zürich

Pure red Merlot

Silver Awards

Producers

Wine

Region

Category

Domaine Château du Crest,  J. Meyer & Cie SA

Premium Rouge, AOC Genève, 2021

Genève

Blend

Domaine Bouvet-Jabloir

Merlot Signature, Vin de Pays Suisse, 2020

Neuchâtel

Pure red Merlot

tobias wein.gut. Tobias Schmid & Sohn AG

Tobias Merlot, AOC St.Gallen, 2017

St. Gallen

Old vintages

Poli Mauro / Engel Alexander

Cioss, IGT Svizzera Italiana, 2021

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tenuta Vitivinicola Trapletti SA

Merlot Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vicon Sagl

Uno Barrique, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Cantine Ghidossi Sagl

Saetta, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Cantina Mendrisio - Società Cooperativa

Tenuta Montalbano Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tenuta Sasso Chierico

Sasso Chierico Bianco, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Gialdi Vini SA

Gran Rosé, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Vitivinicola Sottotorre

Sottotorre, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Blends

Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA

M-Miro's, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Reva di Urs Hauser

Bella Stasera, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Fratelli Corti SA

Tre Corti, DOC Ticino, 2021

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

CAGI - Cantina Giubiasco SA

Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tenuta Ronchetti SA

Eccelso, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Reva di Urs Hauser

Dopo Mezzanotte, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Agriloro SA

Tenimento dell Ör Merlot Riserva, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tamborini Carlo SA

Terre di Gudo bianco, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Fratelli Corti SA

Sauro, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Fawino

Cantastorie, DOC Ticino, 2021

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Theilervini SA

Corifeo, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tamborini Carlo SA

Comano, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tenuta Sasso Chierico

Sasso Chierico Rosato, DOC Ticino, 2022

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Gialdi Vini SA

Trentasei, DOC Ticino, 2017

Ticino

Old vintages

Azienda Vitivinicola Giromit Sagl

Crine di Pedemonte, DOC Ticino, 2017

Ticino

Old vintages

Cantina Il Cavaliere SA

Prèstige, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Gialdi Vini SA

Sassi Grossi, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

CAGI - Cantina Giubiasco SA

Camorino, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Reva di Urs Hauser

Stella, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Matasci Fratelli SA

Riserva Selezione d'Ottobre, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Cantina Mendrisio - Società Cooperativa

Trosa, DOC Ticino, 2019

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Vinattieri Ticino SA

Ticinello, DOC Ticino, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Cantina Settemaggio SA

Tributo, IGT Svizzera Italiana, 2020

Ticino

Pure red Merlot

Tenuta Castello di Morcote SA

Castello di Morcote Bianco, DOC Ticino, 2021

Ticino

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Provins SA

Merlot Les Titans, AOC Valais, 2016

Valais

Old vintages

Maison Rouge

Lo Grafion, Vin de Pays Suisse, 2017

Valais

Blends

Cave Colline de Daval

Merlot Réserve Castel de Daval, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Provins SA

Merlot Les Titans, AOC Valais, 2019

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Gregor Kuonen, Caveau de Salquenen

Merlot Grandmaître- Barrique, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Cave François et Mathieu Constantin

Merlot, AOC Valais, 2022

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Cave la Colombe

Merlot, AOC Valais, 2022

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Maison Gilliard

Merlot Les Trésors de Famille, AOC Valais, 2020

Valais

Pure red Merlot

Maison Gilliard

Merlot blanc Les Tonneliers, AOC Valais, 2021

Valais

Rosés and blancs de noirs

La Vaudoise des Quatre-Vents

Orionas, AOC La Côte, 2020

Vaud

Pure red Merlot

Cave de la Côte

Rosé de Merlot Expression, AOC La Côte, 2022

Vaud

Rosés and blancs de noirs

Cave de la Côte

Merlot Réserve Inspiration, AOC La Côte, 2020

Vaud

Pure red Merlot

Cave de la Côte

Merlot Emblem, AOC Vaud, 2021

Vaud

Pure red Merlot

Domaine de la Chenalettaz

Domaine de la Chenalettaz Grand Cru, AOC Dézaley, 2021

Vaud

Blends

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