The top 50 wines of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Out of the 18,094 wines tasted from 56 countries, only 50 – or 0.28% of the total tasted – were awarded a prestigious Best in Show medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021.

It was a year of firsts for countries, regions and wine styles at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards. The top 50 wines represent this, shining a spotlight on exciting, under-the-radar wines all over the wine world and highlighting exemplary favourites from top wine-producing countries, too.

Wines from 17 countries made this year’s Best in Show list, France dominating with 15 of the top 50. Though regions like Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône are well represented!

DWWA 2021 Best in Show wines

Argentina

  • Catena Zapata, Nicasia Vineyard Malbec, Paraje Altamira, Mendoza 2019

Australia 

  • Calabria, The Iconic Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia 2018
  • Fermoy Estate, Reserve Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia 2019

Canada

  • Hidden Bench, Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay, Beamsville Bench, Ontario – Niagara Peninsula 2018

Chile

  • La Causa, Cinsault-País-Carignan, Itata Valley 2019

France

  • Legras & Haas, L.T.S. Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne 2008
  • Charles Heidsieck, Rosé Réserve, Champagne NV
  • Domaine Berthet-Bondet, Château-Chalon, Jura 2013
  • Domaine Christian Moreau, Valmur, Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy 2019
  • Albert Bichot, Domaine du Clos Frantin Les Malconsorts , Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, Burgundy 2019
  • Château de Meursault, Clos des Epenots, Pommard 1er Cru, Burgundy 2019
  • Xavier Mourier, Domaine de Pierre Blanche Résurgence, Condrieu, Rhône 2019
  • Janicot Vignobles, Domaine de Meriguet, Cahors, Southwest France 2018
  • Mas de la Séranne, Antonin et Louis, Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac, Languedoc-Roussillon 2018
  • Château de la Chapelle, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux 2018
  • Château Croix des Rouzes, Pomerol, Bordeaux 2018
  • Château Pierre-Bise, Savennières-Roche aux Moines, Loire 2018
  • Domaine Charles Gonnet, Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron, Savoie 2020
  • LePlan-Vermeersch, RS, Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu, Rhône 2020
  • Domaine Ray-Jane, Bandol, Provence 2020

Germany

  • Fritz Wassmer, Schlossberg Staufen Chardonnay, Baden 2018
  • Weingut Kreuzberg, Devonschiefer R Reserve Spätburgunder, Ahr 2018

Georgia

  • Kakhuri Gvinis Marani, Qvevri Cabernet-Saperavi, Kakheti 2019

Greece

  • Tselepos, Canava Chrissou, Laoudia, Single Vineyard, Santorini, Aegean Islands 2018

Hungary

  • St. Andrea, Nagy-Eged Dűlő Grand Superior , Egri Bikavér, Eger 2017

Italy

  • Castello, 47/87 Rive Di Vidor Extra Dry, Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Rive, Veneto 2019
  • Casa Setaro, Fuocoallegro Piedirosso, Vesuvio, Campania 2019
  • Diego Morra, Monvigliero, Barolo, Piedmont 2016
  • Castiglion del Bosco, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany 2016
  • Muzic, Stare Brajde, Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2019
  • Broglia, Derthona Timorasso, Colli Tortonesi, Piedmont 2018
  • Capezzana, Riserva, Carmignano Vin Santo, Tuscany 2013

New Zealand

  • Tohu, Whenua Matua Chardonnay , Upper Moutere, Nelson 2018

Portugal

  • Gandarada, Dão 2019
  • Soalheiro, Primeiras Vinhas Alvarinho, Monção e Melgaço, Vinho Verde 2019
  • Henriques & Henriques, 20 Year Old Verdelho, Madeira NV

South Africa

  • Cederberg, Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg 2018

Spain

  • Hacienda López de Haro, Classica, Gran Reserva, Rioja 2004
  • Real Agrado, Las Planas Viura, Reserva, Rioja 2016
  • Cuesta Del Herrero, Finca Aylés, Aylés 2020
  • Mar de Ons, Albariño, Rías Baixas 2020
  • Matilda Nieves, Mencía, Ribeira Sacra 2020
  • Scala Dei, Heretge Carinyena, Priorat 2017
  • Familia Torres, Grans Muralles, Conca de Barberà 2017
  • La Conreria d’Scala Dei, Voltons, Priorat 2017
  • Osborne, Solera AOS Rare, Amontillado, Sherry NV

Switzerland

  • St. Jodern Kellerei, Heida Barrique, Wallis, Valais, Switzerland, 2018

United Kingdom

  • Squerryes, Late Disgorged Brut, Kent 2011

United States

  • Trefethen, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, California 2018
  • Hahn Family Wines, Lucienne Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, California 2018

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