Eighteen total medals out of the 61 participating wines, with scores ranging from 85.7 to 90.7. Among these, twelve labels from Trentino, two from South Tyrol and four from Germany. In particular, twelve are 2023 productions, four from 2022, one from 2021 and one from 2014.

The awards ceremony of the 21st edition of the Müller Thurgau International Wine Competition took place on Saturday 29 June , coinciding with the second day of the 37th edition of the Müller Thurgau: Mountain Wine event .

The event was hosted at the Fuori di Taste space in Cembra by the talented professional sommelier Andrea Amadei , radio speaker of Rai Radio 2's Decanter who, supported by Livio Fadanelli, involved the audience present - made up of representatives of the award-winning wineries, sector journalists, wine enthusiasts and the curious - on a journey of discovery of the six references that obtained a highest score: in alphabetical order, DOC Trentino Müller Thurgau 2023 by Cantina La Vis , DOC Alto Adige Müller Thurgau Valle Aristos 2023 by Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco , DOC Trentino Müller Thurgau Casata Monfort 2023 by Cantine Monfort , Baden-Bodensee Müller Thurgau Burgstall Rivaner 2022 by Hagnau , IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti Müller Thurgau Monogramma 2021 by Pojer and Sandri – which obtained scores between 87 and 89, earning thus the Gold Medal – and IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti Müller Thurgau di Pelz 2014 which, with 90.7 points obtained the Grand Gold Medal , in addition to the special mentions Best Italian Wine and Best Long-lived Wine .

A further confirmation – explained the host Andrea Amadeiof the extraordinary potential of this vine, which may be able to overcome the challenge of time with great elegance ”.

There would have been many others – added Sara Pedri, President of the Mostra Valle di Cembra Committeethe labels deserving of the Gold Medal, but our regulations impose a maximum limit of 10% of Gold Medals out of the total number of participants. Suffice it to say that the ranking of the awarded wines is based on a range of five points: the Gold Medals range from 87 to 90.7 points, the Silver Medals range from 86.4 to 86.8 points and the Bronze Medals from 85.7 to 86.2 points ”.

The six Silver Medals , in alphabetical order, were Azienda Agricola Francesco Moser , with the IGT Vigneti delle Dolomiti Müller Thurgau 2023, Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco with the DOC Alto Adige Valle Isarco Müller Thurgau 2023, Cantina Sociale di Trento with the DOC Trentino Müller Thurgau Heredia 2023, Hammel with the Qualitätswein Bestimmert Anbaugebiete Pfalz In the Mood for Müller 2023 and with the Qualitätswein Bestimmert Anbaugebiete Pfalz Versuchung Rivaner 2023 and Villa Corniole with the DOC Trentino Superiore Valle di Cembra Müller Thurgau Pietramontis 2022 .

Finally the six Bronze Medals : Azienda Vinicola Nicolodi Alfio with the DOC Trentino Müller Thurgau 2022, Bellaveder with the DOC Trentino Müller Thurgau San Lorenz 2023, Cantina Aldeno with the DOC Trentino Müller Thurgau Athesim Flumen 2023, Cembra mountain winery with the DOC Trentino Müller Thurgau 2022, Corvée with the DOC Trentino Superiore Valle di Cembra Müller Thurgau Viach 2023, Durbacher with the Qualitätswein Trocken Durbacher Rivaner 2023.

The event – concluded Andrea Amadei – always proves to be an excellent opportunity to taste the best expressions of this vine, which has had a very pop, almost mass-market past, then a stop and now an unparalleled qualitative explosion. All producers have understood the value of this variety, which they are increasingly raising in altitude and taking care of in terms of winemaking. And Val di Cembra, like other territories, really manages to offer peaks of excellence ".

During the three days there will also be an exciting trek through nature, culture and vineyards, along the territory of the Municipality of Segonzano, dinner on the avenue, interspersed with a dance show by young champions of the Ritmomisto school and the Cantine in saddle e-bike tour , which combined cycling through the vineyards with visits to three wineries in the valley. And then the tastings of the 60 wines on display at Palazzo Maffei and those of local wines at Fuori di Taste, in addition to the Trentino grappa-based cocktails prepared by Leonardo Veronesi, much appreciated by the public.