Announcing its 2022 medal results, the IWSC is delighted to share the results following a dedicated tasting of wines from Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore.
Over three days, a team of IWSC’s expert judges comprising Sarah Abbott MW, David Kermode, Matteo Montone MS, Salvatore Castano and Andrew Johnson tasted entrants from across the 15 communes of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg.
Hosting the judging ‘in situ’ meant the awards attracted 30% more entries from the region, including wines from the exclusive subzones of Cartizze and Rive, as well as an increase in entries of the more premium Extra Brut and Brut styles.
Gold medals, the IWSC’s highest accolade were awarded to 9 entrants:
Additionally, an unprecedented 95 silver medals were awarded and 42 bronze medals.
Managing Director at Woodwinters, and IWSC judge Andrew Johnson explains: “The past few days of judging has been eye-opening. The quality level of the entrants we saw was incredibly high. Only a handful of wines didn't hit the medal mark. This sort of result across professional wine judging is extremely rare. From what we tasted, the level across the region must be very high. Of the non-medal winners, there are some styles we tasted that are likely to work commercially better than others.”
Broadcaster and Journalist and IWSC judge David Kermode adds: “For someone who already knew the region well, for me it was the consistency and the depth of the diversity that was the highlight. The quality of the wines submitted show that the producers are really doing their job properly. We have seen an incredible consistency across the board which explains the very high number of medals awarded.”
For a full list of the IWSC’s 2022 medal winners, visit here.