In March 2020, esteemed drinks trade publication The Drinks Business announced the results of its popular and prestigious Global Pinot Noir Masters 2020. Now in its seventh year, the competition recognizes and rewards the greatest Pinot Noirs in the world.
Judged blind by a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers, arguably some of the highest calibre super tasters around, therefore guaranteeing international fame and fortune for all winning wines ; the Pinot Noirs that are considered the most excellent receive Bronze, Silver and Gold medals.
This year’s judges were a stellar bunch of tastebuds too, with palates that are no doubt hard to please:
- Demetri Walters MW
- Andrea Briccarello
- David Round MW
- Patrick Schmitt MW
- Simon Field MW
- Patricia Stefanowicz MW
- Matthieu Longuere MS
- Christopher Delalonde MS
- Tobias Gorn
- Jonathan Pedley MW
Here are the incredible results that we got for our wines :
Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017: Gold Medal
Simone 2017: Gold Medal
Nuits-Saint-Georges 2017: Silver Medal
We want to thank all the judges for these incredible medals. See you again in 2021!
About Drinks Business’ Masters competitions
The Global Masters marks a distinct change in the way wine is judged. For the first time, preconceived notions of the importance of location are pushed aside, allowing wines from across the globe to be judged purely on style and price.
All Masters competition – whether regional or global – are judged blind by some of the finest palates in the world acting as judges. Only the best competing wines are awarded medals, ranging from Bronze through to Gold and, for exceptional example, the title of Master.
Although The Global Masters was only launched in 2013, the tasting competition, encompassing styles from rosé to sparkling, and varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, has become the biggest awards programme by The Drinks Business, the world’s leading magazine for the wine and spirits trade.