Thai wine wins World's Best Rosť 2018 competition

Updated: 02 Jul 2018 | By:

Monsoon Valley Shiraz Thailand White 2017 was announced the World's Best Rosé by internationally acclaimed wine rating website JamesSuckling.com. The label also won Best of Show, Best of Value and No. 1 Top 10 Rosé out of 100 over wines submitted for the competition. The awards ceremony was held at The Nai Harn Phuket resort last Friday and it's in collaboration with the resort's world class wine program.

Monsoon Valley's rosé is locally produced at a vineyard just a few hours south of Bangkok near Hua Hin and it beat some of the most prestigious wines from around the world such as Château Routas Coteaux Varois en Provence 2017 and d’Esclans Côtes de Provence Whispering Angel Rosé 2017 in a blind-taste test.

"I loved the balance and energy of the Monsoon Valley White Shiraz," said site founder James Suckling. "The tasting was completely blind and we judged the wine for its brightness and quality."

"The Thai wine industry is just coming into its own with a handful of wineries making outstanding bottles," co-founder Jack Suckling added." The tropical climate is difficult for viticulture, necessitating constant management and nurturing. Experimentation is still the norm with winemakers looking for the correct methodology and grape types to emphasise quality."

Congratulations, Monsoon Valley! See below for the rest of the winners and their respective points.

Best of Show
Monsoon Valley Shiraz Thailand White 2017, 92 pts

Best Value
Monsoon Valley Shiraz Thailand White 2017, 92 pts

Top 10
1. Monsoon Valley Shiraz Thailand White 2017, 92 pts
2. Château Routas Coteaux Varois en Provence 2017, 92 pts
3. V&Co. Grenache Pays d’Oc Le Petit Cochonnet 2017, 92 pts
4. Caves d’Esclans Côtes de Provence Whispering Angel Rosé 2017, 92 pts
5. Château Gassier Côtes de Provence Esprit Gassier 2016, 92 pts
6. Laurent Miquel Cinsault Syrah Pays d’Oc Père et Fils 2016, 91 pts
7. GranMonte Syrah Asoke Valley Sakuna Rosé 2017, 91 pts
8. Miraval Côtes de Provence 2016, 92 pts
9. Mirabeau Côtes de Provence Pure 2017, 92 pts
10. Roubine Côtes de Provence R 2017, 91 pts

SPARKLING

Best of Show
Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rosé NV, 94 pts

Best Value
Codorníu Cava Seleccion Raventos Mètode Tradicional Brut NV, 91 pts

Top 10
1. Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rosé NV, 94 pts
2. Bellavista Franciacorta Brut Rosé 2013, 93 pts
3. Codorníu Cava Seleccion Raventos Mètode Tradicional Brut NV 91 pts
4. Ferrari Trento Maximum Brut Rosé NV 92 pts
5. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Rosé NV 92 pts


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