Syrah du Monde

Shiraz World Tasting

Syrah du Monde Awards Medals to World’s Best Syrah/Shiraz Wines

The 16th edition of the Syrah du Monde international wine competition, organised by Forum Oenologie, has just come to an end. Over the course of two days, international experts tasted 261 Syrah/Shiraz wines from all over the world. Diversity and quality are the watchwords for the 2022 winners, which comes as no surprise for a grape variety currently enjoying rapid growth. Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled the international judges to award 85 medals (32 gold, 53 silver) that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.

From the 12 to 13 of June 2022, in Ampuis Castle in Ampuis, France, an international wine competition - Syrah du Monde - recognized the world’s best Syrah/Shiraz wines, awarding reliable and representative medals. This competition is founded on a single conviction that distinctive marks of quality are the key to differentiation and to the promotion of medal-winning wines in a highly competitive and often complex marketplace. Medal-winning wineries can use their medals to develop the recognized quality of their wines.

Syrah du Monde 2022 brought together 261 wines from 23 countries, making this competition one of the world’s top events for Syrah/Shiraz wines. This marvelous success illustrates the impressive growth that this Rhone varietal has enjoyed since the 1970s.

Syrah du Monde has carved out a place of its own amongst wine competitions, thanks to its international flavour and its rigorous methods. During the three days of tasting under optimal conditions, the international expert judges awarded 85 medals in accordance with international wine competition regulations.

Syrah du Monde has progressively distinguished itself from other international competitions thanks to quality standards that are much stricter than the norm and by remaining faithful to its founding principles: diversity, quality and high standards.

At the top of the best Syrah du Monde

Among all the medal-winning wines, we are pleased to introduce you to the Syrah wines that have obtained the best scores from the tasting.

The Top 10 ranking has a strong international diversity.

Medals distribution
Gold Medals 32
Silver Medals 53

Top Ten Best Syrah du Monde 2022*
Country Product Winery

South Africa
Glen Carlou Syrah 2019 Glen Carlou Vineyards LTD

Krondorf – Single Site Shiraz – Moculta - Eden Valley 2019 Pinnacle Drinks

South Africa
Bellingham Homestead Shiraz 2019 DGB LTD

New Zealand
Spy Valley Wines – S Block – Syrah SPY Valley Wines

Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal - Casa Ermelinda Freitas – Rocksand – Shiraz 2020 Casa Ermelinda Freitas Vinhos LDA

Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP Vaison la Romaine – Aphrodite 2020 Domaine Fond Croze

Epanomi PGI – Ktima Gerovassiliou - Syrah 2021 Ktima Gerovassiliou

South Africa
Holden Manz Syrah Reserve 2017 Holden Manz

Luberon AOP - Gardarèm 2018 Marrenon

Crozes-Hermitage AOP – Héritiers Gambert - Excursion 2020 Cave de Tain

Taylors – Special Release – Shiraz 2020 Wakefield Taylors Wines

Morris – Charles Henri Morris – Shiraz 2018 Casella Family Brands

Navarra Do – Inurrieta - Puro Vicio Syrah 2019 Bodega Inurrieta

Costières de Nîmes AOP – Hommage à Paul Blanc 2020 GFA Mas Carlot

Crozes-Hermitage AOC - Cuvée Christophe 2020 EARL Desmeure - Domaine des Remizières
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the Top 10, 2022 includes 15 wines.

Highlights 2022

Geographical diversity: With representation from 23 countries and 261 wines, Syrah du Monde offers a variety of Syrah/Shiraz wines rarely equalled in competitions of this level. This makes it one of the most significant and legitimate qualitative competitions in recognizing the world’s best Syrah/Shiraz wines.

A strong participation of wines from Australia, Italy, Portugal, Romania, South-Africa, Spain and Switzerland.

From France, the good partipation of Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and the northern and southern Rhone Valley is noted with a lower participation of rosés wines.

Medal-Winning Countries

Seven countries are included in the 2022 Top 10: Australia, France, Greece, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain and South-Africa.

Diversity of Sensorial Expression

Each of the wines that distinguished themselves at Syrah du Monde did so because of their own distinctive quality, not in comparison to other wines. A favorable score was given to wines with good Syrah varietal character and a well-balanced oak was considered to be a plus. However, oakiness was marked down if it masked varietal aromas and flavours.

Several gold and silver medals were awarded to wines with well-balanced alcohol levels and with aroma intensity and depth including a wide range from exotic to traditional. In the mouth, harmonious tannins and fine expressions of aging were favorably evaluated.

Several marks of quality were awarded to younger wines and to rosé wines whose aromatic complexity and soft tannins won over the judges.

This event was a unique opportunity to bring together and discover Syrah/Shiraz wine in all its forms: red, rosé, still, sparkling, dry or sweet.

Syrah du Monde 2023

The 17th annual Syrah du Monde® confrontation will be held on May 2023.

Syrah du Monde 2022

The results are available

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Syrah du Monde® is an oganisation of the association Forum Œnologie

Forum Œnologie also organizes

International Competition between the best Chardonnay in the World

International Competition Alliances du Monde®

International Sparkling wines Competition: Effervescents du Monde®

International Competition between the best Muscats in the World

The international Wine and Vine films Festival: OENOVIDEO

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