DWWA top tens

The best of the Decanter World Wine Awards
Welcome to the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards on decanter.com
Here we’ve done the searching for you: the top 10 Bordeaux under £10, who makes the best Pinot Noir in the world, 20 supermarket Riojas, Stellenbosch’s top wines and much, much more.
Top 10 Otago Pinot Noir
New Zealand’s Otago region has made a name for itself producing consistently good Pinot Noir to rival Burgundy and Oregon. To help you find the best of the bunch we’ve selected our top 10
Which UK supermarket has the most trophies?
The battle between retailers is fierce so Waitrose will be happy to hear it has beaten off its rivals to take the most trophies in this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards
Top Canadian Icewine
Canada is famed for making ice wine. We’ve compiled a list of the country’s best so you can find the perfect sweetie to drink with this year’s Christmas pudding
9 Port & Madeira that won trophies or golds
From Tesco’s own label to established names like Taylor’s, the Port and Madeira category delivered consistently high quality and worthy gold winners
Country that won most golds
France won the most golds with 20% (50 wines) of their entries winning a gold medal. Here we’ve chosen 12 from around the country
Top 10 Bordeaux under £10
Bordeaux makes the most precious wines in the world but in the lower price brackets it can be a different story. Finding a decent claret for less than a tenner can sometimes be a thankless task but we think we’ve found them
20 French rosés under £10
The rise of rosé shows no sign of abating. From the pale, delicate Provençal style to the ever-popular Château de Sours, we’ve found a pink for every wine lover – and for less than a crisp £10 note
20 supermarket Riojas
The legendary Rioja region continues to dominate the Spanish wine scene. If you can’t afford to drink Gran Reserva wines all the time, here’s a selection of everyday Riojas to enjoy without breaking the bank
Top 20 Stellenbosch
From Chenin and Chardonnay to Merlot and Pinotage, South Africa’s most famous wine region Stellenbosch proves it has both diversity and quality to offer the discerning wine lover
Top 25 Chardonnays under £10
Chardonnay continues to make some of the world’s greatest whites and remains a big seller despite the Anything But Chardonnay faction’s best efforts to turn us against the variety. Here’s a selection of our favourites from Buenos Aires to Burgundy
Who makes the best Pinot Noir in the world?
Pinot Noir is the holy grail for winemakers and wine lovers. It can be sublime but is often disappointing. You’ll find a short list of those that won’t let you down
20 superb rosés under £10
Discover the best rosés from around the world and get change from a tenner
Best Australian Cabernets under £10
Coonawarra put Australia on the Cabernet map and it’s stil up there with the best. But there are plenty of other regions making very attractive Cabernet varietals and blends at even more attractive prices
Love Washington State?
California dominates the headlines when it comes to US wine but Washington State is slowly gaining an international reputation for aromatic whites and elegant reds. Discover what it has to offer

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