Chardonnay du Monde® 2018

The 25th annual Chardonnay du Monde® competition was held on 7 to 9 March 2018 at Château des Ravatys, the wine estate of the Pasteur Institute at Saint Lager in the Burgundy wine region of France.


The Chardonnay du Monde results

The 2018 results are available.

> Results 2018

Top 10* Best chardonnay du Monde® 2018
Gold medals
Country Product Winery

Liquidity Chardonnay Okanagan Falls Reserve 2016 Liquidity Wines

Kalala Chardonnay Icewine - Okanagan Valley BC VQA 2016 Kalala Organic Estate Winery

Czech Republic
Josef Valihrach Chardonnay Sladke Vino 2008 Vinarstvi Josef Valihrach

Champagne Joël Michel Blanc de Blancs Millésimé Brut 2008 Champagne Joël Michel

Saint-Véran Château de la Tour de l’Ange 2017 Domaines de la Bourgogne du Sud

Villa Yustina Monogram Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2016 Domain Yustina LTD

Pascual Toso Alta Chardonnay 2017 Bodegas Y Vinedos Pascual Toso SA

Vale dos Vinhedos do Casa Valduga Gran Terroir Leopoldina Chardonnay 2017 Casa Valduga Vinhos Finos LTDA

Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits 2016 La Cave des Hautes Côtes

Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre Domaine Verret 2016 Domaine Verret

Pays d’Oc Chardonnay Rébus 2017 SCA Le Rosé de Bessan

Bourgogne Chitry Bailly-Lapierre 2017 Caves Bailly Lapierre

Côtes de Thau IGP Le Jade Chardonnay 2017 Cave coopérative Les Costières de Pomerols
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2018 includes 13 wines.

Chardonnay du Monde

This event is unique in terms of its scope, its method and therefore its ambition:

International in scope:

  • More than 35 countries.
  • More than 900 wine samples.
  • More than 300 international expert judges, including 55% from outside France.

A strict method:

  • Compliance with international wine competition rules and strict application of the ISO 9002 Quality Assurance standard.
  • Guaranteed implementation of scoring criteria for international competitions.
  • Rigorous selection of the panel of expert judges.
  • Training in tasting methodology at the Institut Paul Bocuse, with individual assessment of each taster.
  • Faultless, quality-driven organisation: limitation of the number of wines per jury and ideal tasting conditions (sensory isolation, proper tasting rhythm, etc.)
  • Secure computer processing of results by the Services Actions Qualité company.


  • To award reliable and thus representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Chardonnay du Monde®: diversity, quality and high standards.

Chardonnay du Monde - has the approval and the services of the DGCCRF French Estate Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry. (21rd january 1997)

[More informations about Chardonnay du Monde]

Chardonnay du Monde is an oganisation of the association Forum Oenologie
Forum Œnologie also organizes:
Alliances du Monde wines Competition: Alliances du Monde®

International Syrah wines Competition: Syrah du Monde®

International Sparkling wines Competition: Effervescents du Monde®

International Competition between the best Muscats of the World®

La Revue des Œnologues
International technical Magazine about Wine and Vine - Technical and Communication partner.
SAQ - Services Actions Qualité
Expert Translation Services for the Wine and Grape Industries - Technical partner.
Guala Closures Group Global Cap, wine closure
Lycée Bel-Air
School, winery and a vocational training centre
Internet technical support partner.
SAQ logistic
Official partner for international deliveries.

  • 679 wine samples from 39 countries were tasted. The judges tasted in accordance with the International rules, and they strictly followed Quality Assurance procedures.

  • 50 percent of the judges were from outside France.
    After three days of judging, the panels awarded medals to 226, on 679 wines entered. The distribution of medals is as follows:

  • Medal Distribution
    • Gold Medals 52
    • Silver Medals: 174

    All the results by countries and by Medals


Chardonnay du Monde Aromas®

Typical aromas of grape varieties. Avenir Oenologie Collection.

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