25 fine Belgian wines according to Gault&Millau


On a beautiful summer’s day, there’s nothing like a glass of fine Belgian wine to quench your thirst, are we right?

Sure, Belgium might be a little more known for its beers, but did you know that our country has quite a few wineries? By quite a few we mean around 300. Belgian wines happen to be chosen even by some of the finest dining establishments in the world. 

No less than 25 wines received the magazine’s Belgian Wine Award 2024. They are the chosen few from a selection of 400 wines that was narrowed down to 55 coups de coeurs (heartthrobs, let’s say). 

Why don’t we look at the wines per region? Eight provinces are represented :

  • West Flanders takes the lead with six awarded wines. Three of those are white wines: The Entre-Deux-Monts, Molenberg Collection Héritage 2022; Den Nachtegael, Noëlla Chardonnay Barrique 2022; and Wijndomein Ravenstein, Chardonnay Klytbosch Barrique 2022. Two of the province’s red wines were awarded: Mikken Urban Winery, Monaco 2022 and Wijndomein Ravenstein, Acolon 2021. Finally, a sparkling rosé from Wijndomein Hoogenhove, Polyd’or Rosé 2021 completes the list for West Flanders. 
  • For the second-most promising province, we go way back east to Limburg, again with three white wines – these are Crutzberg, Chardonnay Barrique 2022; Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen, Chardonnay Goud 2019; and Gloire de Duras, Pinot Gris Barrique 2022. For those who might prefer a sparkling wine, the BizJoe Extra Brut 2019 of Domaine Cuvelier and the Schorpion Zwart Extra Brut 2017 are winners in the region. 
  • Coming in third place is the province of Namur, with a 2021 Chardonnay from La Falize, two red wines from Château Bon Baron – the Trésor Pinot Noir (2017) and the Acolon (2019) and a sparkling rosé from the same winery: La Baronne Brut Nature (2021). 
  • The provinces of Antwerp, Walloon Brabant, Liège, East Flanders and Hainaut each have two awards to their name. Among them, the sparkling wines of Chant d’Eole Grand Cru (2018, Hainaut), Ruffus Chardonnay Brut (2021, Hainaut), Blanc de Noirs Brut 2022 (East Flanders), L’insoumise Brut (2022, Liège) and Cuvée Folon (2020) of Domaine W in Tubize, Walloon Brabant. The 2021 Chardonnay Barrique of Wijndomein Près de Gand (East Flanders) and the Kontreir IIX 2022 (Antwerp) complete the list of white wines. Ange ou Démon (2022, Vignoble du Château de Bousval) completes the list of red wines. Rossela, a 2022 wine from Verlooy Winery in Antwerp, is the only rosé with an award, and finally we finish in the province of Liège for a demi-sec, the 2022 Notes Blanches. 

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