Alliances du Monde®
International Wine & Barrel Competition

International "Mark of Quality" about wine and oak harmony

The world’s top 2023 award for the best wines aged in oak barrel in competition

The 11th International Wine & Barrel Competition Alliances du Monde organized by Forum Œnologie association, was held on December 1, 2023 at Château des Ravatys in Burgundy (France). In competition wines samples came from 10 countries. World while wineries have present the best of their prestigious oak aged wines.

Wine & Barrel occupies a special place amongst international competitions thanks to its worldwide scope and its rigorous method. Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled the international judges to award medals that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.

International expert judges, specially identified for their expertise in sensory analysis about oak-aged wines, have tasted wines from the whole world: still wines (red and white), sparkling wines (Champagne and Crémant), sweet and « aged under veil of yeast » wines having all in common to be matured in oak barrels.

Assessing the quality of an astonishingly rich palette of sensory identities

Oak ageing is a state of mind, an art without equal: an analysis of the tasting comments from the panel of expert judges clearly testifies to the richness and generosity of aroma expressions that can be found in oak-aged wines. The alliance of wine and oak brings out the subtle balances, harmonies full of nuance, and all the complexity of unique aroma palettes.

The large family of oak-aged wines contains a rich palette of sensory identities, with oak ageing as the common denominator. Alliances du Monde competition is representative of this diversity: entries include sparkling wines, including oak-aged Champagnes, sweet wines (Sauternes, Layon, Muscat, Banyuls, Maury, and Malvoisie among others), and wines with 10 years or more of age.

The “Old Vintages and Rare Wines” ranking at Alliances du Monde® 

The Top Ten ranking Alliances du Monde®, of the wines that obtained the best notes, is synonymous of an extremely high quality level.

This annual meeting devoted to the quality of the aged-oak wines has been an opportunity for the expert judges to deepen their identification process of the best wine/oak expressions. This annual meeting devoted to the quality of the aged-oak wines has been an opportunity for the expert judges to deepen their identification process of the best wine/oak expressions.

Top 10 Alliances du Monde® 2023*

Country Product Winery


Banyuls Rimage AOP - Prestige 2021

GICB - Terres des Templiers


Coteau de Peissy 1er Cru AOC Blanc 2022

Domaine les Perrières


Collioure AOP - Prestige Blanc 2021

GICB - Terres des Templiers


Peissy - Genève AOC - Muscat Doux 2022

Domaine les Perrières


Pouilly-Fuissé AOP - L’Exception 2020

Domaine Corsin


Wakefield - The Pioneer - Shiraz - Clare Valley 2019

Wakefield Taylors Wines


Circeo Doc - Sant’Andrea - Dune - Bianco 2021

Cantina Sant’Andrea Az. Agricola


Moulin-à-Vent AOP - Thésaurus Vinum - Élevage en Fûts 2022

Cave Château Chénas


Banyuls Rimage AOP - Premium 2022

GICB - Terres des Templiers


Cairanne AOP - La Côte Sauvage 2020



Wakefield - St Andrews - Shiraz - Clare Valley 2020

Wakefield Taylors Wines

* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2023 includes 11 wines.

Organized by Forum Œnologie

For 20 years, Forum Œnologie organizes international competitions that gradually stood in the world through quality standards that go well beyond the norm.

Unique by their international scope and their demanding method, they have the singularity to allow qualitative confrontation between wines from a same grape variety (Chardonnay, Syrah, Muscats) or a same wine family made from similar winemaking methods, such as sparkling wines. The medals awarded by Chardonnay du Monde® , Syrah du Monde® , Muscats du Monde® and Effervescents du Monde® are recognized and reliable selection criteria.

Alliances du Monde® Results

The 11th edition of Alliances du Monde® competition results are available :

Results Submit one or several samples

49 wine samples from 10 countries were tasted. The judges tasted in accordance with the International rules.

50 percent of the judges were from outside France. After one day of judging, the panels awarded 16 medals. The distribution of medals is as follows:

Medal Distribution:

  • Gold Medals: 6
  • Silver Medals: 10
Results 2023
  • 49 Samples in competition
  • 10 Paticipating Countries
  • 6 Gold medals
  • 10 Silver medals
  • The 12th competition Alliances du Monde® will take place on november 2024, France.
  • Alliances du Monde®

    Is an oganisation of the association Forum Œnologie

  • Forum Œnologie also organizes

    Chardonnay du monde®

    International Competition between the best Chardonnay in the World

    Effervescents du monde®

    International Sparkling wines Competition: Effervescents du Monde®

    Muscats du monde®

    International Competition between the best Muscats in the World

    Syrah du Monde®

    International Competition between the best Syrah in the World


    The international Wine and Vine films Festival: OENOVIDEO®