The best wines of Belgium

Discover the best wines of Belgium as well as the best winemakers of Belgium and estates of Belgium to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Belgium and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Belgium by region

Looking for a good wine of Belgium among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Belgium. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Belgium with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Belgium

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Want to buy a red wine of Belgium cheap or sell a red wine of Belgium at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Belgium

Red wines from the region of Belgium go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal tagine with preserved lemons and saffron, ham and cheese omelette or duck legs confit.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Belgium

On the nose the red wine of the region of Belgium. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, non oak or black fruit and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, spices or oak.

The best vintages in red wine of Belgium

  • 2017 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.68/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.68/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.68/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.65/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Belgium

  • Pinot Noir
  • Acolon
  • Barbera
  • St. Laurent
  • Cabernet Cortis
  • Regent

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Belgium

A wine route planned in the region of Belgium? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Belgium.

Discovering the wine region of Belgium

The Belgian market is one of the most successful in France/bordeaux">Bordeaux, and has also played a key role in dictating the 1855 classifications of the Médoc and Graves. Many of the great estates in Bordeaux are - or have been - owned by Belgian wine merchants. For example, one branch of the Flemish Thienpoint family (Jacques) owns Le Pin, while another (his cousin Alexandre) owns Vieux Château Certan. Despite this strong focus on cereal-based drinks, Belgium also has a number of vineyards.

Its annual wine production would easily fit into a single storage Tank in one of the largest vineyards in Australia or the United States, and has not yet been exported on any scale. Most of the wine produced in Belgium is made by individuals for home consumption. The white Grape varieties preferred by Belgian winemakers are Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from across the border in France, and Kerner, Optima and Muller-Thurgau from neighbouring Germany. The few red wines produced are from a handful of Pinot Noir and Dornfelder grapes.

The meeting point of the Moselle and Rhine, two of Europe's great wine rivers, Lies just 80 kilometres east of Belgium's eastern border. It is a very close point, but on the other side of the Ardennes. The Moselle forms the eastern border of Luxembourg, Belgium's small neighbour, whose per capita wine production is much higher. The capital of the Champagne region, Reims, is at the same distance from the southern border of Belgium.

Great white wines of Belgium

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Belgium

White wines from the region of Belgium go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of quick beef bourguignon, salmon steaks with soy sauce or quiche without pastry, courgette and blue cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Belgium

On the nose the white wine of the region of Belgium. often reveals types of flavors of lemon, asparagus or floral and sometimes also flavors of spices, tree fruit or oak.

The best vintages in white wine of Belgium

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.87/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Belgium

  • Chardonnay
  • Solaris
  • Johanniter
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Cabernet Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Belgium

A wine route planned in the region of Belgium? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Belgium.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot noir

Pinot noir is an important red grape variety in Burgundy and Champagne, and its reputation is well known! Great wines such as the Domaine de la Romanée Conti elaborate their wines from this famous grape variety, and make it a great variety. When properly vinified, pinot noit produces red wines of great finesse, with a wide range of aromas depending on its advancement (fruit, undergrowth, leather). it is also the only red grape variety authorized in Alsace. Pinot Noir is not easily cultivated beyond our borders, although it has enjoyed some success in Oregon, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Great sparkling wines of Belgium

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Belgium

Sparkling wines from the region of Belgium go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of stuffed peppers, salmon à la plancha with vegetables or zucchini quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Belgium

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Belgium. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, grapefruit or stone fruit and sometimes also flavors of toasty, stone or butter.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Belgium

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.17/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.97/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Belgium

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Kerner
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Meunier

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Belgium

A wine route planned in the region of Belgium? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Belgium.

The word of the wine: Free-run wine

The free-run wine is the wine that flows out of the vat by gravity at the time of running off. The marc soaked in wine is then pressed to extract a rich and tannic wine. Free-run wine and press wine are then aged separately and eventually blended by the winemaker in proportions defined according to the type of wine being made.

Great pink wines of Belgium

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Belgium

Pink wines from the region of Belgium go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of osso bucco, flamenkuche express or casserons in the country style.

The best vintages in pink wine of Belgium

  • 2018 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.70/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.30/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Belgium

  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinotin
  • Rondo
  • Dornfelder
  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Cortis

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Belgium

A wine route planned in the region of Belgium? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Belgium.

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet blanc

Interspecific cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and a long-unknown grape variety - that would be Regent - obtained in 1991 by Valentin Blattner from Soyhières (Switzerland) and propagated by Volker Freytag (Germany). No resistance gene has been identified to either mildew or powdery mildew. Cabernet blanc can be found in Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Italy, England, etc., but is still little known in France.

Great sweet wines of Belgium

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Belgium

Sweet wines from the region of Belgium go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of tomato, zucchini and tuna flan, shrimp and zucchini with curry and coconut milk or tartiflette with 3 cheeses.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Belgium

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Belgium. often reveals types of flavors of earth, tree fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Belgium

  • 2017 With an average score of 3.50/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.40/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Belgium

  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Muscat Noir
  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Belgium

A wine route planned in the region of Belgium? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Belgium.

The word of the wine: Reims Mountain

Between Épernay and Reims, a large limestone massif with varied soils and exposure where pinot noir reigns supreme. Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzenay, Verzy, etc., are equivalent to the Burgundian Gevrey-Chambertin and Vosne-Romanée. There are also great Chardonnays, which are rarer (Mailly, Marmery, Trépail, Villers).

Great natural sweet wines of Belgium

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Belgium

Natural sweet wines from the region of Belgium go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of red tuna steak provençal style, yakisoba (fried noodles) or mashed potatoes with chastillon cheese.

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Belgium

  • Pinot Gris
  • Kerner

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Belgium

A wine route planned in the region of Belgium? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Belgium.

Discover the grape variety: Pinotin

Swiss interspecific cross obtained in 1991 by Valentin Blattner. The parents would be pinot noir and an interspecific variety resistant to diseases and, for others, it would be a cross between cabernet-sauvignon and ((sylvaner x riesling) x (12 417 Seyve-Villard x 7053 Seibel)) see graph www.winogrona.org. No resistance gene could be identified for either mildew or powdery mildew. It can be found in Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, ... still little known in France.

News from the vineyard of Belgium

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