Saturday, 10 July 2021

Croatian Winemakers Won 254 Medals at the Decanter World Wine

July 10, 2021 - Croatian winemakers continue to win, receiving 254 medals at the 18th edition of the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards, 28 more than last year.

The long-awaited results of the 18th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 have been announced, Turističke priče reports. The world’s largest wine competition has had the biggest challenge to date, with a record 18,094 wines from 56 countries applying. For 15 consecutive days in June, nearly 170 wine judges, including 44 wine masters and 11 sommelier masters, declared the 50 best wines and 179 platinum, 635 gold, 5,607 silver, and 8,332 bronze medals.

Croatian winemakers won 254 medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards, 28 more than last year. Three Croatian wineries won the platinum medal and a total of 97 points - Benvenuti (Motova), Zure (Korčula), and Bire (Korčula). In total, Croatian winemakers won 3 platinum awards, 8 gold, as many as 80 wines were decorated with silver, and 163 bronze.

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Unfortunately, this year we did not achieve positioning at the very top of Decanter's list with at least one wine in the category Best in Show or top 50 best wines in the world, but as more and more Croatian winemakers invest more and more in quality, we are sure that we will get to that last step.

Let's list the gold medals for eight wines: the coast was dominant, so five medals went to Dalmatia, and three to Istria.

Degarra Garageist Bili 2016.
Bora Posip 2019
Testament Tribidrag 2018.
Fakin Malvasia Istria 2020
Cattunar Collina Malvasia Istria 2017
Crvik Vilin Dance Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Plavac 2017
Vinologist Eclat Plavac Mali 2013
Vina Laguna Castello 2017. - Festigia

You can see the full list of winners here.

Last year, Croatian wines won three platinum, 11 gold, 68 silver, 88 bronze awards, and 56 awards. At this year's Decanter, Spain dominated and more than doubled the medals compared to the year before when France was the main one. Nine of the 50 Best in Shows were awarded to Spanish wines, and out of the nine outstanding, as many as three offer exceptional quality for less than around 15 euros per bottle. It is important to mention Germany, which achieved record results, and especially worth mentioning Spätburgunder Pinot Noir and world-class chardonnay.

Croatian wines and grapes are among the best in the world, and you can find more information about them in Total Croatia’s Guide to Croatian Wine HERE. Now in your language!

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

226 Croatian Wines Received Decanter Labels at Decanter World Wine Awards

September 23, 2020 - After a month of judging, the long-awaited results of the 17th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 have been announced. This year, 226 Croatian wines received Decanter labels, including platinum, gold, silver, bronze, and recommendations. 

HRTurizam reports that for 28 consecutive days in August, 116 of the world’s leading wine experts, including 37 wine masters and nine Master Sommeliers, blindly tasted 16,518 wines under strict safety guidelines for COVID-19, resulting in a total of the top 50, 178 platinum, 537 gold, 5,234 silver, and 7,508 bronze medals.

The best wine regions this year are France, Italy, and Australia.

This year, a total of 226 Croatian wines received one of the Decanter labels. Croatia was given three platinum medals, 11 gold, 68 silver, 88 bronze labels, and 56 Decanter recommendations.

It is important to point out that Croatia has not had a single wine in the platinum category for two years in a row, and this year, Croatia now has three.

At next year's awards, Croatia will try to reach the top of Decanter's list with at least one wine in the Best in Show category or the top 50 best wines in the world.

Platinum medals:

 Kozlović Selection Malvazija 2017 

 Kutjevo Graševina de Gotho 2018

 Catunnar Nonno 4 Terre 2015

Gold medals:

 Tomaz Barbarossa Teran 2017

 Vina Laguna Festigia Castello 2016

 Fakin Teran 2019

 Rossi Templara Riserva Malvazija 2017

 Pilato Istrian Malvazija 2019

 Terzolo Campi del Bosco 2019

 Vina Laguna Festigia Istrian Malvazija 2016

 Tomaz Sesto Senso Istrian Malvazija 2017

 Testament Pošip 2019

 Štampar Urban White NV sparkling wine

 Testament Babić Dalmatian Dog 2016

You can see the list of all awarded Croatian wines HERE.

The Decanter World Wine Awards is known as the largest and most influential wine competition globally, which is judged by the top wine experts from around the globe through a rigorous judging process.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Međimurje Winemakers Triumph at Decanter World Wine Awards in London!

May 22, 2019 - Great news from London as Međimurje winemakers won 11 medals and received one recommendation at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards!

Namely, the Jakopić winery won the silver for the Graševina late harvest 2012 (92 points) and the silver for the Pušipel Classic 2016 (93 points). The Dvanajščak - Kozol Winery won the silver medal for the Pušipel Classic 2018 (91 points) and the bronze for the Sauvignon 2018 (87 points). Sibon Pjenušci won the silver for the Sibon Brut 2016 (93 points), and the bronze for the Sibon Extra Brut 2016 (88 points). 

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Silver medals were won by the Cmrečnjak Pušipel Classic 2018 (90 points) and the Štampar Pušipel Classic 2018 (90 points). Bronze medals were also won by the Hažić Chardonnay 2017 (88 points), the Kocijan Sauvignon 2018 (86 points), and the Preiner Sauvignon 2018 (86 points). The Horvat winery with the Horvat Pušipel Classic 2018 received a recommendation (85 points).

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Winemakers from Međimurje point out that the medals were awarded for many years of hard work, both in the vineyard and in the wine cellar. These great acknowledgments confirm the continuity of the work of Međimurje winemakers, especially on the branding and promotion of the Pušipel variety, as well as other varieties. Međimurje winemakers, as their greatest advantage, emphasize their harmony and excellent communion, and will continue to make great leaps forward.

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