This year London has once again been the place of the most influential and most respectable wine competition in the world – Decanter World Wine Awards.
The magazine Decanter, the Bible of the world’s connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts, read by more than 5 million wine lovers from around the world, has been organizing this great competition since 2004. Every year Decanter World Wine Awards confirms its position as the biggest wine contest in the world according to the number of samples and interest of wine connoisseurs.
ln this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards competition the biggest success of Agrokor wines is surely the gold medal for the Top Quality Merlot of 2008 from Belje Wine Cellars. Apart from the shiniest, the gold medal, Belje Wine Cellars has also won two bronze medals for Graševina Goldberg 2008 and the Top Quality Cabarnet Sauvignon 2007, and recommendation for the Top Quality Goldberg Chardonnay 2007.
This year London has brought silver, bronze and recommendation to Ilok Wine Cellars. The silver medal was awarded to Traminac Ice Wine 2007, and the bronze medal for Traminac Single Berry Select 2007, while their Top Quality 2008 is the recommended wine of Decanter World Wine Awards.
Agrolaguna’s Festigia line with Castello 2007 was also awarded a bronze medal in the same contest.
These really great awards seem even greater when we add that Graševina Goldberg from Belje Wine Cellars was also awarded a bronze medal in the same competition last year, and the year before that it received a recommendation, and that Traminac wines of Ilok Wine Cellars and Agrolaguna’s Festigia line of wines also have their history at the Decanter competition.
It should be pointed out that apart from the “great” Decanter medals, the wines from wine cellars of Agrokor partners have also been recognized for quality by a series of other medals from: Monde Selection Paris, Bacchus Madrid, Monde Selection Bruxells, Vinitaly, as well as other well-known international competitions. The bar has been raised high, and the plan for Croatian wines, which aim to follow tradition and make new trends, to continue winning the markets and regions and to become regional leaders, are slowly becoming a reality – as far as the quality is concerned.