Record Slovenian harvest at the Decanter 2018: 3 Platinum and 4 Gold Awards
Winemakers from the world known and respected wine region of GoriškaBrda got the most Gold Awards at the London’s most renowned world wine competition – Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. Slovenian winemakers hit the record with 3 Platinum Awards and 4 Gold Awards from 135 in total.
The biggest surprise – Domačija Ražman Malvazija Antiqua 2015
Domačija Ražman is the biggest surprise of this year’s international competition, for Slovenia. Known for their local inn where most of their homemade wine is sold, this year they received the highest score of fabulous 97 Points and the Platinum Award for Malvazija Antiqua 2015. This amber style Malvasia, made with minimal intervention and with longer skin contact, is usually a type of wine that has been rejected at the international wine competition. Maybe the succes of Slovenian DomačijaRažman and Croatian Krauthaker with Kuvlakhe Manzoni, also made in amber style – shows a new trend, going towards natural winemaking, minimal interventions and international wine competitions that value those characteristics in wine?
2 more Platinum Awards for Slovenia
Platinum Awards also go for the cooperative KletBrdafor RibollaGiallaBagueri 2013 and Austrian winery with the vineyards in Slovenia, Gross for Colles 2015.
Most Gold Awards for Slovenia go to the Goriška Brda region
3 out of 4 Decanter Gold Awards go to the prized GoriškaBrda wine region. Marjan Simčić got Gold Award for the sweet wine made from dried Rebula (RibollaGialla) grapes – Leonardo 2011, Jakončić Winery for one of their premium red blends Carolina rdeča 2015 and Gašper wines for Pinot Grigio 2017.
The only Gold medal outside GoriškaBrda goes to Vino Kupljen Jeruzalem Svetinje Riesling Aldebaran 2017.
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