Fanagoria wines were awarded two gold, seven silver and one bronze medals at the international tasting competition “2018 Russian Union of Viticulturists & Winemakers’ Cup” held last week in the framework of the 8th annual all-Russia Winemakers Summit in Abrau Durso. The Russian winemaking industry considers this contest judged by the world’s leading wine experts as the most authoritative wine event in the country.
Our gold medalists:
The sliver medalists:
- Red dry wine 101 Shades of Red Saperavi 2016, Protected Appellation of Origin Sennoi;
- Red dry oaked wine 101 Shades of Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2015;
- White dry oaked wine 100 Shades of White Chardonnay 2016;
- Sparkling wine Fanagoria Extra Brut White 2014;
- White dry oaked wine Cru Lermont Chardonnay 2016, Protected Appellation of Origin Sennoi;
- Red dry wine Autochthon Krasnostop 2016, Protected Geographic Indication Kuban. Taman Peninsula.
The bronze medalist:
- White sparkling wine Blanc de Blancs Brut 2017, Protected Geographic Indication Kuban. Taman Peninsula.
Petr Romanishin, Fanagoria Director General: “We have been awarded with medals in all significant nominations: red and white still wines, and sparkling wines, which proves that we are worthily developing all these directions. I congratulate all my colleagues on these excellent results!”
The jury panel of the contest consisted of a team of leading international wine experts:
- Oz Clarke, UK – author of a dozen bestselling books, regularly republished in 11 languages, acknowledged as one of the best tasters among wine writers.
- Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Belgium – OIV’s expert in Spanish wines, holds an agricultural engineer’s degree and master’s degree in viticulture and oenology, wine columnist of several Spanish and Belgic magazines.
- Essi Avellan MW, Finland – the first Master of Wine in Finland, a competent expert on champagne wines, editor-in-chief of the FINE Champagne, the only magazine in the world fully dedicated to champagne wines, expert of Decanter and The World of Fine Wine.
- Darrel Joseph, Austria – an independent wine expert on Central and East European Wines.
- Dr. József Kosárka, Hungary – one of the most highly esteemed wine critics in Central Europe, member of the Board of the Hungarian Sommeliers Association and the Hungarian Academy of Wines, co-chair of the Hungarian branch of the Circle of Wine Writers, member of the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV).