Fanagoria Gets Eight Medals in Vienna

At the recently held Austrian Wine Challenge (AWC) 2017, that reportedly sets “the benchmark for the renowned wine tasting competitions in the world”, Fanagoria Estate Winery received 4 gold and 4 silver medals (our result in 2016 was 3 gold and 3 silver medals).

Fanagoria has participated in AWC five times. In 2011, the Winery won 2 gold and 6 silver medals. In 2012, the result was 1 gold, 6 silver medals and 2 seals of approval – and the title of the Best National Producer of the Year. In 2014, Fanagoria received 2 gold, 6 silver medals and 1 seal of approval.

Here is the list of our prizewinning wines:

The lowest scores were 90/100 for a gold medal and 87/100 for a silver medal.

It is noteworthy that last year’s gold winners from the premium extension line A Hundred Shades (Cabernet and Saperavi) once again proved their high status. As for Saperavi, it repeated its success achieved in London earlier this year, when it was awarded a platinum medal at the Decanter tasting contest. Another success was the gold medal of the Muscat Ottonel Brut (and an unusual thing it was for a Muscat wine to be made as brut).

Cru Lermont Chardonnay proved its silver medal, as did the three novices of the contest – Cru Lermont Riesling and Pinot Noir, and Kagor (the first Fanagoria wine assigned the status of protected geographical indication).

Valentina Popandopulo, Fanagoria Quality Director: “The 2015 vintage was very good, this is why so many wines of that vintage showed excellent results. I am pleased that our young sparkling Muscat Ottonel get such a high award, performing at an international contest for the first time”.

Oksana Nesheva, White Winemaker: “This was a real victory! Winemaking is a colossal and hard everyday work of the whole team, that encompasses everything – tears, nerves, but also happiness and ardour. Every award is an assessment of our work, which is why our souls today are soaring into the sky from joy”.

We congratulate Fanagoria team on their new victory!

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