At the 18th international confrontation of the world’s best Muscats wines, Muscats du Monde, held 4 and 5 of July 2018 in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the city of Frontignan-la-Peyrade, France, Fanagoria’s Muscat Ottonel Brut 2017 was awarded a silver medal.
According to the organisers, Muscats du Monde is founded on a single conviction: distinctive marks of quality are the key to the differentiation and thus to the promotion of medal-winning wines in a highly competitive and often confusing marketplace, highlighting the complexity and aromatic richness of Muscat varieties.
Muscats du Monde 2018 brought together 212 still and sparkling Muscats wines from 23 countries, judged by a panel of more than 55 international experts, oenologists, vintners, and wine writers.
According to the OIV regulations, medals may be awarded to no more than 33% of the presented samples. Thus, 24 gold and 46 silver medals were given to the best Muscats this time coming from 19 countries: France, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria and others.
“It was Fanagoria’s third participation in the competition (in the past, we participated in 2014 and 2015), and for the first time our sparkling Muscat Ottonel won a silver medal,” noted Alexander Beryozov, Head Sparkling Winemaker of Fanagoria Estate Winery. “I would also like to emphasise that the wine we presented was a brut, which is a rare occasion with Muscats.”
According to the Asti Spumante technology applied to craft this wine, it underwent only one fermentation, not two as it is the case with most sparkling wines.
It is also worth noting that the Muscats du Monde was the second prizegiving event for Fanagoria Muscat Ottonel 2017: earlier, it got another silver medal at Mundus Vini, Berlin.
More about results of the contest see at: http://www.muscats-du-monde.com/Pict/Pdf/presse/CP_2018_en.pdf
Photo by: Polina Kapelyush