Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Decanter Asia Wine Awards: 20 Georgian winners announced

24.10.2012 (Hvino News) The first Decanter Asia Wine Awards, a sister competition to the Decanter World Wine Awards, attracted 2,249 wines from 42 wine regions. 20 Georgian wines received prestigious medals of Decanter Asia.

Two "Gold Best Value" Medal winners are:

  • Mtsvane, Khareba, 2011
  • Tsinandali, Wine Man, 2010

One Silver Medal winner is:
  • Krakhuna, Khareba, 2011

Three "Silver Best Value" Medal winners are:
  • Saperavi, Askaneli Brothers, 2011
  • Saperavi, Wine Man, 2010
  • Saperavi, Besini, 2011

Six Georgian wines are winners of Bronze Medal:
  • Saperavi, Tbilvino, 2011
  • Mukuzani, Askaneli Brothers, 2010
  • Saperavi Special Reserve, Tbilvino, 2010 
  • Mukuzani Dry Red, Wine Man, 2009
  • Chateau Marko Saperavi Premium Gold, Khareba, 2009
  • In Vino Veritas, Khareba, 2008

Eight Georgian wines are winners of "Commended" Medal:
  • Saperavi-Muscat, Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking, 2011
  • Kindzmarauli, Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking, 2011
  • Mukuzani, Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking, 2011
  • Saperavi, Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking, 2011
  • Tsitska, Khareba, 2011
  • Rosé, Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking, 2011
  • Mukuzani Special Reserve, Tbilvino, 2010
  • Mukuzani, Tbilvino, 2009  

The wines were judged in Hong Kong in September by a team of Asia’s leading experts under the joint chairmanship of Steven Spurrier and Jeannie Cho Lee MW, and vice chairs Gerard Basset MS MW, CH’NG Poh Tiong, Michael Hill-Smith MW AM, Andrew Jefford, and Shinya Tasaki. There were 1482 red wines entered, 713 white wines, and 54 rosés, along with the other main styles such as sweet wines, sparkling and fortified. Eighty-four percent of the entrants won a medal.

Additionally, Wine Man Tsinandali won Decanter's Regional Trophy ("Central & Eastern European White Regional Best Value Trophy"). Read more: Wine Man Tsinandali 2010 receives Central & Eastern European White Regional Best Value Trophy at Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012.

The Decanter Asia Wine Awards competition is open to any wine that is commercially available anywhere in the world, but priority is given to those wines already present in the Asian market.

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