Saturday, June 3, 2017

Georgia wins 2 Platinum, 2 Gold, and 64 other medals at Decanter World Wine Awards

03.06.2017 (Hvino News). The 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) results were officially announced recently. 68 Georgian wines have been awarded in this year's competition, which is just a bit more than last year's result (66 total awards).

However, quality of awards has progressed significantly compared to previous years.

For the first time, two Georgian wines were awarded with the highest Platinum awards: Château Mukhrani's Réserve Royale Saperavi 2012 was awarded with Platinum medal as "Best Georgian Red", while Maranuli's Barrel Selected Ostkhanuri Sapere 2015 was awarded as "Best Value Georgian Red". (At the Platinum tastings, different price levels are taken into account. Wines with a retail price of under £15 are judged in ‘best value’ categories, while those over £15 contend for premium categories).

List of 2017 Georgian  Platinum, Gold, and Silver winners follows below:

  • Bagrationi 1882 Bagrationi Finest 2015
  • Château Mukhrani Réserve Royale Goruli Mtsvane 2013
  • JSC Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 2016
  • JSC Telavi Wine Cellar Marani 2014
  • JSC Telavi Wine Cellar Marani Semi Sweet 2015
  • JSC Telavi Wine Cellar Satrapezo Saperavi 2014
  • Lukasi Family Reserve Saperavi 2014
Georgian wines also have been awarded with Bronze (36 wines) and Commended (21 wines) awards. For the full list, see DWWA results page.

Last year, Georgia's achievement at DWWA was much more modest: just Silver, Bronze, and Commended awards. 

All the wines at DWWA are blind tasted against their peers and by experts in a particular region or style. Gold medal winners then go on to compete for Platinum medals. Wines securing a Platinum medal in this round are then judged against their peers globally at a special tasting to decide the Platinum Best in Show medals.

Two-hundred-and-nineteen expert judges, including 65 Masters of Wine and 20 Master Sommeliers, rewarded examples of excellence in classic wines at 2017's DWWA.

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