8 wines of Armenia from the portfolio of the “New Wine Company” received high awards of the International tasting contest “South Russia”, which ended on April 24 in Krasnodar. The greatest impression on judges, among which were experts from France, Australia, Bulgaria, Russia.
The contest “South Russia” was held in Krasnodar within the framework of the largest specialized Russian wine exhibition “Vinorus”. In total, more than 270 samples from Russia, Armenia, Bulgaria, France, Moldova, Abkhazia were submitted for the competition.
Jury were international judges Brett Crittenden (Australia), Michel Garnero (France), Nicoletta Dikova (Bulgaria), leading wine experts and journalists of Russia.
The competition is held according to the standards of the World Organization of Grape and Wine (OIV). Wines are scored on a 100-point scale by three commissions of experts. This year, the VINORUS Exhibition, within the framework of which the contest was held, was visited by the President of the OIV, Mrs. Monica Christman, who appreciated the growth of the quality of wines in the post-Soviet space.
Armenians wines from the NWC portfolio were awarded a whole collection of awards following the results of the competition. 8 medals were awarded to the judges of the best samples of national winemaking. At the same time, according to OIV standards, the awards at the competition can be received for more than 30% of the submitted wines.
As often at international competitions, the jury’s high judgments have been made by wines made in accordance with the trends of world enology by wine consultants from Europe and the New World. Gold medals were awarded to red wines Karas and Karas Reserve, white Karas wine, and red wine Outot from Areni Black from the French oenologist Didier Cornillon was also awarded with “gold”. Silver medals were awarded to the red wines of Van Ardi, Voskeni, Zorah from the indigenous varieties of Armenian grapes.
A bronze medal was a sparkling wine from Muscat Ottonel from the Karas brand.
The experts of the jury of the tasting contest especially noted the overall high level of Armenia’s wines, the professionalism of the oenologists and the uniqueness of the indigenous grapes.