Romanian wines won 18 medals at the Mundus Vini world competition in Germany, one of the most important worldwide, this year in its 31st edition, announced the representatives of a national program to promote Romanian wine.
Out of the 79 registered samples, the Romanian wine producers won 10 gold and 8 silver medals.
Thus, Domeniile Avereşti, Wines of Romania partner, won the Best in Show title, as well as 2 gold medals for 2 of the most appreciated wines from the 2022 harvest: Feteasca Regală and Busuioaca de Avereşti Diamond Selection. The most awarded Romanian producer, Cramele Recaş, received 2 gold medals (Solo Quinta 2021 and Speis & Trank Pinot Grigio) and 5 silver medals (Speis & Trank Romanien Merlot, Speis & Trank Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Sole rose, Cocoş Viognier and Richtig Frett Chardonnay), according to Agerpres.
“Wine has always been a very complex and dynamic field, for which Romania is prepared – our wines are extraordinarily good, made from rare, unique varieties, which deserve to be known both nationally and internationally. Participation in one of the most important wine competitions in the world, Mundus Vini, and winning 18 medals for authentic Romanian wines represented another step in placing our wine on the international map of quality wine and transforming it into a country brand,” he said Mircea Niculescu, Senior Wine Buyer, Carrefour Romania.
During this year’s edition, which took place between September 1-4, 2022, in Neustadt, there was also an exclusive event, for the first time, divided into 2 complementary actions: an introductory masterclass and a wine tasting experience top, from both Romanian and international varieties, recognized for their authentic character.
“The introductory masterclass was dedicated to local varieties and was supported by Marinela Ardelean, international wine expert, founder of Wines of Romania and ambassador of the Open Romanian Wine program. 6 local Romanian varieties were presented – Fetească regală, Fetească albă, Fetească neagra, Busuioacă de Bohotin, Zghihara de Huşi and Busuioacă de Bohotin, and the jurors were impressed by the 28 wines, some part of the program Deschidem Vinul Românesc, presented during the tasting supported by Marinela Ardelean”, states the quoted source.
The wine tasting took place at the Wines of Romania (WoR) initiative, with the support of Carrefour, a strategic partner of Wines of Romania, the first retailer in Romania to dedicate a special in-store project exclusively to wines created by local producers – Deschidem Vinul Românesc, and the others WoR partners: Avereşti Domains, SERVE Winery, Vintruvian Estates (Via Viticola and Prince Matei Domains), Gramofon Winery and Jidvei.
The wines awarded at the 31st edition of the Mundus Vini competition come from 33 renowned wine regions and were tasted and professionally evaluated by a jury of 130 experts – importers, oenologists, sommeliers, wine producers and journalists . From the selection of awarded wines, 23 received the highest distinction – Grand Gold, 980 wines received the Gold medal for their extraordinary quality, and the Silver award was given to 671 varieties. Like last year’s edition, Italy was again the country with the most awards, totaling 413 medals. Spain followed closely behind with 334 medals, and Germany ranked 3rd with 192 awards.
Mundus Vini is one of the largest and most important wine competitions worldwide, which annually brings together more than 11,000 wines from all over the world, from the most important wine regions.
Deschidem Vinul Românesc is a long-term national program, developed by Carrefour Romania, with the mission of supporting the Romanian wine industry and putting Romania on the international wine map.
The Wines of Romania project is a digital universe dedicated to Romanian wines, wine lovers, buyers, producers and investors from all over the world.