The results are in for the 48th National Wine Competition Vino Slovenija, which took place in Gornja Radgona Slovenia.
With 2 champion titles, 5 gold medals, and 15 silver medals, Klet Brda has reaffirmed the consistent quality of its wines. Excelling at this year’s competition, was Cabernet Sauvignon Bagueri 2018 which was awarded the highest title of Champion. Among the wines with the highest scores are also Chardonnay Bagueri 2018 and Rebula Bagueri 2019, recipients of gold medals asserting the premium quality of the Baqueri line, which year after year excels at domestic and international wine competitions, receiving the most medals.
Cabernet Sauvignon Bagueri 2018 impressed the evaluators in Gornja Radgona with its deep ruby red colour with purple hues, distinct aroma of blackcurrant, plum jam, cocoa, and chocolate, and a velvety full-bodied taste with sweet tanins, which combined with the aroma of vanilla create an extremely harmonious and complex wine. Grapes for Cabernet Sauvignon Bagueri 2018 were picked manually in terraced vineyards with SW and SE position. Fermentation took place in French barriques barrels. The wine then matured in French barriques barrels for at least 24 months.
Cabernet Sauvignon Bagueri 2018 – Champion
Chardonnay Bagueri 2018 – gold medal
Rebula Bagueri 2019 – gold medal
Pinot Noir Quercus 2019 – silver medal
Pinot Grigio Ramato Bagueri 2020 – silver medal
Merlot Quercus 2020 – silver medal
Krasno White blend 2021 – silver medal
Sauvignonasse Quercus 2021 – silver medal
Pinot Grigio Quercus 2021 – silver medal
Rebula Krasno 2020 – silver medal
Chardonnay Quercus 2021 – silver medal
Quercus red selection 2020 – silver medal
Pinot Grigio Ramato is perfect for wine lovers who expect more from their Pinot Grigio.
This wine is produced with a special method, which gives it its unique copper colour, called by Friulian locals “ramato” (rame is Italian for copper). Ramato refers to the production method unique to the Pinot Grigio variety, which was developed in the middle of the 19th century, in Italy. Produced in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region for over centuries, this variety has, as one of the first international varieties, found its second home in Brda.
Pinot Grigio is a white variety, which derives from Pinot Noir, but differs from it with its unique greyish pink skin. After being pressed at the winery, grapes are left in contact with skins for 2 days. This maceration gives the wine its tactile texture, richer and fuller taste, and coppery hues. Because of its specific structure, this wine can be paired with different dishes, such as prosciutto, seafood, white meat, and Asian food.
At this year’s 19th Decanter World Wine Awards 15 of our submitted wines received a medal which is an amazing success. Our wine Rebula Bagueri Superior 2018 received 95 points and was awarded a GOLD MEDAL. In addition, we received bronze and silver medals for 9 of our brands (A Plus, De Baguer, Krasno and Quercus), a medal for wine Krasno Sauvignon Blanc / Ribolla Gialla which we sell in the UK market and also for wines of Schumacher brand. With this success Klet Brda affirms its constant quality not only in the premium segments but also for wines which are fresh and easily available.
Each medal is its own story, however in international business consistent wine quality is that one important asset which sets wineries apart. Each year our wines win high medals at all important international wine competitions which is a proof of their consistent quality. Each bottle of our wine is the result of devoted work from our farmers, members of Klet Brda cooperative, and our team of cellar men and winemaker.
Rebula Bagueri superior 2018
A plus belo 2017
de Baguer Merlot-Cabernet Franc 2017
Single Vineyard Merlot 2018
Krasno Sauvignon Blanc-Ribolla Gialla 2021
Schumacher Cabernet Franc 2018
Schumacher Pinot Noir 2018
Krasno White 2020
Rebula Quercus 2021
Pinot Grigio Quercus 2021
Bagueri Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Krasno Red 2020
Schumacher Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Quercus Red Selection 2020
Pinot Bianco Quercus 2021
The 2018 Ribolla Bagueri Superior by Klet Brda won the gold medal at the prestigious British Decanter World Wine Awards competition.
Sustainable cultivation in selected microlocations: The grapes for the 2018 Ribolla Bagueri Superior were grown in four selected vineyards in Neblo, Višnjevik, Medana and Cerovo which best suit this variety–i.e. located on the sunlit tops of the hills. The grapevines thrive in the typical marly soil of Brda, which is reflected in the wine’s pronounced mineral touch. These vineyards are ideally aged between 15 and 30 years, covered with grass, provided with proper nutrition and cultivated according to sustainable methods.
Sophisticated work in the cellar: The Ribolla Bagueri Superior fermented, and matured for the first six months, in selected French barrique barrels. Then it was left to mature in huge elliptical Slavonian oak barrels, the specific shape of which, together with the characteristics of the oak wood, enables the wines to best express the Brda terroir. The process of battônage (the periodic stirring of the lees during wine maturation) emphasises the creamy texture and the intensity of the flavour, while malolactic fermentation provides for the desired softness and a pleasant buttery flavour.
The road to the medal The DWWA judges are internationally renowned experts. The wines entered into the competition are divided in several categories, primarily based on the region of origin, and assessed individually. The judges are informed of the region, style and price rage of the wines, but they are not made aware of their trademarks. The best-rated wines within each category, rated under an acknowledged 100-point system, win medals.
Coming back after a two-year break, this year’s Heroes of the Vineyards cycling marathon took place on Saturday, 4th June 2022. By organising this event, Klet Brda helps to promote Brda and the Cherry Festival among cycling enthusiasts and other visitors. Like in the previous years, the participants of this year’s marathon cycled to Brda for a good cause, as part of the money from the entry fees will be dedicated to rehabilitation of individuals who suffer from late onset of blindness or visual impairment on a personal level, which is carried out by the intermunicipal association of the blind and visually impaired of Nova Gorica.
The 108 km long recreational marathon started at 8:30 am in Ljubljana and continued through Vrhnika, Logatec, and over Črni vrh. After a stop in Ajdovščina, at Fructal, the cyclists continued their ride towards Nova Gorica and over Sabotin to Brda, crossing the finish line at the organiser’s headquarters in Dobrovo at 13:30 pm.
This year, 765 cyclists from all over Slovenia attended the marathon. At the finish line, Klet Brda awards special prizes to the oldest and the youngest participant, as well as to the largest family or club attending the marathon. The largest club this year was the Omega Air cycling club, followed by the Brda cycling club, the Mahle cycling club, and Meblo Jogi cycling club.
Merlot Bagueri Superior 2017 from the Klet Brda wins a grand gold medal at the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Belgium.
Grapes for merlot Bagueri Superior 2017 were grown in selected vineyards of optimal age (between 10 and 25 years), which are grassed, properly nourished and processed according to the methods of sustainable production.
The vines grow in typical Brda soil “opoka”, which is reflected in the wine with a pronounced mineral note. The wine fermented in selected French barrique barrels, where it also matured 24 months before it was bottled.
Our sparkling wine Bagueri rosé, produced by the traditional method, won a silver medal at the International Rose Championship. Rejoice with us, let the bubbles fill up our lives.
We are happy to inform you that at this years Salon Sauvignon 2022 our wine Cabernet Sauvignon Bagueri 2017 won a gold medal and the title of champion.
Cabernet Sauvignon Bagueri 2017 – Gold medal and champion
Sauvignon Blanc Bagueri 2019 – Gold medal
Cabernet Sauvignon Quercus 2020 – Gold medal
Sauvignon Blanc Quercus 2021 – Silver medal
We are happy to announce that at this year’s Vinalies® Internationales competition in France our wines Chardonnay Bagueri 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc Bagueri 2019 won a silver medal.
Created in 1994, the Vinalies® Internationales Competition has become one of the major events in France. It is a major event in terms of its longevity, but also in terms of its renown. Vinalies is characterized by a jury of 130 tasters composed of specialists in sensorial analysis from around the world. We are proud that our Bagueri wines also convinced such a demanding jury.
Bagueri is one of the most popular premium wine brands in Slovenia, that receives awards on domestic and international wine competitions each year. This year Bagueri brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Back in 1992, Klet Brda created a visionary and daring brand of premium wines Bageri, cultivated on selected vineyards in Goriška Brda. Bagueri soon became one of the most popular wine brands in Slovenia.