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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 MEDALIn 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.

 

Awarded wines:

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 microlocationsThe 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.

Check out all the awarded wines from Decanter 2022 –> Awarded wines

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.

Gold winners

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.

Winners:
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.

The 2021 harvest at the Klet Brda Winery has officially started on 7th September, although grapes for sparkling wines were harvested before that.

This year, the harvest in Brda came a week later compared to the average of the last years, when we started picking grapes for sparkling wines at the end of August. The delay was caused by the late blooming of vines in spring, which coincidentally meant that the vines were not damaged during frost, unlike many fruit trees.

We are expecting this vintage to be of great quality and its quantity comparable to other years. The family winegrowers of Klet Brda, the largest producer and exporter of Slovenian wines, are expected to bring in approximately 7,600 tons of grapes, a normal annual amount for the Winery.

The four hundred families, members of the winery cooperative, will have finished most of the harvest by the beginning of October, while late varieties and some other special varieties will remain in the vineyards until the end of October.

If the weather remains favourable, we believe that this year’s grapes will be of good quality. We hope for moderately warm and dry weather with temperatures not exceeding 27 degrees, as the final quality of grapes depends on the weather during the harvest.

Darinko Ribolica, oenologist at the Klet Brda Winery, said: “Winegrowers were happy to see the temperatures lower, as this provides favourable conditions for vines and harvesters. Lower temperatures during the nights allow the grapes to develop better aromas. The first harvested varieties have a distinctive fruitiness, adequate acidity, and moderate alcohol content. If the weather remains good in September, we can look forward to a great 2021 vintage.”

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