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Merlot Bagueri Superior 2013 wins best wine at the Mondial des Vins Extrêmes wine competition in Valle d’Aosta, Italy

At the Mondial des Vins Extrêmes wine competition in Valle d’Aosta, Italy, involving wines produced in regions characterised by extreme conditions for cultivation, Klet Brda’s 2013 Bagueri Superior Merlot was evaluated the best wine of the competition. At this niche event Klet Brda won a total of five medals.

At the Mondial des Vins Extrêmes only wines from vineyards grown on steep slopes and terraces over 500 metres above sea level or remote islands may participate.  These are territories where most of the work is done by hand, which is also why the terroir is so intensely expressed. Although such winegrowing regions, including Brda, represent only 0.5% of the 3.5 million hectares of European vineyards, the wines they give have a sensory profile clearly indicating their origin and are exceptional in this sense.

Among over 700 participating samples, Klet Brda’s 2013 Bagueri Superior Merlot received a Grand Gold Medal and was selected the best wine of the competition. It convinced the jury with its intensity and the juicy and fruity aroma, reminiscent of plum jam and fruits of the forest, rounded with a note of vanilla, developed during maturation in the best oak barrels. Gold Medals also went to Klet Brda’s 2016 Quercus Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Krasno Ribolla Gialla and 2013 Markiz. The 2013 Selection Sparkling Moscato and the 2016 Krasno Pinot Noir received Silver Medals.

Growing grape vines on terraces, cut by the determined winegrowers in the typical marly soil of Brda, is a clear example of viticulture from which authentic and unique wines, so much different from the massive production on the flat plains, originate. Klet Brda actively promotes heroic viticulture, including by participating in such competitions that unite producers from “extreme” regions in their efforts to make buyers understand the qualities of sustainable viticulture producing “sincere” wines.

Published on 21. 8. 2018 categorised in:

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