Bagueri Merlot 2016 and Bagueri Sauvignon Blanc 2017 received gold medals at this year’s 23rd Mondial des Vins Extrêmes, held in the Aosta Valley, in Italy.
Mondial des Vins Extrêmes is an international wine competition which features only wines from regions with extreme conditions for viticulture – steep slopes, terraces at over three hundred meters above sea level, and remote islands. These demanding conditions, although requiring more manual work, translate into wines with a more pronounced terroir. Among these wine growing areas, which represent only 0.5 % of the 3.5 million hectares of European vineyards, is also the Brda region.
This year’s competition was attended by winemakers from 19 European countries as well as winemakers from Armenia, Chile, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey. Competing against over 700 samples, Bagueri Merlot 2016 and Bagueri Sauvignon Blanc 2017 each received a gold medal. Bagueri Merlot convinced the evaluators with its intensity and fruity aroma reminiscent of plum jam and forest fruits with a hint of vanilla, which results from fermentation in the oak barrels of the highest quality. On the other hand, Bagueri Sauvignon Blanc impressed with its varietal and multi-faceted aroma and silky medium-bodied taste.
Cultivation of vines on terraces, shaped into the typical Brda marl by the tenacious local winegrowers, is a good example of “heroic viticulture”, which produces authentic and unique wines, mainly due to the demanding landscape, so different from flatland vineyards.
Published on 7. 9. 2020 categorised in: News