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GRAND PRIX VINEX

Riesling 2008 late harvest by MARCUSWINE TRADING a.s. was awarded the title Champion of 24th annual of GRAND PRIX VINEX

Riesling 2008 late harvest by MARCUSWINE TRADING a.s. was awarded the title Champion of 24th annual of GRAND PRIX VINEX

On 27th and 28th April 2017 the specialist judging of the 24th annual of the international wine competition GRAND PRIX VINEX took place at the National Wine Centre in Valtice. This evaluation by leading world wine tasters delivered a Champion, category winners and a raft of other awards for these exceptional wines. Gold and silver medals were awarded in accordance with the number of points attained by the best wines, while 21 of the wines even won grand gold medals. The public will have the opportunity to sample not only these prize-winning wines in the Brno Exhibition Centre on 20th and 21st May 2017.

The first unofficial results were announced during the press briefing at the conclusion of the tasting:
• Winner of category A1 (dry white wines): Chardonnay, 2016, late harvest, MORAVÍNO s.r.o., Valtice (Czech Republic)

• Winners of category A2 (semi-dry white wines) – with the same rating according to statute:
Ryzlink vlašský, 2015, late harvest, Vinařství Pavlov (Czech Republic)
Riesling Spätlese trocken – Edesheimer Rosengarten, 2016, Weingut Werner Anselmann (Deutschland)

CHAMPION and Winner of category A3 (semi-sweet white wines): Ryzlink rýnský, 2008, late harvest (wine region Morava/ Mikulovská wine sub-region / wine commune Strachotín/ Šusfeldy vineyard) – MARCUSWINE TRADING a.s./MegaProduction a.s. (Czech Republic)

• Winner of category B1 (dry rosé wines): Mátrai Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc Rosé, 2016, PDO, Bárdos és Fia Pincészet Bt. (Hungary)

• Winner of category B2 (rosé wines others): Cabernet Sauvignon rosé, 2016, kabinett wine – Pavel Binder (Czech Republic)

• Winner of category C1 (dry red wines) – Single Vineyard 1865 Carmenére, 2013, Viňa San Pedro (Chile), imported by Adveal s.r.o.

•Winner of category D (natural sweet wines): Sauvignon, 2015, straw wine – Vinařství Štěpán Maňák (Czech Republic)

• Winner of category E2 (sparkling wines): CHATEAU BZENEC BRUT, 2013, quality sparkling wine, 2013 – CHATEAU BZENEC, spol. s r.o. (Czech Republic)

The complete official competition results, including all the medals and other prizes awarded (e.g. the national winners for the highest-rated wines from individual countries, the best overall collection etc.) will be published in the official competition catalogue which will be available on the day of the public presentation of the best competition wines that takes place on 20th and 21st May 2017 in pavillion B at the Brno Exhibition Centre concurrently with the international sales exhibition by Minerals Brno.
The competition attracted 606 wines coming from 119 applicants from 9 wine-producing countries. Naturally the largest number of wines came from the Czech Republic, there were also representatives from Austria, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, France, Italy, Chile and Romania.
Wines were evaluated by international committees composed of the most renowned tasters. The wine judging was undertaken with the use of the ELWIS computer system especially developed by the National Wine Centre for the purpose of wine evaluation. In addition to tasters from the Czech Republic took part in juries wine tasters from Austria, Hungary, Great Britain and Australia.


About the competition


GRAND PRIX VINEX is a prestigious international wine competition whose aim is to assess wines at the highest professional level and to award the best European and world wines that have a presence on the central-European markets. The 2017 edition was the 24th.
The contest is organised by the National Wine Centre in conjunction with the BVV Traid Fairs Brno and the Czech Grape and Wine Producers Association. The competition came under the auspices of Regional county president of the South Moravian region, JUDr. Bohumil Šimek, and the Mayor of the City of Brno, Ing. Petr Vokřál. The organisation of the competition was supported by the Wine Fund of the Czech Republic and the competition partners: THERMOTECHNIKA BOHEMIA s.r.o., BS vinařské potřeby s.r.o., KÄRCHER spol. s r. o., VINOLOK, STILLUS s.r.o. (sklenicky.cz) and Carlsbad Mineral Water - Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s. (Aquila).
Media partners are SOMMELIER – Revue pro hotel a restaurant, Wine & Degustation, Vinařský obzor, Listy jižní Moravy, BRNO Business and Rádio Čas.


Prestigious awards and medals


Wines in the competition underwent the strictest appraisal ensuring only the very best could receive medals. Only silver, gold and grand gold medals were awarded whilst, concurrently, the number of points required to gain an award is set somewhat higher than at the majority of domestic events thus corresponding to international practice – silver medal minimum 84 points, gold medal minimum 87 points, grand gold medal minimum 90 points. This is a guarantee of the prestige in receiving a medal.
The competition's principal awards are "Champion", followed by the winners in the individual categories, the highest marked collection of wines and the national winners by countries that have entered a minimum of 10 wines. The producers of these wines receive a prestigious trophies in the form of a crystal-glass sculptures designed by world-famous artist Bořek Šípek and glass carafes with glasses while, in addition, the Champion receives a temperature-controlled wine cabinet from the competition's partner, the company THERMOTECHNIKA BOHEMIA.


Public presentation of the competition wines


Wines from the international wine competition GRAND PRIX VINEX 2017 will be presented to the general public on 20th and 21st May 2017 in pavillion B of the Brno Exhibition Centre as a part of the international sales exhibition Minerals Brno. All wines in receipt of a minimum of 82 points will be available for tasting. The official announcement of the results as well as handing out of the main awards will take place here. Saturday afternoon and the gala evening will be accompanied by dulcimer music and an entire weekend by presentations of food products.


Official website of the competition: www.grand-prix-vinex.cz

Contacts for media
• Ing. Pavel Krška, director, Národní vinařské centrum, o.p.s.
tel. 721 414 575, e-mail: pavel.krska@vinarskecentrum.cz
• Ing. Šárka Nádvorníková, project manager, Národní vinařské centrum, o.p.s.
tel. 602 769 743, e-mail: sarka.nadvornikova@vinarskecentrum.cz


Riesling 2008 late harvest by MARCUSWINE TRADING a.s. was awarded the title Champion of 24th annual of GRAND PRIX VINEX
Riesling 2008 late harvest by MARCUSWINE TRADING a.s. was awarded the title Champion of 24th annual of GRAND PRIX VINEX
Riesling 2008 late harvest by MARCUSWINE TRADING a.s. was awarded the title Champion of 24th annual of GRAND PRIX VINEX
Riesling 2008 late harvest by MARCUSWINE TRADING a.s. was awarded the title Champion of 24th annual of GRAND PRIX VINEX