Sauvignon 2015 late harvest by MORAVÍNO winery from Valtice was awarded the title Champion of 23rd annual of GRAND PRIX VINEX
On 3rd and 4th May 2016 the specialist judging of the 23rd 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 15 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 21st and 22nd May 2016.
The first unofficial results were announced during the press briefing at the conclusion of the tasting:
• CHAMPION and Winner of category A1 (dry white wines): Sauvignon, 2015, late harvest, MORAVÍNO s.r.o., Valtice (Czech Republic)
• Winner of category A2 (semi-dry white wines): Ryzlink rýnský, 2013, kabinett wine, DAVINUS s.r.o., Rudná (Czech Republic)
• Winner of category A3 (semi-sweet white wines): Veltlínské zelené, 2015, kabinett wine, Střední vinařská škola Valtice, Valtice (Czech Republic)
• Winner of category B2 (rosé wines others): Cabernet Sauvignon rosé, late harvest, 2015, Víno Tichý s.r.o., Rybníky (Czech Republic)
• Winner of category C1 (dry red wines) – Zuccardi Q serie Malbec 2012 (Argentina), imported by Adveal s.r.o.
•Winner of category D (natural sweet wines): Riesling, 2015, Beerenauslese, Weingut Werner Anselmann, Edesheim (Germany)
• Winner of category F (sparkling wines): Bohemia Sekt Prestige Chardonnay brut, 2013, BOHEMIA SEKT s.r.o., Starý Plzenec (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 collections etc.) will be published in the official competition catalogue which will be made available on the day of the public presentation of the best competing wines that takes place on 21st and 22nd May 2016 in pavillion B of the Brno Exhibition Centre concurrently with the exhibition Minerals Brno.
The competition attracted 591 wines coming from 100 applicants and 16 wine-producing countries from across the globe. Naturally the largest number of wines came from the Czech Republic , there were also representatives from Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Argentina, France, Hungary, Chile, USA, Republic of South Africa, Moldova, Greece, Croatia, Russia, Romania and Poland.
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 Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Great Britain.
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 2016 edition was the 23rd.
The contest is organised by the National Wine Centre, o.p.s. in conjunction with the BVV Traid Fairs Brno and the Czech Grape and Wine Producers Association. The competition came under the auspices of the Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, Ing. Marian Jurečka, Regional county president of the South Moravian region, JUDr. Michal Hašek, 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., Carlsbad Mineral Water - Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s., BS vinařské potřeby s.r.o. and Šlechtitelská stanice vinařská Velké Pavlovice, a.s.
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 cup designed by world-famous artist Bořek Šípek 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 will be presented to the general public on 21st and 22nd May 2016 in pavillion B of the Brno Exhibition Centre as part of the international sales exhibition Minerals Brno. All wines in receipt of a minimum of 80 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. This will be followed by a gala evening accompanied by a full programme of dulcimer music and an entire weekend of presentations of food products.
Official website of the competition: www.grand-prix-vinex.cz
Contacts for media
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