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Meneghetti Val Gambalera vintage 2015 the best rated Croatian wine at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

In addition to the grand gold for Meneghetti winery for Val Gambalera from 2015, Croatia won 23 gold and 27 silver medals at the most prestigious world wine evaluation, and Vinistra confirmed itself as a great organiser.

The Istrian wine Val Gambalera from 2015 of the Meneghetti winery won the grad gold at the prestigious international Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which was hosted by Vinistra from May 11 to 14. Along with the medal of the highest brilliance, this excellent wine also won the title of the best-rated wine from Croatia.

Let's remind you that among the 7,504 wine samples that arrived from all over the world for evaluation at the Žatika hall in Poreč, 220 of them arrived from Croatia, of which 150 from Istria.

23 Croatian wineries were awarded with gold, among them as many as 14 Istrian wines - Castello Festigia from 2020, Agrolaguna, Palun Cuvee 2020 and Merlot 2020, wineries Marčeta, Kabola Amfora Malvazija 2020, Vivoda Malvazija Istria 2022, Simminor 2018 and Fuga. 2019 Dobravac wines, Malvazija Istarska from 2022, OPG Poleis, Živolić Melot from 2021, Dešković Chardonnay barrique from 2021, Degrassi Terre Bianche Cuvee Rouge Riserva from 2013, Poletti Cabernet Sauvignon from 2016, Familia Deklić from 2016. Vina Deklić and Fakin Chardonnay from 2022.

Gold also arrived in Kvarner, it was won by Anton Katunar for Žlahtina Saint Lucia from 2022, and four golds went to Slavonia and Hrvatsko Podunavlje - Kutjeva d.d. for Maximo Nero from 2019, Belja Plus for Frankovka from 2009, Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot from 2020 and Goldberg Chardonnay vintage 2006. Four golds also went to Dalmatian wineries - Grabovac for Syrah Riserva from 2020, Badela 1862 for Korlat Merlot. Eco from 2019 and Korlat Supreme from 2015, and Vinarstva Prović for Dux from 2019.

Of the 27 silver medals won by Croatian wineries, again the largest number, 15 of them, were won by Istrian wines - Vicinim's Malvazija Istarska 2022 OPG Marko Bernobić, Malvazija Venka 2019 Marčeta winery, Malvazija Istarska 2022 AB vina - Anđela Brčića , Amfora Muskat Momjanski 2020 Kabola winery, Benvenutije Malvazija Livio Benvenuti from 2021, Sonata Riserva from 2020 Dobravac wines, Malvazija Istarska from 2022 Robi Damijanić, Agrolaguna Malvazija Istarska Festigia from 2022, Vina Laguna Malvazija Istarska 2022 and Malvazija Istarska Festigia Riserva Vižinada from 2016, then two Malvazijas from Istrian winery Deklić from 2021, WM Malvazija 365 from 2022 MonteIstra wines, Fakin Teran Il Primo from 2019, Ipša Santa Elena White from 2019 and Kadum Malvazija Istarska from 2022.

In Kvarner, the silver medal went to Ivan Katunar for Sansigot 2018, and from Slavonia and Croatian Podunavlia silver was won by Galić Sauvignon Blanc from 2022, Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 and Merlot 2020 from Belja, Badel Vezak Sauvignon from 2021 and Martin Albus for Frankovka 2018 PP Orahovice; from Dalmatia Crljenak Miljas from 2020, Kairos Crljenak from 2016, Korta Katarina Pošip The American White from 2021, Badel Korlat Cabernet Sauvignon from 2019 and Pošip Hvar Hills from 2022.

At the jubilee 30th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Vinistra, the association of winegrowers and winemakers of Istria, confirmed itself as a top organiser, 320 judges stayed on the Istrian peninsula and during the world's largest judging, they visited numerous wineries, as well as the biggest tourist attractions of Istria.