Gaj Traminer 2009 Wins Gold at Vinalies Internationales 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Zagreb, 14 March 2011 –Gaj Traminer 2009is the only Croatian wine that won agold medal this year at the most important international wine competition Vinalies Internationales Paris 2011 held 25 February to 1 March 2011. In addition to the gold-winningGaj Traminer 2009 from Podrum Mladina, the following wines wonsilver medals:Cabernet Sauvignon Barrique 2007 from Podrumi Belje,Festigia Castello 2009 from Agrolaguna, andPrincipovac Traminer 2008 andPrincipovac Graševina 2008, both from Iločki Podrumi. The Vinalies Internationales 2011 wine competition, organized by the French Union of Enologists, is held in Paris according to the rules of The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). The jury comprises 100 international judges and the awarded wines will be published in the 1000 Vins de Monde (1000 Wines of the World) book. A gold medal at this extremely important wine competition, which wine connoisseurs consider to be the most professional and competent one, has particularly great significance. Gaj Traminer, 2009 harvest, is a semisweet wine with 16.0 vol. % alcohol and a powerful distinctive aroma of a flowery and fruity character, where the smells of rose, apricot, peach and honey intertwine. The wine has a full and very harmonious taste that remains in the mouth for a long time. It has a nice elegant light yellow color, a soft and subtle aroma, and a harmonious and elegant soft-structure taste with alcohol finely incorporated in the body. This complex and very substantive wine comes from the Plešivica-Okić winegrowing region, namely from the excellent winegrowing position Gaj covering 15 ha, including 2 ha of Traminer marketed under the Gaj brand. The vineyard in Gaj was planted in 1997 and is characterized by excellent environmental conditions of grape production, such as its excellent exposure to the sun, the soil, and specific microclimatic conditions. Podrum Mladina aims to become a boutique winery, its Gaj and Zlatni Gaj brands guaranteeing premium wines. Gaj Traminer 2009 was bottled in 4120 bottles.