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Vina Belje Cabernet Sauvignon Croatian winner in Bergamo

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Goldberg Merlot 2012 was awarded a gold medal at the international wine competition Emozioni dal Mondo, while Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 was declared  the best Croatian wine by the choice of journalist judges.

Vina Belje continued their successes at international competitions by receiving two new awards. The competition Emozioni dal Mondo: Merlot e Cabernet Insieme is the largest world competition of these two varieties,  it is held in the Italian city of Bergamo where Goldberg Merlot 2012 was awarded this year with gold medal for quality. As additional recognition, the Belje vinery won first prize awarded by journalists who declared Vina Belje Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 as the best Croatian wine showcased in Bergamo.

Emozioni dal Mondo is a wine exposition that specializes in varieties Merlot and Cabernet, and was held from 15th to 17th October.

“The gold medal for our Goldberg Merlot is yet another confirmation of top quality of red wines coming from Baranya, a region that itself is becoming internationally renowned as a terroir for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We are especially pleased for the recognition that our Cabernet Sauvignon received from journalists because this is proof of good reputation that Vina Belje hold with a wider wine audience.”, said Suzana Zovko, an oenologist in Vina Belje.

The specific character of Goldberg Merlot comes from selected dried berries nurtured in barrels made from Slavonian oak and the silence of a century old cellar. Wine itself is modern and dynamic, has a full body and highlighted fruity flavor. A long lasting harmonious fullness of flavor is what makes it unique. Cabernet Sauvignon is a traditional, soft and warm wine that perfectly balances its fruity and spicy side.

Awards received in Bergamo confirm that Baranya and Podunavlje subregion have high potential for producing exquisite authentic wines that impress even the world renowned experts.  Guests from France who visited recently visited Baranya and Belje said that the terroir gives Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that can only be compared with the ones originating from the Bordeaux region, a claim with which local wine experts, journalists and sommeliers agree.