World gold medal for Graševina from Podrumi Belje
Sep 21, 2009
At the world wine rating, Mundus VINI, the supreme Graševina from Podrumi Belje was the best rated wine from Croatia and won the gold medal
Mundus VINI is the greatest international, officially acclaimed wine rating under the patronage of OIV and it has been organized for the last eight years in Germany in the city of Neustadt. Year after year this wine rating includes a greater and greater number of samples at the world level, and this year 5,726 samples of wine from all the wine regions in the world were included. The 2009 expert team was made up of 275 members, including the most world renowned wine experts, sommeliers, scientists, wine journalists and representatives of the wines that came in from 45 countries. Several Croatian producers competed with their chosen wines against the most eminent world producers of wine. Out of the Croatian wines,Podrumi Beljereceived the best marks and the only gold medal with their supremeGraševina 2008. Podrumi Belje is the greatest Croatian producer of grapes from their own vineyards, and one of the most awarded domestic producers of wine in the last few years. Along the southern slopes of Banovo Brdo in Baranja there are hectares of vineyard as far as the eye can see, mostly dominated by a recognizable variety of Graševina. This year, Belje’s supreme Graševina 2008 already captured the spotlight at the Festival of Graševina in Kutjevo where it was declared the best wine; and the Mundus VINI gold medal just confirms how remarkable this wine is on the world level.