12 new medals in London!
We’ve got the results of the 36th International Wine Challenge (UK). It’s one of the most respected international tasting competitions in the world. More than 10 thousand samples participated in the competition this year. And again, we one and only had the honor to represent Ukraine.
Saperavi Grande Reserve Shabo wine received the highest gold award — 95-100 points according to the Parker, ahead of the winemakers of Georgia, the founder country of Saperavi.
But we are especially proud to get a bronze medal for Pinot Grigio Reserve Shabo wine of 2017 harvest (86-89 points for Parker) at the “International Wine Challenge”.
In Ukraine, Pinot Grigio wine is rare. To create it you need Pinot Gris grapes, which come from Burgundy (France) but reveals its best qualities on the soils of Italy. We started the creation of Pinot Grigio Reserve Shabo 7 years ago, when, after many years of research, we found in the terroir Shabo ideal soils for Pinot Gris grapes that can fully form an identity of taste and aroma in Pinot Grigio Reserve Shabo. Especially for these soils, we selected the elite seedlings of Pinot Gris, purchased them in Italy and planted them on these special micro-areas of the terroir in 2011.
Pinot Grigio Reserve Shabo — a truly exquisite wine, fresh and harmonious. In the aromatic profile — the delicate aroma of citrus flowers, delicious notes of white peach. The wine has a clean, brilliant, golden color. The taste is fresh and rounded, aftertaste is rich and long.
About the contest:
⋆ The International Wine Challenge is an international wine tasting competition based in the UK and owned by William Reed Business Media (a business magazine and digital media company).
⋆ At the competition, wines are assessed on a 100-point scale (www.robertparker.com), loyalty to style, the uniqueness of the terroir and vintage of wine are also taken into account.