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Slovenia Business Week no. 32/2004: Seven Champion Titles Awarded at This Year's Wine Competition

Seven champion titles and 31 grand gold medals were conferred at Slovenia's largest wine competition in Gornja Radgona, which concluded on 30 July. After reviewing 623 wines by 252 winemakers, the judges also conferred 217 gold medals and 168 silvers

Seven champion titles and 31 grand gold medals were conferred at Slovenia's largest wine competition in Gornja Radgona, which concluded on 30 July. After reviewing 623 wines by 252 winemakers, the judges also conferred 217 gold medals and 168 silvers, the organisers reported Thursday, 05 August.

Among dry white wines, the 2003 chardonnay by Slovenian Matjaz Ramsak and Saemling 2003 by Weingut Koller from Austria were awarded the champion title.

The traminec by the winemaker Petrac from Croatia got the title in the category of semi-sweet wines, while the 1999 sauvignon by Jozef and Anica Prus from the south of Slovenia got the title among sweet white wines.

For dry red wine, the top title was awarded to the 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon, Capo d'Istria, which is made by Vinakoper.

Semi-dry Zlata Radgonska penina 2001 was crowned champion among sparkling wines, while the teran PTP 2003 by Rikardo Vrabec from the Karst was named best wine among terans.

The top scorers will receive their awards on 31 August, as part of the traditional International Agriculture and Food Fair in Gornja Radgona.

The wine competition as well as the agri-fair are organised by the trade fair management company Pomurski Sejem.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: Branka Murn