Awards for Istrian wines

Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Every great wine enthusiast stops and listens carefully when it comes to the prestigious Decanter Award.

Founded in London in 1975, the Decanter magazine has been carrying out a large wine evaluation for the last 15 years, which is increasingly becoming an important reference for winemakers and caterers, and especially for wine lovers and connoisseurs. When the evaluation began in 2004, only about five thousand samples arrived at the competition, but the number has been increasing every year. Today we are talking about the largest and most influential wine evaluation, and this year there were as many as 18,094 samples from 56 countries in the competition.

More than a hundred prominent professional judges take part in the evaluation, including a large number of those with the title of Master of Wine (MW) who judge the competition by means of a blind tasting. Since they have no information about the producer or brand, their task is to describe the wines tasted, after which they compare notes with each other and try to reach a consensus on the medals, which must be agreed by everyone involved. Should this not happen, the medal decision is made by the president of the Decanter World Wine Award.

Every year, Istria achieves an increasing level of quality in its wine production, and the success of its production at the Decanter awards only confirms that it can compete with the world's top wine regions. This is just another of our small region’s incredible accomplishments which, thanks to these results, is progressively becoming recognisable on the international wine scene.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

Platinum | 97 points
Benvenuti San Salvatore Muškat 2015

Gold | 95 points
Cattunar Collina Malvazija Istarska 2017
Fakin Malvazija Istarska 2020
Vina Laguna Castello Festigia 2017

Silver | 92 points
AB Vina Grand Cru Malvazija Istarska 2018
Fakin Malvazija Amfora 2018
Ravalico 1903 Malvazija Istarska 2018

Silver | 91 points
Fakin Il Primo Teran 2018
Valenta Malvazija 2020

Silver | 90 points
AB Vina Teran 2016
Damijanić Malvazija Istarska 2020
Eliđo Pilato Grande Cuvée 2015
Elido Pilato Malvazija Istarska 2020
Kozlović Malvazija 2020
Tomaz Barbarossa Teran 2020
Veralda Xtrian 2018
Vina Franković Teran 2018
Vina Laguna Festigia Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Vina Laguna Festigia Riserva LV 2017
Vinolog Lectus Malvazija 2020

Bronze | 89 points
Bertoša Malvazija 2020
Vina Prekalj Anima Bianca Malvazija 2017
Prodan Zlatokosa 2020
Collis Monteran 2018
Collis Malvažija 2020
Clavis Dvorac Belaj Malvazija Istarska 2019
Agrolaguna Blanc de Moi Brut 2016

Bronze | 88 points
Fuhtar Vrulja Malvazija 2018
Zigante Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon NV
Zigante Unicum 2017
Cossetto Prima Luce 2020
Bernobić Malvazija 2020
Benvenuti Anno Domini Teran 2017
Benvenuti Anno Domini Malvazija 2018
Ritoša Vina Malvazija Istarska 2019
Franko Radovan Malvazija Istarska 2020
Kabola Amfora Malvazija 2018
Medea Malvazija Istarska 2020
Rossi Moro Cuvée 2018

Bronze | 87 points
Fakin Chardonnay 2020
Fakin Teran 2020
Kozlović Selekcija Malvazija 2018
Medea Vinarija Punta Greca 2018
Medea Montiron 2019
Zigante Teran 2018

Bronze | 86 points
AB Vina Barrique Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Bertoša Malvazija 2018
Kabola Malvazija 2020
Kabola Unica 2018
Vina Laguna Castellblanc Festigia 2019

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