10 Hungarian medals at Citadelles du Vin 2017
4 gold medals
Hungary has received 4 gold medals, one white wine (Tűzkő Chardonnay Barrique), two sparkling wines (BB Spumante Doux and Chapel Hill Chardonnay Brut) and one red wine from Villány (Cassiopeia Cabernet Franc). The special prize of the country went to Tűzkő Chardonnay.
6 silver medals – with Kővilla Cabernet Sauvignon again
Of the silver medal winners we can see a much higher proportion of red wines: 2 silver winners are sparkling wines, while 4 silver went to red wines. Kővilla Válogatás Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the silver winners, well worth it with its elegance, balance, wonderful structure, complexity and long finish. This very same wine was chosen Best of Show Hungary (red wine) at Mundus Vini 2017 in Germany among several other national and international great results. The wine was aged in 500 liter oak barrels for 18 months.
About Citadelles du Vin
The 17th annual Citadelles du Vin wine competition was held from 10–12 June, in Bourg en Gironde. Over the course of three days of competition, some 1074 wines (from 31 countries) were tasted. 45 tasters (representing 18 nationalities, among them some Hungarian experts) judged the participating wines. 178 Gold medals and 131 Silver medals (representing 28.7% of participating wines), as well as 21 Special Prizes, were awarded. The results and Special Prize winners were handed out on the eve of Vinexpo international trade fair, at Bordeaux’s Casino Barrière. Prizewinning wines were showcased throughout the trade fair on the Citadelles du Vin stand.
Organised since the year 2000 in Bourg en Gironde by the CDV (Concours des Vins, an association constituted in accordance with the French law of 1901 concerning non-profit organizations), Citadelles du Vin has excelled in promoting the incredible diversity and exceptional quality of ne wines from all over the world. The competition is named in honour of Aquitaine’s two magnificent citadels, both of which form an important part of the region’s cultural heritage: the Citadelle de Blaye and the Citadelle de Bourg, the birthplace of the competition.