This year, Croatian wines won three gold medals, one more than last year. The most prestigious awards were given to the wine Zlatan Pošip 2010 from Zlatni Otok, the holy mass wine Traminac ice harvest from Djakovo (both won regional gold trophies), which has also received a regional trophy. In September, we will find out if this wine has won the world trophy, which it was proposed for. An award also went to the Kutijevo Graševina ice harvest form 2009.
Croatia was also awarded ten silver medals. Five silver medals went to Istria for the Capo Sagittarius wines 2009, Damjanić’s Clemente 2009, Teran Barrique 2007, Franco Arman, Kozlović’s Akaciu 2009, and Meneghetti Red 2008.
The second best Croatian (silver) region is Dalmatia, with wines: Korta Katarina Pošip 2010, OPG Bačić Asseria Dessert wine 2011 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 from OPG Škaulj Šime.
In recent years, medals have traditionally also gone to Croatian Zagorje, to the Bodren winery, which was this year awarded two silver medals for Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese 2009 and Triptych Trockenbeerenauslese 2010.
Twenty-six Croatian wines won a bronze medal and just as many received an important Decanter commendation.
Of the total number of Croatian wines that were sent to be judged, 63 percent were awarded, which was pointed out in the introductory text that is posted on the Decanter website.
The highest number of wines in the history of Decanter -14 119 samples from around the world - arrived to this year's assessment, which is traditionally organized as part of the biggest wine fair in London, the London Wine Fair.
The Kutjevo Graševina ice harvest from 2009, which received a gold medal from Decanter, also won the gold medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles wine evaluation, which took place in early May in Guimaraes in Portugal. Among 8397 wines from 52 countries of the world, gold was also won by Maximo Bianco from 2012, which is also from Kutjevo.