Holdvölgy winery receives gold medal for Vision 2013
Hungary’s Mád-based Holdvölgy winery won a gold medal at Asian Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2015 with its vintage Vision 2013, a dry white wine selection, marking a milestone for the Mád wine region in the history of dry Tokaj wines, according to an announcement issued today. Vision 2013 was the only Hungarian wine to be awarded the gold medal.
Vision 2013 is a new generation of dry Tokaj wines created by combining the grape varieties of Furmint, Hárslevelű and Kabar in a unique way, the announcement says. Holdvölgy Vision 2013 was competing with some 400 other wines in the category of still whites with low sugar content, including the best French, Spanish, Australian and New-Zealand wines. In the end, altogether nine dry white wines, including Vision 2013, were awarded a gold medal.
“The style of Vision has completely turned the traditional Tokaj dry white flavor on its head. We managed to create a totally new taste by combining the grape varieties of Furmint, Hárslevelű and Kabar in a ratio never tried before. This gold medal awarded by a professional jury indicates that our innovative approach searching for new methods can be successful internationally too”, says Pascal Demko, founding owner of Holdvölgy.
The 2013 Vision was bottled in December 2014 after aging partly in barrels and partly in steel containers. In its aroma, there are traces of the barrel, smoothly accompanied by a fine minerality that is typical of the Mád wine region, resulting from the very special composition of soil at this unique terroir.
The best wines of more than 2,200 entries were evaluated by a 40-member international panel of Asia’s most renowned wine experts in a process that lasted for weeks. Altogether 970 wine producers from 30 countries competing at this year’s DAWA, with nearly 1,600 red, 45 rosé and 630 white wines.
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