At Friday Juny 26th the eight edition of the ‘Concursul de Vinuri Rose’ took place in Casa Comana, a beautiful resort about 40 km south of Bucharest. After a pre-selection of 80 wines, 16 dry rosés were chosen by the organization to be tasted by the jurors.  Five participating dry ‘aromatic’ rosés have been judged seperately. 

Concursul Vinuri Rose 2020 the jury

Concursul de Vinuri Rose 2020, the jury

Among the jurors were Romanian winelovers, importers, distributors and tree ‘foreign’ judges: Elizabeth Gabay MW  from UK/France, Anne-Wies van Oosten from The Netherlands and Vasilis Ioannou from Greece. After tasting and scoring the sixteen rosés, the eight best went through a second round of tasting, followed by a final round of the three rosés that were considered best overall. The rosés that came out as third and second best received mention. The number one best rosé was rewarded ‘The Best’ of the ‘Concunsul de Vinuri Rosé’ wine contest.

Concursul Vinuri ROmania dry roses

Concursul de Vinuri Rose, 2019 dry rosés, the top 3

The winner:

Aurelia Visinescu Karakter
Buzau Muntenia / Dealu Mare
syrah 38%,  pinot gris 35%, & cabernet sauvignon 27%


Concursul Vinuri winner



Ion Vladoi
Domeniul Vladoi, Murfatlar
feteasca neagra 


Alira Aliento
Crama Alira, Dobrogea
merlot, feteasca neagra, cabernet sauvignon 

2019 dry rosés, the other participants in random order:

Soare Rose
Vinarte winery
IG Dealurile Munteniei
cabernet franc 60% & cabernet sauvignon 40%

Liliac Rose
DOC-CMD Lechinta
pinot noir  

Budureasca Premium Rosé sec
DOC-CMD Dealu Mare
feteasca neagra & shiraz

C’est Soir, Crama Hermeziu
feteasca neagra

Crama Aramic Roze
DOP/DOC-CMD Banat Silagiu
pinot noir

Caii de la Letea Rosé Sec
DOC-CMD Sarica Niculitel
feteasca neagra, pinot noir,  syrah

Crama Oprisor Jiana Rose
pinot noir & syrah

Avincis Cuvée Alexis
Vila Dobrusa Dragasani
merlot & cabernet sauvignon

Sur Mer
Crama Rasova, DOC Murfatlar
Feteasca neagra 37%, pinot noir 32%, syrah 31%

Nirvana Roze
Velvet Winery, Corcova, Oltenia
cabernet sauvignon 60%, feteasca neagra 40%

Primordial, oenolog Philippe Cambie
Domeniul Bogdan, DOC Murfatlar
Sticle produce in 2019: 4665

Byzantium Rosé
Dealu Mare

Faurar Rosé de Ceptura
DOC Dealu Mare
cabernet sauvignon – merlot

Concursul Vinuri Romania Aromatic roses (1)

Concursul de Vinuri Rose, 2019 dry Aromatic rosés

The winner:
Domeniile Averesti
PDO Husi
busuioaca de bohotin

Concursul de vinuri rose Averesti

2019 dry Aromatic rosés, the other participants in random order:

Colocviu la Paris
Casa de Cotnari
busuioaca de bohotin

C’est Soir, Crama Hermeziu
busuioaca de bohotin

Budureasca Premium Rosé sec
DOC-CMD Dealu Mare
busuioaca de bohotin

busuioaca de bohotin

This year’s ‘Concursul de Vinuri Rosé’ wine competion was organized by:

Razvan Stoenescu (co-founder of the wine blog – stories with wine. #winelover community Ambassador for Romania. Collaborator – wine magazine.
Iulian Grigorescu (sommelier and restaurant manager. WINE dealer. Collaborator – wine magazine. Author of the blog
Laurentiu Horodnic (communicator and founder of the wine blog Founder of the Vademecum Wine Club. Master of Science in enology and viticulture)

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