The results of the 19th Edition of VINARIUM International Wine Contest have been announced. VINARIUM 2022 was held in May 2022 at the Constanta Exhibition Pavilion in the wine-growing and historical Region of Dobrogea.

Over four days, 47 international judges have tasted 1299 wines entered by 16 countries.
There have been awarded 385 medals:
• 8 Great Gold Medals (between 93 – 100 points)
• 309 Gold Medals (between 89 – 92.9 points)
• 68 Silver Medals (between 85 – 88.9 points)

VINARIUM Grand Gold Medals

2022 CTX Superior Fernão Pires 2014 Portugal ADEGA COOPERATIVA DO CARTAXO
2022 Liliac Nectar of Transylvania Muscat Ottonel Non vintage Romania AMB WINE COMPANY / CRAMA LILIAC
2022 Chateau Vartely Rară Neagră, Malbec, Syrah 2019 Moldova CHATEAU VARTELY SRL
2022 Novak Chardonnay 2019 Moldova TARTCOMVIN SRL / NOVAK WINERY
2022 Pietroasa Vinoteca Tămâioasă Românească 1975 Romania USAMV BUCURESTI – SDCDVP PIETROASA-ISTRIŢA
2022 Ialoveni Armonios Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Aligoté 1994 Moldova VINURI IALOVENI SA
2022 Ialoveni Desert Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling 1990 Moldova VINURI IALOVENI SA
2022 Via Marchizului Negru de Drăgăşani 2020 Romania VITIS METAMORFOSIS SRL

The full list can be found at:

FIJEV Vinarium Awards

Special prices were awarded by the FIJEV, the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers.The prizes are awarded to wines made from an indigenous Romanian grape variety, in the 3 colors rosé, white and red.

FIJEV VINARIUM AWARD 2022 Award for rosé wine

La Tiganci , 2021 – 100% Feteasca Neagra from the Velvet estate

With more than 89 points

Bright, light apricot colour. Floral and fruity nose of small red berries such as raspberry accompanied by citrus notes of pomelo and exotic banana. Wine endowed with freshness and a good length, assisted by an elegant touch of bitterness which allows this wine to accompany a meal of white meats or grilled fish. Elegant, fine and greedy this wine will be kept cool because it will accompany many occasions.

FIJEV VINARIUM AWARD 2022 Award for white wine

Simbol, 2021 – 100% Tamaioasa Romaneasca from the Domeniile Bohotin estate

With more than 90 points

Brilliant, very pale yellow colour. Aromatic explosion of exotic fruits, in particular banana, mango, papaya, followed by juicy Williams pear, very ripe yellow lemon and some citrus notes of grapefruit. Endowed with a good balance, this wine will find its place during a convivial aperitif with friends or a meal based on fish, even in carpaccio or sushi. Its elegance and freshness will make it an ideal companion for your summer evenings.

FIJEV VINARIUM AWARD 2022 Award for red wine

Via Marchizului, 2020 – 100% Negru de Drăgășani from the Vitis Metamorphosis estate

With more than 93 points

Deep ruby red color. Elegance, power and structure are evident from the first moments. The richness and complexity of notes such as blackberry, sweet spices such as cloves and nutmeg even pink pepper, dried fruits such as walnuts with some floral touches of violet on a rich background of red and black fruits barely jammy. Its silky and well-integrated tannicity allows this wine to accompany meat dishes in sauce but also grilled meats such as a rib of beef or quite simply a plancha of pork and beef charcuterie without forgetting fairly mature hard cheeses. To reveal the optimum of its aromatic notes, this wine should be tasted at a temperature between 18° and 20°C.

About Vinarium

VINARIUM International Wine Contest 2022 is organized by ASER Consulting & Management in partnership with the Association of Authorized Tasters Romania (ADAR), under the Patronage of OIV (the International Organization of Vine and Wine) and VINOFED (the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions). 2022 was the 19th edition of the contest. This Contest is organized in compliance with the Rules of the international wine contest, as developed by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV); the wine samples were assessed by an international jury with members recognized for their experience and professionalism. This years’ Contest will took place between 26 to 29 May 2022.

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