Decanter: every third medal from Moldova is from Purcari

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Wines from the Republic of Moldova won 123 medals (gold, silver and bronze) at the prestigious Decanter Wine Word Awards 2024 competition, and more than a third of all went to wines from the Purcari group.

Purcari Wineries Group collected a total of 48 medals for its wines from the Republic of Moldova (39% of the total), being the only company to win more than one gold.

With more than 95 points (gold), the wines from almost all of the company’s ranges won medals:

  • 1827 Rose de Purcari 2023
  • Saperavi de Purcari 2022 Limited Edition
  • Nocturne Rara Neagră de Purcari 2020
  • Purcari Academia Rara Neagră 2022
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Decanter is one of the largest and most prestigious wine competitions in the world. The 2024 edition brought together 243 renowned wine experts, including 20 Master Sommeliers and 61 Masters of Wine, who tasted over 18,000 wines.

In addition to gold, Purcari also collected a record 23 silver medals and another 17 – bronze.

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And, apart from Chateau Purcari, some medals also went to Cuza Domains or Timbrus Purcari (two other brands from the Purcari Wineries Group).

The performance is a historic one, especially if we take into account the fact that — in addition to the medals for the Republic of Moldova — Purcari attracts 2 gold medals for Bulgaria (with his domain there – Angel’s Estate).

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Two other small producers from the Republic of Moldova impressed with gold medals:

Casa Vinicola Luca Carpe Diem Feteasca Albă 2022 (Best Value under £14.99);
Crama Mircești Feteasca Albă 2022 (Best Value under £14.99).

Likewise, two more gold medals went to medium-sized wineries, Chateau Vartely and Gitana:

Chateau Vartely Individo Rara Neagra, Malbec, Syrah 2021 (Best Value under £14.99);
Gitana Riesling Rorbach Monastery 2020;

You can see the full list of winners from Moldova here.

Decanter is one of the few competitions that reviews in a repeated panel the wines that have been awarded gold. As with other competitions, the wine tasting is done “blind”. In the video below, you can see more information about the judging model.

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