In an anticipated release of results, joining some of the most important countries and vineyards placed in the TOP 40 Wines of the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2023. Cyprus joins the ranks of the meritorious winners with its single varietal grape Yiannoudi.
The magazine Club Oenologique publishes the list of winning wines, evaluated with a gold medal, and high scores, as well as the trophy winners for the best in their category.
Representing Cyprus and earning gold medal and trophy and score at 95pts:
27. Yiannoudi – Amarantos 2021 from Marathasa Winery
The Cyprus Wine Awards seem to highlight a growing commitment from wineries to Commandaria, it also set a challenge to the judges which decided not to award bronze in favour of high number of wines qualifying for silver. With a tally of a total of 3 grand golds, 16 golds and 24 silver medals awarded, the Commandaria Wines swept top awards, seemingly seducing the judging panel and confirming its good health among the 139 wines labels that participated in the 10 categories of the 8th Cyprus Wine competition. The special distinction for vinification of top local varieties Xynisteri and Marathetiko went to Ezousa Winery, while for Commandaria, it was Keo 1984 Commandaria which captured the distinction. The 2015 Cyprus Wine Competition Awards and Medals list goes as follow: Grand Gold: Commandaria Wine – St.John 1984 from Keo Winery Commandaria Wine – Centurion 2000 from Etko Winery Commandaria Wine – Alasia 2004 from Loel Winery
Categories with Gold Medals: Commandaria Wines
Tsiakkas Commandaria 2008, Tsiakkas Winery
Kyperounda Commandaria 2005, Kyperounda Winery
Kalamos Commandaria 2009, Nicholas Ignatiou & Sons
St. John N.V Commandaria, Keo Winery
G.Athenodorou Commandaria 2007, G. Athenodorou & Sons
Saint Barnabas Commandaria 2005, Sodap Kamenterena Winery
In it’s 7th year edition, the Cyprus Wine Competition held during April 25-27, has consolidated itself as the launch pad for quality wines in Cyprus.
At the award ceremony last night, while addressing invited authorities, winemakers, international judges and distinguished guests, Mr. Ionnides, deputy director of the Cyprus Wine Products Council, highlighted the importance of the competition as a lauch pad for Cyprus Wines but also as a demonstration of strict quality from the guiding rules of blind tastings as specified by the cannons of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, OIV. Continue reading →