Slovenia Wine Notes – Decanter: 2015 DWWA Award for Pullus a ‘Triumph for the Underdog’
Ptujska Klet, Pullus Laski Riesling, 2012. That’s the winner in the Sweet wine over £15 category at this year’s International Trophy winner in Decanter World Wine Awards.
With just 35 awarded, the top category prize from the UK magazine is a big deal for winery; for Slovenia in general, it’s huge.
Decanter World Wine Awards regional chair for Eastern and Central Europe, Caroline Gilby MW, said, ‘It’s a real achievement for a tiny country like Slovenia to win this trophy ahead of so many countries that are more famous for their sweet wines. And while sweet wine is pretty small in production terms for Slovenia, it definitely punches above its weight in quality – because it has both great terroir and a passionate new generation of winemakers.’
Read the rest of the story here. Search the 2015 winners database here.
That was one of 32 Slovenian wines to win medals at this year’s competition, four of them gold 10 silver and 17 bronze. The others, listed alphabetically by region, with district (if applicable):
Bjana Cuvée Prestige 2010, Primorska, Brda
Marjan Simčič Leonardo (White Blend) 2009, Primorska, Brda
Mavretic Sauvignon Icewine 2011, Posavje, Bela Krajina
Ptujska klet Pullus, Rumeni Muskat 2011, Podravje, Štajerska