Gold Rush – Vinous Treasure Trove of the Balkans

A few words about the masterclass I led atImage The Balkan International Wine Competition 2014

Caroline Gilby – Master of Wine from Great Britain has presented the masterclass entitled: ‘Gold Rush – the vinous treasure trove of the Balkans’. It was a look at the treasure trove of native grape varieties that makes up the wine heritage of the Balkans & Europe’s mysterious east. Caroline Gilby MW has taken us on an exploration of the distinctive cultures & wine histories of the countries of the Balkans, seen through the lens of their unique indigenous grape varieties.

In the course of the masterclass the following eight wines were tasted & presented:

1. Rose Sparkling, Logodaj Winery, Bulgaria (100% Broadleaved Melnik Vine) Sparkling Wine
2. Narince 2013,Chamlija, Turkey (100% Narince) White Dry
3. Feteasca Regala 2013, Gramma Winery (Feteasca Regala 100%) White Dry
4. Malagouzia 2013, Domaine Porto Carras, Greece (100% Malagouzia) White Dry
5. Melnik 55 2011, Villa Melnik, Bulgaria (100% Melnik 55) Red Dry
6. Vranec Veritas 2011, Stobi Winery, Macedonia (100% Vranec) Red Dry
7. Plovac ploški 2009, Vina Carić, Croatia (100% Plavac mali) Red Dry
8. Monemvasia – Malvasia 2010, Monemvasia Winery, Greece (Monemvasia 80%
Kidonitsa 10%, Asyrtiko 5%, Asproudes 5%) Dessert Wine

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