Cyprus wines at La Sélec­tion Swiss awards

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

La Sélec­tion, an in­de­pen­dent, open wine com­pe­ti­tion for all Swiss wine mer­chants and pro­duc­ers held on Au­gust 31 and Septem­ber 1 at the Congress Cen­tre Basel chose three Cyprus wines for the Gold and Sil­ver awards - two Com­man­darias from Etko Olym­pus and a Red Maratheftiko from Zam­bar­tas. In all, 752 wines from the ma­jor pro­duc­ing re­gions of the world were sam­pled, of which two wines were awarded with the “Sélec­tion de l’an­née”, 57 the “Medaille d’Or” (Gold) and 183 with the “Medaille d’ar­gent” (Sil­ver).

“The for­eign wines were par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive from Spain. From 50 sam­ples, al­most half took an award, six with the Medaille d’Or and 18 with the medal d’ar­gent,” the or­gan­is­ers said, adding that “this year’s award also saw ex­cel­lent wines from lesser-known wine-pro­duc­ing coun­tries such as Bulgaria, Le­banon, Hungary and Cyprus.”

The win­ning wines will be pre­sented at the Basel Wine Fair from Oc­to­ber 27 to Novem­ber 4. The win­ning Cyprus wines were: Gold - Com­man­daria Cen­tu­rion 2000, Etko Olym­pus Win­ery.

Sil­ver - Com­man­daria Olym­pus Win­ery; and, Red Maratheftiko 2013, Zam­bar­tas Win­ery. The two wines that won the “Sélec­tion de l’an­née” were: Red - Vino No­bile di Mon­tepul­ciano 2007, Poliziano, Toscana, Italy; White - Am­bas­sadeur des Do­maines Diego Mathier blanc 2013, Adrian & Diego Mathier, Wal­lis, Switzer­land.

St. Ni­cholas

2010, Etko

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