Great success of HP wines at DWWA
At this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards in London, the Hercegovina Produkt winery won as many as 4 awards, among which the most significant silver medal for Žilavka is “Zlatna dolina 2015”.
The Decanter World Wine Awards is the most prestigious and influential global wine competition organised annually in London by the famous Decanter Magazine. It is characterised by a rigorous trial and rigorous wine evaluation process, and as DWWA President Steven Spurrier himself said: “Our standards are high, so are our expectations. We only reward wines that consumers can trust the most.”
This year, 244 of the world’s best judges have evaluated 16,000 high-quality wines from around the world. In the extremely strong world competition at this prestigious competition event, Hercegovina Produkt winery has as many as four award-winning wines, which is one more proof that Herzegovina has wines the quality of which can compete with the highest quality wines in the world.
The premium white dry wine “Žilavka Zlatna Dolina 2015”, which originates from isolated positions in Mostar vineyards, was awarded a silver medal with 90 points, which is one of the greatest successes of Herzegovina winemaking in the abovementioned evaluation. Experts have recognised and rewarded a wine of strong character and drinkability, of a greenish yellow colour, a beautiful and delicate varietal aroma, and a rich and full taste.
Top wines “Charisma Žilavka 2015” (89 points) and “Blatina Zlatna Dolina 2012” (86 points) of Hercegovina Produkt winery won the bronze medal, and the wine “Charisma Blatina 2014” (85 points) received a recommendation and also achieved extremely great success in this prestigious competition in an extremely strong competition. The fact that all the awarded wines would win gold medals in all domestic and regional competitions with the received number of points is a testament to the high criteria of the said evaluation.
These awards are just another in a series of endorsements of the top-quality wines of Hercegovina Produkt winery, which began modern production in 1995. Capacities have grown over the years and are currently at 30,000 hl in wine and fruit brandy production. In the production process Hercegovina Produkt winery uses state-of-the-art technological solutions, resulting in top quality products recognised by the world’s most respected experts and consumers.
We are especially proud that the awards won our autochthonous Žilavka and Blatina varieties and this great success of the Hercegovina Produkt winery is a contribution to the development of an image of the top quality of autochthonous Herzegovina wines Žilavka and Blatina and to branding Bosnia and Herzegovina as a wine country. Our consumers can already enjoy these wines, as these award-winning wines can be found in restaurants and retail outlets across BiH.