2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora Featured in Best Sommelier of the World Contest Finals

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The finals of the recently concluded competition for the best sommelier of the world – ASI Contest for Best Sommelier of the World – featured four wines offered for tasting, including 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora. It is a rare achievement for the Croatian wine industry to have a Croatian wine in the finals of such a prestigious global competition.

“We are exceptionally proud with this great acknowledgement for our winery. The inclusion of 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora in the same group as some of the best wines of the world confirms the quality of our wine, but also of our work in which we rely on nature. The use of amphora in the process of wine production is a primordial way of turning grapes into wine, and you can taste the real flavour of the variety and terroir,” said Marino Markežić, owner of the Kabola winery.

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The 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora wine is characterised by a beautiful straw yellow colour with golden edges and is crystal clear and vibrant. Initially, you can feel the quince compote note followed by the note of dry fern, and then followed by the note of star anise and vanilla and the notes of aromatic herbs. The wine is dry, partly warm and soft, and on the other hand, it has lovely freshness, mildly present tannins, excellent minerality and full body.

The 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora is a well-balanced wine, with the pronounced intensity of flavour which lasts for quite a while. The wine is harmonious and delicious, and the aftertaste features the note of butter and ripe peach and bitterness of almond.

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The selection of the 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora wine for the finals of the prestigious world sommelier competition represents a significant success for the Istrian winery and is another proof of its quality, as well as a major accomplishment for Croatian wines.

The winner of the competition was German Marc Almert, followed by Nina Højgaard Jensen from Denmark and Raimonds Tomsons from Latvia. Croatia was represented at the competition by Ivan Jug from the Noel restaurant in Zagreb, who has achieved a notable result.

More news about Croatian wines can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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