Traminac from Ilok Cellars Conquers the World Anew

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Ilok Cellars sell remaining Traminac 2011 selective harvest to Japan!

“The platinum medal for our Traminac 2011 selective harvest at this year’s Decanter was not the only reference for the decision to buy out the remainder of that harvest. ‘Sensation and emotion were on the side of Ilok Cellars’ – are words with which our Japanese partner reported on the outcome of a wine tasting where they competed against a renown world producer of predicate wines. We first received an order for a limited amount, while a few hours later a question to buy out the remainder of the harvest. When negotiations ended and the business was complete, we left a few bottles of this exceptional wine in the archive of our old cellar from 1450, while the rest of it will make its way to Japan at the end of this week,” said Karmela Tancabel, director of marketing and export in Ilok Cellars.

“Ilok Cellars are present on the Japanese market since 2013, using our wines, correct approach and business culture to satisfy high criteria of business at this demanding market. Alongside Graševina and Traminer from the chosen, premium and ultra premium lines, very well accepted was our Kapistran Nero from a selected line, due to its fruitiness, lightness and soft tannins. The value of the wine export of our brand to the Japanese market is also measured in the fact that we focused attention to our Graševina sort. Its exceptional adaptation to Japanese cuisine created additional opportunities to present its potential through the style, terroir of Vukovo and Principovac. The recognisable signature of the oldest and most awarded wine cellar with a seal of bottling at the estate, contributed to the building of trust, while a reasonable price served as an additional argument for successful and continuing presence of our wines in restaurants, wine shops and selected retailers in Japan. This way we opened the doors for other wines in our portfolio, creating also a good chance for other producers of this most significant sort in the Croatian wine mosaic,” added Karmela Tancabel.

19. Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI

With 4.300 samples from around the world, 150 jury members from 38 nations last week tasted and rated 22 large gold, 784 gold, 915 silver medals and 29 “Best of show” awards. Croatia participated with 33 wines and won 4 gold, 10 silver medals and 2 “Best of show” awards. Ilok Cellars received 2 gold, 2 silver medals and 1 “Best of show” awards.

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