In the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards “Teliani Valley” has been awarded with a Bronze medal for theirTsinandali 2011 vintage and Commended for the Samshvenisi Kvevris 2011, Tsolikouri 2011, Tvishi 20122, Mossano Cabernet-Saperavi 2011.
JSC “Teliani Valley” was founded in 1997 on the basis of “Teliani Winery of Vintage Wines”, which was built in 19th century in Tsinandali, in the neighbourhood of Teliani’s vineyards. Tsinandali, due to peculiarities of its soil and microclimate, has always been the centre of Georgian viticulture.
“Teliani Valley” winemaker - Simon Megutnishvili says: “We Georgians love wine in a different way. We respect traditions. Wine is our pride and our symbol. Georgians have an 8,000 year old tradition of producing wine and over 500 varieties of vines. We have a unique tradition of making wine in pitchers. The difference of our climate brings a different taste to the grapes. All this results in a different and most appreciated taste. You should love Georgian wine. For me it is the most holy.”
The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s leading wine competition. The competition is well known for its rigorous judging process, which has led to the Decanter World Wine Awards becoming the most authoritative source of wine recommendations for wine lovers worldwide. This year, the 219 judges were from all around the world assessed 14,362 wines from 52 countries. This year’s expert panel of judges included 75 Masters of Wine, and 13 Master Sommeliers.
Jean-Michel Valette MW, DWWA 2013 Judge, says: “What the DWWA team has really done is to recruit a panel of the very best palates in the world to taste each wine, and so when a wine wins a Decanter Medal in this competition, it’s something to be truly proud of.”
Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, Steven Spurrier, says: “The DWWA has arrived at an authority, thanks to the judges, the organisation, thanks to the whole packaging. We’re here to recognise quality, that’s all we’re here for.”