At the 20th International Tasting Competition Muscats du Monde held on July 22–23 in Frontignan La Peyrade, Occitania (the iconic birthplace of the Muscats of Frontignan), Muscat Ottonel Brut was awarded a silver medal, once again confirming its high quality.
Altogether, the contestants from 16 countries presented 158 samples of still and sparkling Muscat wines of various styles. After two days of judging, the international jury panel awarded 52 medals (21 gold and 31 sliver awards).
According to the organizers, “Muscats du Monde is the strongest Muscats wine concentration ever realized.” It traditional represented all of the Muscat-producing regions: Alsace, Corsica, Occitania and the Rhône Valley. The competition reportedly remains “faithful to its founding principles: diversity, quality and high standards.”
The release noted that “each of the wines that distinguished themselves at Muscats du Monde did so because of their own intrinsic quality, not in comparison with the other wines. This event is therefore a unique opportunity to bring together and discover a wide variety of Muscats wines in all their forms: dry, sweet, still, sparkling, with and with pink to dark red shades.”
Fanagoria participated in the competition for the fourth time (earlier, it took part in 2014, 2015 and 2018), and it was the fourth silver medal from Muscat Ottonel Brut (crafted by Asti Spumante technology; the author – Sparkling Winemaker Alexander Beryozov). According to the organizers, the sparkling Muscats “were noted for their elegance and lightness (low alcohol).”