For the first time in the history of the International Wine Challenge, a Georgian red wine has been awarded the Trophy for best red wine in show.
Tbilvino winery was awarded the 2020 Champion Red Wine for its wine made from the indigenous grape variety Saperavi.
The wine was described by judges as “Viscous, electric and intense with amazing fruit and acidity. Ripe plum, damson and herbal fruit with a touch of floral perfume. Very youthful. Tremendous dark style, with black cherries, wild strawberries, liquorice and menthol, with chalky acidity and a long finish.”
The International Wine Challenge is a leading global wine competition, internationally respected for the rigour and independence of its judgements and awards.
Teliani Valley’s Glekhuri Kisi, an amber wine made in qvevri, was awarded a Georgian category Trophy, and a further two red wines, both made from Saperavi, were awarded Gold.
A further 20 Georgian wines were awarded Silver, an increase from 18 in 2019, and 22 wines were awarded Bronze.
For details of all award winning Georgian wines at the International Wine Challenge, visit the IWC website.
These latest competition results follow a hugely successful year for Georgian wine at the Decanter World Wine Awards, announced in September, in which Teliani’s Glekhuri Kisi was awarded a Best in Show for amber wine, and a further two platinum and three golds were awarded to Georgian wines.