On 6 December 2014 on the venue of the International Wine Fair-GOODWINE-2014 the officials from European Council on Tourism and Trade will recognize as his official diplomatic partner and the BEST EUROPEAN WINE in 2015 the COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES (CASA DE VINURI COTNARI) and will promote the wines from Cotnari across the world and the perfect embodiment of European wine making tradition.
The selection of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES was made on 22 November 2014, under the high patronage of European Council on Tourism and Trade and the organization of The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, the annual selection ceremony for electing the BEST EUROPEAN WINE-DIPLOMATIC WINE for 2015 has taken place.
The DIPLOMATIC WINE will represent during 2015 the European wine tradition and high quality.
We can already note that: the ceremony had become a focal point in diplomatic life, a moment awaited with pleasure and interest by diplomatic community, as the tasting committee is enjoying the best products of European wine industry.
Respecting the yearly tradition, the committee has encompassed two diplomats from every continent that us usually importing wine products (Europe, Asia, Africa, America).
Every body on the venue had enjoyed with pleasure the new EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015,creation of COTNARI-HOUSE OF WINES
This year the committee, under the direction of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade had choose as European Best Wine creator for 2015- The COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES.
The COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES was established in 2007 and is having in yield a total of 350 hectares out of which 100 hectares are cultivated with the famous Romanian grape variety: Feteasca Neagra(Black Girl), the Busuioaca de Bohotin(Bohotin Basilicum) , world celebrated for his unique flavor is cultivated on 75 hectares, the Tamaioasa Romaneasca (Romanian Incense Flavor) favored by the connoisseurs for his strong taste, unique palates, can be found on other 75 hectares, Feteasca Alba(White Girl) is produced on 50 hectares and the Grasa de Cotnari ( Fat Lady of Cotnari) assortment , which is on good reason named as the Romania treasure and is comprised in natural patrimony, is cultivated on 50 hectares.
From this extraordinary lands, where grapes are cultivated from the renowned Cucuteni culture time, more than 5000 years ago, has arise today the exceptional wines of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES , wines that conquered the hearts of diplomats.
On the third place(no.3) was selected the FETEASCA NEAGRA (Black Girly) from Domenii Collection of COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES
Amongst the wine tasted, from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES, where presented the Domain collection and Colloquium-collection .
From this collections, the assortments of wines that had conquered the heart and mind of the tasters where as follows : Colocviu la Paris –Busuioacă de Bohotin dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii –Busuioacă de Bohotin demi-dry, Colocviu la Moscova –Grasă de Cotnari dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Fetească Neagră dry, Colocviu la Roma –Tămâioasă Românească dry, Colocviu la Atena –Fetească Albă dry, from Collection Cotnari-Domenii – Tămâioasă Românească demi-dry, from CollectionCotnari-Domenii – Fetească Albă dry.
After the tasting session, the final selection, based on the evaluation of wine types, had comprised on the III-rd place: Feteasca Alba (White Girly) and Feteasca Neagra (Black Girly).
On the second place, the commission had appreciated the aroma and taste of the unique Grasa de Cotnari and finally the first place was given to the aromatic wines from Tămâioasă Românească and Busuioacă de Bohotin assortments.
The final phase of the competition had decided the winners as being on the III-rd place, the only red wine from COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES production was selected the dry Feteasca Neagra (Black Girl) from Dominium Cotnari.
The second place goes to the Grasa de Cotnari, special creation of COTNARI-HOUSE OF WINES, Colloquium Collection
On the second place, the jury had appreciated the extreme aroma and complexity of the unique Grasa de Cotnari, dry made and finally the first place-DIPLOMATIC WINE has gone to the rosy, profusely aroma and the round and perfect taste of the Busuioaca de Bohotin-Colloquium in Paris.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, prominent member of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, present on the rostrum of the ceremony, had stated that for him, as a Senator from Iasi county, he is extremely touched and proud that Moldavian wines, the Cotnari wines, where highly appreciated and noted by diplomats and is appreciative that, from today, the COTNARI HOUSE OF WINES products will be tasted in the entire world.
And the winner is… the special formula accompanied the announcement, the EUROPEAN IPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2015 is Busuioaca de Bohotin-Colloquium in Paris