The awarding ceremony for the title of WINEMAKER`S of THE YEAR for 2014 and the public presentation of best European wines had succeeded in gathering in the same spot the wine connoisseur’s community of Europe and the entire world on the venue of the International Wine Fair.
George Malutan receives 2014 WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR kudos.
Diplomats from Europe, Asia and Africa, members of European Council on Tourism and Trade, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and countless personalities had convened on the spot, eager to know the names of 2014 best of wines and their makers.
In order to enchant the audience, the organizers decided that: the name of the BEST WINEMAKERS should be accompanied by the tasting of their prized creations.
The award ceremony and the tasting session had commenced by a Feteasca Neagra (Black Girl) from Dominium series of Cotnari House of Wine, a perfect red wine that encompassed with distinction the work of the wining George Malutan, the winner of WINE MAKER of THE YEAR designation.
Mr. George Malutan had proven himself by long term and successful efforts in creating COTNARI-Hose of Wine products.
Victor Deleanu is the new- 2014 BEST WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR
Wines such as the Feteasca Neagra, had conquered the hearts and mind of diplomats at the DIPLOMATIC WINE contest for 2015, but also Mr. Malutan creations won many gold and silver medals, in the last span of time in International Wine Contests and tasting ceremonies. All this achievements bestow a perfect international recognition for his wines created for the portfolio of COTNARI House of Wines.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade had eulogized the wines created by Mr. George Malutan as perfectly capturing the terroirs specificity of Moldavia and Romania and respecting the long lasting tradition of wine making of the areas.
His creations are garnering the art of wine production together with the latest technologies specific to the New World wines.
The result is a perfect calibrated wine, this is a living proof that old European wineries can be still seductive created with the new technologies and can lead in the world top of wines.
European wines did not say their final word on the world stage, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
On 6 December 2014, on the ceremony to present the best European wines and on the venue for unveiling the DIPLOMATIC WINE for 2015, Mr. Victor Deleanu-Chairman of the COTNARI-House of Wines, received in a festive ambiance the title for WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR.
Over 20 diplomats from three continents, plus European and Romanian officials and European parliamentarians where present on the venue in order to try out the wines created by the oenological specialists of COTNARI- House of Wines, wines crowned as the DIPLOMATIC WINE of 2015.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade had complimented the exertions of Chairman Victor Deleanu to promote the European and Romanian wines, wines of exceptional quality in the world and his decision to unleash the revolution of the Romanian wines assortments.
This wine revolution hopes to place in the first rank of the wine making process the assortment of the grape, the aroma and the persistence naturally present in the Romanian wipe grapes.
Based on this grapes, exceptional wines can be carved out, this is the manifest credo of the owner and wine creator of Cotnari-House of Wines-Mr. Victor Deleanu, creed validated by the election of his wines as the BEST EUROPEAN WINE for 2015-DIPLOMATIC WINE.
COTNARI-HOUSE OF WINES is an ambitious project that is encompassing a plantation with 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 Basil) , world celebrated for his unique flavour is cultivated on 75 hectares, the Tamaioasa Romaneasca (Romanian Incense Flavour) favoured 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.
In order to properly recognize this serious, constant and sustained line of achievements, it was normal that the WINE MAKER OF THE YEAR title to be awarded to oenological team from COTNARI-House of Wines lead by Chairman Victor Deleanu.
In the thunderous applauses of the diplomats and official`s present at the venue, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade had conferred the designation of WINE MAKER OF THE YEAR to the Chairman of COTNARI House of Wines, for his exertion in promoting wine culture and the specificity of European wines.