The Iconic Estate wines, from the Alexandrion Group portfolio, were awarded with gold and silver medals at the International Wine Contest Bucharest Vinarium 2021 (IWCB Vinarium 2021), one of the most important international wine competitions in Eastern Europe.
The wines from the Rhein Extra, Byzantium, Millennium and La Umbra ranges were evaluated with high scores, due to which they were in the top of the ranking, by the jury composed of 48 local and international specialists. In addition to the award-winning wines, other wines from the portfolio of The Iconic Estate, participant in the competition, obtained over 80 points. Vinarium 2021 brought together over 1,200 still and sparkling wines from 25 countries, this year.
The sparkling wines Rhein Extra Brut Imperial and Rhein Extra Brut Rosé caught the attention of the members of the jury and won their appreciation for their unique attributes – fine, persistent frothiness, special creaminess and long and tasty finish, being rewarded with gold medals.
Two wines from the Byzantium range were awarded with gold and silver medals. Byzantium Rosé won the jury that it awarded it the gold medal, standing out for the perfect harmony between the delicate, long, raspberry, strawberry and grapefruit flavors. Byzantium Blanc, a wine that attracts with its fresh notes of yellow fruits, well ripened and the enchanting flavours of white flowers, won a silver medal.
Elegant and complex, with wonderful aromas of apricot and green apple, with subtle mineral and floral notes, obtained from hand-picked grapes, at optimal maturity, from The Iconic Estate vineyards in Dealu Mare, Hyperion Pinot Grigio was awarded a silver medal the Vinarium 2021.
The Millennium range was created to mark the beginning of a new era and to remind wine lovers that every day is a gift of life that must be cherished and celebrated with gratitude. Millennium Cuvée Dulce (Sweet), a sparkling wine with pronounced floral aromas and sweet taste, in which discreet notes of cloves are slipped, won a silver medal at this year’s competition.
The 18th edition of IWCB Vinarium 2021 took place online between May 27-30 and was organized in partnership with the Association of Authorized Wine Tasters of Romania (ADAR), under the umbrella of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the Federation International Grand Wine Competitions (VINOFED).
The Iconic Estate wines are available in major chain stores, convenience stores, HoReCa locations, Alexandrion Group partner online shops and on iconicdrinks.shop, part of Alexandrion Group.
THE ICONIC ESTATE, part of Alexandrion Group, is a selective producer, exporter and importer of sparkling and still wines. The company has production and storage facilities, three bottling lines, a temperature-controlled warehouse and underground cellars. The Tohani winery, Gura Vadului, has one of the largest cellars in the Dealu Mare region and a processing capacity of 5,000 tons of grapes per year, producing about 3.6 million liters of wine annually, representing about 5 million bottles. . Every year, the wines produced have been awarded in various international competitions. THE ICONIC ESTATE sells its wines in more than 40 countries around the world and has become the second largest exporter of bottled wines in Romania.
The cellars Rhein & CIE Azuga, part of THE ICONIC ESTATE are the oldest location where it is produced, without interruption since its establishment (1892) and until now sparkling wine according to a traditional method in France. The Royal House of Romania appreciates the wines from our cellars for their superior quality, naming THE ICONIC ESTATE official supplier for still and sparkling wines.
THE ICONIC ESTATE owns over 255 hectares of vineyards, most of them in one of the most fertile wine regions in Romania, Dealu Mare – a region that provides a significant part of the grapes used to obtain exceptional wines, similar to two famous European wine-growing regions: Piedmont in Italy and Bordeaux in France.
The quality, value, refinement and distinction of wines make THE ICONIC ESTATE one of the best Romanian wine producers, which have exploited the potential and viticultural diversity of the country through their own wines: Rhein Extra, Millennium, Hyperion, Neptunus, Kronos, Rhea , Theia, Piatra Albă Hill, Byzantium, Prahova Valley, Moonflower, Sunflower, La Umbra, La Crama and others.