Moldavian wines were awarded 12 medals at the international contest Mondial du Rose 2018 that took place between the 28thand 30thofApril 2018, in Cannes, France. The contest was at its 15thedition and is considered the most important specialised contest in the world. Annually, wine experts and critics sample more than 1,300 wines from over 25 countries from all over the world.
At this contest, 28 samples participated from Republic of Moldova, out of which 6 were awarded gold medals and another 6 were awarded silver medals. The Moldavian wines that were awarded gold were: Dor Rose Brut, Dor Rose Merlod and Dor Merlot & Saperavi (made from 2016 crops) produced by Bostavan Winery; other 2 gold medals were awarded for Rose de Purcari (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot 2017) and the rose sparkling wine Cuvee de Purcari made by Purcari Winery and another gold medal was offered for the blend Rose de Cricova 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah produced by Cricova.
The 6 silver medals were awarded to the following wines: Ice Wine Cabernet-Sauvignon 2016 (Asconi), Cricova Rose Brut Pinot noir 2016 (Cricova), Cabernet-Sauvignon 2016 (Vinia Traian), Melort 2017 (Suvorov-vin), Vinohora Feteasca Neagra 2017 (Purcari), and Umbrela Cabernet Sauvignon (Migdal).