Valentina Silovic

Croatian rosé wines score big at a prestigious wine competition

Bastian winery

Exciting news has arrived from the third edition of the world’s largest specialized competition for rosé wines, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Rosé Wine Session!

The competition is held at Domaine de Manse, the headquarters of the wine appellation IGP Pays d’Oc, known for its excellent Mediterranean rosé and red wines of excellent value-for-money ratio.

This year, the number of registered Croatian rosé wines is less than one percent of the total samples, so three gold medals is an excellent achievement!

Golden medals for Croatian rosé wines

Three Croatian wineries won gold medals, and four won silver medals in the competition, with 1,150 wines participating this year.

The value of the gold medals is significant for two reasons. It is currently the world’s largest specialized competition for rosé wines, and the number of gold medals compared to the total number of registrations indicates a solidly strict competition criterion.

Only 132 gold medals were awarded!

Galić Rosé

Galić winery
Galić winery

Galić’s Rosé from the Slavonia and Danube wine region is a prime example of how modern Croatian rosés should look. Wine has become essential in most upscale restaurants and bars nationwide.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir blend is one of the most desirable rosés, and the Galić winery has made one of its best rosés to date. In this particular wine, you can feel how precision and timing are essential in rosé wine production.

It has a clear, delicately pink salmon color. It is gentle, just as much as its seductive color suggests, with light fruity aromas and refreshing but well-integrated acids. On the nose, it exudes attractive, mainly fruity aromas, while in the mouth, it is seductively juicy on the one hand and intense and long on the other.

One of the most elegant Croatian rosé wines from the state-of-the-art winery with an outstanding mineral character and crunchy freshness makes this wine an ideal winter aperitif and a natural summer refreshment.

Belje Rosé Premium


Belje winery is gearing up for the much-anticipated launch of its newest rosé wine label, Rosé Premium. Although it has yet to hit the shelves, this wine has gained significant attention.

Rosé Premium is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir blend, offering a refreshing and juicy taste. Moreover, this outstanding rosé has already made a name for itself by winning a gold medal at the renowned Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the most important international rosé wine competition.

With its unique flavor and prestigious award, Rosé Premium is an excellent choice for those who appreciate premium wines with elegance and sophistication.

Pavlomir Ružica Vinodola Rosé

Pavlomir Ružica Vinodola Rosé is a high-quality rosé wine with an attractive appearance, a beautiful pink color, and a fruity aroma. Made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety, it takes its name from a legend associated with the vineyards of the Vinodol Valley.

This wine is perfect for summer and pairs well with light Mediterranean dishes, such as risotto or pasta with seafood.

Silver medals for Croatian rosé wines

In addition to golden ones, four Croatian wineries have achieved success by winning silver medals.

Bastian Rosé

Bastian winery
Bastian winery

Bastiàn Rosé has become the sensation of the domestic rosé wine scene. Its pale, elegant, and dry taste is herbal and fruity with a firm structure. Packaged in an attractive bottle, this rosé from the new winery is expected to become the hottest summer hit. The wine is produced from Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes.

This wine is a perfect invitation to relax and savor the fresh, fruity aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, red currant, and orange blossom while indulging in rosé world.

Thanks to its fruity aroma, freshness, and light structure, Bastiàn Rosé is an excellent pair with light meals such as pasta, vegetables, and seafood.

Martin Albus Rosé

Martin Albus
Martin Albus Rosé

Martin Albus Rosé, made from Blaufränkisch grapes, is a rosé wine with scents of strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries. It also has some more profound, more severe notes of red berries. This Rosé is an excellent summer wine and represents excellent value for money. It is perfect as an aperitif and pairs well with fish, such as grilled salmon or semi-hard cow’s milk cheeses—an ideal refreshment for hot summer days.

The wines under the Martin Albus label have been remarkably successful in just two years. The first vintage of white wines won several medals at the Decanter World Awards, their Blaufränkisch won a golden award at the recent Mundus Vini competition. And their Rosé is predicted to become a significant hit in restaurants, clubs, and bars. The wine has a perfect pale pink color and excellent freshness!

Orahovica Rosé Frankovka

Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) Rosé is a refreshing wine with a beautiful shade of pink and pleasant, stimulating, fruity aromas of red fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries, and red currants.

The taste is dry and refreshing, with a pleasantly pronounced acidity. It is elegant on the palate and clean on the finish—a lovely aperitif wine. 

Orahovica Rosé is a highly commercial wine but in a positive sense. Its affordable price makes it an excellent choice for every occasion!

Puhelek Purek Rosé

Puhelek Purek winery will enrich its wine portfolio with new labels that have been missing thus far, namely rosé and red wines. They have been working on these wines for years and are delighted to introduce them to the wine public soon. 

Before market release, this boutique winery won a silver medal for a newcomer rosé, made from 100% Pinot Noir and carefully crafted to create a perfect blend of aromas and flavors.

We believe their rose will be a perfect addition to your wine collection and a new favorite among wine lovers.

Why wait for summer days to enjoy a unique and exquisite Rosé? Make it a year-round must-have!

We’re here to make it easy for you to savor the best Rosé wines available, so check our carefully curated selection and find your next favorite!

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