It's that time of the year again. The Decanter World Wine Awards, version 2012.
As usual, The Rock sent multiple samples and received its share of the hardware. I was hoping for a better showing by Mara Theft, Inc., but the variety failed to pack a punch internationally. In any case, Makkas Winery in Pafos emerged as the big winner with the only two silver medals awarded to Cyprus. Below is the complete list of Cypriot silver and bronze medal victors. For the commended wines, run a search here!
2011 Makkas Winery Gold Red Blend (Shiraz, Grenache & Maratheftiko)
2010 Makkas Winery Gold Shiraz
2011 Aes Ambelis Winery Rose
2009 Ezousa Shiraz
2010 Makkas Winery Maratheftiko
2010 Makkas Winery Gold Merlot
2011 Sodap Stroumpeli Rose (Maratheftiko)
2011 Tsalapatis Winery Rigena (Xynisteri)2011 Tsangarides Winery Chardonnay
2007 Tsiakkas Winery Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Tsiakkas Winery Xynisteri
2010 Zambartas Wineries Maratheftiko
2011 Zambartas Wineries Semillon - Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Zambartas Wineries Shiraz - Lefkada