Abrau Durso – Victor Dravigny Semi-Sweet Red – Bronze Dessert

2nd January 2018


Congratulations to Abrau Durso with their Victor Dravigny Semi-Sweet Red which received a bronze medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017.

A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to understand categories such as Dessert: “Dessert wine with Stilton or lemon tart… Yum! A wine that may take ages to develop and likely not to be a simple wine, sweet experience yet complex in taste.

The original red sparkling wine based entirely on the Cabernet-Sauvignon variety is created with the use of the classic technique and has an excellent balance of sweetness and freshness. It is characterized by an amazingly rich ruby colour, glossy shine, stable mousse and deep yet fresh cherry and currant aroma that is typical of Cabernet-Sauvignon. In the glass, the bouquet opens up quite interestingly with tones of strawberry jam and prune. The taste is a surprising mix of sweetness and amazing berry freshness, splendidly subtilized by ageing, velvet tannins and long aftertaste.

This rare variety of sparkling wine will become a perfect accompaniment to blue cheeses, as well as red berries and chocolate desserts. Lovers of sweet aperitifs — including the classic Kir Royal — will surely appreciate the true value of this sparkling wine.

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.