Andrew Jefford's Top 25 Premium Argentinian Malbecs

August 20, 2019



Altos Las Hormigas is selected as one of the Top 25 Premium Argentinian Malbec wines by Decanter magazine. 

Magazin Decanter je izabrao Altos Las Hormigas kao jedno od najboljih 25 vrhunskih argentinskih vina Malbec.

Objavljuju se pobednici Top 10 takmicenja za pinotage!

August 14, 2019

Objavljuju se pobednici Top 10 takmičenja za pinotage.

Kanonkop i Simonsig Pinotage dostupni su u Srbiji. Vina se mogu kupiti na mreži na veb sajt Wine & Pleasure. 

Najbolji vinograd u svetu

July 18, 2019

Na poslednjem svetskom takmičenju za najbolje vinograde, Zuccardi je izabran za “Najbolji vinograd na svetu”.

Zuccardi is selected as the "Best Vineyard in the World" on the latest World's Best Vineyards Competition.

Chamlija Sui Generis 2016 i Thracian 2016 osvajaju zlatnu medalju na Global Masters.

July 09, 2018

Chamlija Sui Generis 2016 and Thracian 2016 both win Gold Medal in Global Masters Competition.

All the entries for the Global Masters are tasted blind, ensuring that the judges have no knowledge of the identity of each wine beyond its price band and basic style.Once a score for each wine from every judge has been revealed, and the reasons for the result given, the chair of each judging group will compile an average score, and award medals accordingly.

Each wine is scored on the 100-point scale, with pre-set scoring bands corresponding to the medals awarded, which range from Bronze to Gold, and Master - the ultimate accolade, awarded only to outstanding samples. The judges are told to consider the resulting medal when assigning their score.


The bands are as follows: 
85-88 - Bronze;
89-92 - Silver; 
93-96 - Gold; 
97-100 - Master.


Although the judges are tough, they are accurate and consistent, and the open judging process allows for debate and the revision of initial assessments.

Within the style and price category, the judges are looking for appropriate flavours - be they attributable to the vineyard or the winemaking processes. They are also in search of complexity, intensity and persistence at levels expected of the style and price band. In particular, the judges will reward wines highly if they have both balance and personality.

Thanks to the quality of the judges and the sampling process, the Global Masters provides an unrivalled chance to draw attention to hidden gems, as well as confirm the excellence of the renowned.


Judges of the Global Masters Competition:

Susan Hulme MW, Patrick Schmitt MW, Jonathan Pedley MW, Patricia Stefanowicz MW,  David Round MW, Andrea Briccarello, Beverly Tabbron MW and Tobias Gorn


Congratulations to Chamlija Team! We are proud to be the exclusive importer of this wine in Serbia! 

Amarone DOO prisustvovala je prvom VINE OPEN

June 29, 2019

Amarone DOO prisustvovala je prvom VINE OPEN 2019 održanoj od 28. do 29. juna u hotelu Hilton u Beogradu.

Amarone DOO attended the first VINE OPEN 2019 held between 28 - 29  June at Belgrade Hilton Hotel. 

Amarone represented the following wine brands in this successful wine event:

HESS Collection - Napa, California USA

Chamlija - Thrace, Turkey

Altos Las Hormigas - Mendoza, Argentina

MONTES - Colchagua, Chile

Simonsig - Stellenbosch, South Africa

30 Merlots from around the world

April 05, 2019



Chamlija is selected by one of the Top 30 Merlot wines from around the world by Decanter magazine. 

Decanter, one of the world's leading wine magazines, published a list of ''great value wines'' in the May issue, consisting of 30 top Merlot wines from around the World. Magazine Editor, Andrew Jefford, asked the magazine's Master of Wine tasters to list their Merlot wines pricing up to 50 pounds sterling, which were the most influential wines in the past year. 52 wines from all over the world were determined. These wines, all of which are the most important Merlot wines of their geography, were ''blind tasted'' by Decanter Editor Andrew Jefford. As a result of tasting, 30 wines were listed as ''great value''. In his essay on taste, Andrew Jefford mentioned the name of only one winery: Chamlija. Asticus Mons Merlot 2016, listed as the 16th wine in the list ranking, was listed above the most popular Merlot wine of Napa Valley, Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot.

We congratulate Chamlija for this huge success! 

Chamlija je odabrana od strane jednog od 30 najboljih Merlot vina iz cijelog svijeta od strane Decanter magazina.


Decanter, jedan od vodećih svjetskih časopisa za vino, objavio je listu '' velikih vina '' u majskom broju, koji se sastoji od 30 vrhunskih merlot vina iz cijelog svijeta. Urednik časopisa, Andrev Jefford, zamolio je majstore degustatora magazina da navedu njihova vina Merlota koja koštaju do 50 funti, što su bila najuticajnija vina u protekloj godini. Određeno je 52 vina iz celog sveta. Ova vina, koja su najvažnija merlot vina iz njihove geografije, bila su "slijepa okusila" urednik Decantera Andrev Jefford. Kao rezultat degustacije, 30 vina je navedeno kao '' velika vrednost ''. U svom eseju o ukusu, Andrev Jefford je pomenuo ime samo jedne vinarije: Chamlija. Asticus Mons Merlot 2016, naveden kao 16. vino na listi rangiranih, uvršten je iznad najpopularnijeg merlot vina Napa Valej, Duckhorn Napa Valej Merlot.


Čestitamo Čamliji za ovaj veliki uspeh!

93 points to Sui Generis by

February 25, 2019


Chamlija Sui Generis 2016 becomes the highest ever rated red Bordeaux blend wine in Eastern & South Eastern Europe by Andreas Larsson (Best Sommelier of the World). Rating: 93 points same as Lynch Bages 2016 rating. Kudos to Chamlija team.


Inky dark purple core. Ripe and modern nose with fine toast and oak, still youthful but nuanced with fine layers of dark berries, cassis, kirsch, leather, tobacco and gingerbread spices. The palate has a high concentration but modest extraction with grainy tannin, savoury dark fruit and a well-preserved freshness, finely toasty notes, coffee bean and a long powerful finish. Youthful but certainly very potent. 93/100

Svetski poznato vino “Purple Angel” ce uskoro biti dostupno i na srpskom trzistu!

March 08, 2019

Svetski poznato vino “Purple Angel” će uskoro biti dostupno i na srpskom tržištu. Ukoliko ste zainteresovani za premium vina,  možete da se obratite vinarijama u Beogradu  -  “Vinoteka Beograd” ili “Wine Corner”, kao i vinariji “Wine Therapy” u Novom Sadu.

World famous “Purple Angel” will soon be available in Serbia. Please ask for premium wines at Vinoteka Beograd or Wine Corner in Belgrade and Wine Therapy in Novi Sad. Starting from next week, the wine will be available for sales on these wine shops. 

Amarone DOO prisustvovao je Sajmu Beo Wine 2019

February 20, 2019

Amarone DOO prisustvovao je Beo Wine Fair 2019 održanom od 21. do 24. februara na Beogradskom sajmu.

Amarone DOO attended the Beo Wine Fair 2019 held between 21-24 February at Belgrade Fairgrounds. 

It was a quite successful fair with high attendance. Amarone represented Turkish wine producers Chamlija and Pasaeli on this fair with the attendance of Mr. Mustafa Camlica and Mr. Seyit Karagozoglu, owners of the wineries, respectively. 

Vinima od proizvidjaca Chamlija dodeljene su tri ⭐⭐⭐ na sajmu vina u Becu AWC Vienna 2018

October 27, 2018

Vinima od proizvidjaca Chamlija dodeljene su tri⭐⭐⭐ na sajmu vina u Becu AWC Viena 2018, jedinoj vinariji koja je ostvarila ovaj uspeh na podrucju Balkana (ukljucujuci i Madjarsku). Vina Chamlija dostupna su u Vinoteci Beograd i u Wine Therapy prodavnicama u Novom Sadu kao i u onlajn prodaji.

Chamlija Wines is awarded ⭐️⭐️⭐️ at AWC Vienna 2018, the only winery who achieved this success in Balkans region (including Hungary). Chamlija wines are available online at Vinoteka Beograd web site and in their shop at Bulevar Oslobodjenja 117, at Winecorner on West 65 in New Belgrade and also at Wine Therapy Bar in Novi Sad.

Breaking News !!! Chamlija Sui Generis 2015 wins a Gold Medal in Global Masters Competition.

June 11, 2018

Chamlija Sui Generis 2015 wins a Gold Medal in the Drinks Business Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters Competition 2018 in London. 

This is second gold medal in a row for this great wine in the category of £20-£30.

Congratulations to Chamlija Team! We are proud to be the exclusive importer of this wine in Serbia! 

Pasaeli Yapincak won a Silver Medal in Decanter Awards 2018!

May 27, 2018

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 results are announced! 


A team of 275 judges, including many of the world’s top experts, blind tasted 16,903 wines and awarded 50 Best in Show medals, 149 Platinum medals, 240 Gold medals, 3,454 Silver medals, and 7,079 Bronze medals.


Pasaeli's Yapincak is awarded 90 points and received a silver medal in this competition. Congratulations to Pasaeli team!


Please click on the link to see the full list of medals.

Double Gold Medal for Chamlija Albarino & Narince 2016!

May 19, 2018

BIWC competition results are announced! 

The results of the 7th edition of the Balkans International Wine Competition which took place in Sofia during 17-20 May 2018 are announced. 16 double gold medals have been awarded to the following countries: Bulgaria - 5, Greece - 7, Macedonia - 1, Romania - 1, Serbia - 1, Turkey - 1.

The total number of gold medals awarded by BIWC 2018 is 30, of which 8 for Bulgaria, 6 for Greece, 3 for Macedonia, 3 for Romania, 6 for Serbia, 1 for Slovenia  and 3 for Turkey.

Chamlija's Asticus Mons Merlot 2016 and Alvarinho Reserva 2015 are also awarded Gold Medals at the competition. 

Please click on the link to see the list of medals.

Chamlija Asticus Mons Cabernet Franc wins Gold Medal in CIDC.

April 24, 2018

First ever Gold Medal for a Turkish Cabernet Franc. The Union de la Sommellerie Française (UDSF) is partnering the competition of CIDC (Concours International Des Cabernets).


This organisation brings together nearly 1200 sommeliers and selects the best Sommelier of France, amongst other awards. Their expertise and their perfect knowledge of consumer tastes is a further guarantee of the quality of the wine selection. The results of the selection are communicated to USDF members after the event.

Juries made up of 3 sommeliers blind taste several wines in a category. Prior to tasting, bottles are covered, numbered and sorted in accordance with their percentage of cabernet, origin and terroir. This is a milestone success for Turkish Wine Industry.

Amarone attended the 1st Novi Sad Wine Salon

April 22, 2018

The 1st ever Novi Sad Wine Salon is held between 20-21 April at Park Hotel. Several wineries from Serbia and the region presented their magnificent products. During the 2 days of event, experts, including Rod Smith MW, hosted various masterclasses and educational workshops which were attended by wine lovers not only from the host city but also from the capital Belgrade and neighbouring cities. 


Amarone Doo represented Chamlija Wines (from Thrace - Turkey) together with the owner Mr. Mustafa Camlica himself. The attendance was quite high and the guests were quite impressed with the quality of the wines which were presented: Sui Generis 2015, Viognier 2016, Quartz Fume 2016, Albarino&Narince 2015 and Istranca 2014. 

Wines of Stony Brook Vineyards from South Africa is in Serbia now!

April 22, 2018

Amarone Doo proudly presents a new label from South Africa!


The McNaught family fell in love with Franschhoek in the late 1980s, when Nigel and Joy McNaught decided to purchase a piece of land and begin their journey in to wine. The focus from the beginning was on crafting premium-quality wines that reflected the area and the styles of wine that excited them. Several years later, they sold their first farm and sought a smaller property that would better aid them in creating the wines that they had dreamed of. In 1995 they purchased an old fruit farm. This property is now known as Stony Brook.


With a strong focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Chardonnay, the McNaught family replanted the entire farm to vines and built a small cellar in which to produce the first wines under the Stony Brook label. In 2011, the owners were joined by their son, Craig McNaught, who took over the reigns as winemaker. As time has passed, the ideals of Stony Brook have remained firmly in place and the wines still reflect a strong sense of place and passion.

From their whole portfolio we carefully selected the following wines for Serbia:

Ghost Gum White

An unusual blend of two thirds Chardonnay and one third Semillon that captures the essence of Stony Brook’s philosophy by only utilising the best grapes from the estate. Both Chardonnay and Semillon have a long history within Franschhoek and the two grapes combine to create a wine with lovely balance and texture. Both varieties were barrel-fermented and aged in 50% new oak - mostly French, with 2 small Eastern European barrels used for a portion of the Semillon. The wine underwent partial, wild malolactic fermentation in oak.

The Max

This wine, like its namesake, our 15-year-old Jack Russel, has serious attitude and as was recently pointed out to us, it is now also full-bodied! The idea behind The Max is to create a wine that has huge ageing potential as well as round, rich flavours that allow the wine to be enjoyed in its youth. It is a Bordeaux-style blend, made up of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. All of the components were picked at full ripeness to ensure that the tannins, while firm and grippy, are also round and moreish. The four varieties were matured in a combination of 30% new and 70% second-and-third-fill French oak barriques for 27 months before blending and bottling. A particularly good vintage for this wine, offering the potential to be cellared for 10 to 20 years.


The Shiraz (52%) and Viognier (2%) grapes were co-fermented with 7% lignified stalks to freshen up and give additional fragrance to the wine. The Mourvèdre (46%) was picked very ripe to allow soft, round tannins to be extracted during fermentation in stainless steel. After fermentation, the two components were taken to second-and-third-fill French Oak for natural malolactic fermentation and maturation, where the wine spent 28 months before filtration and bottling.

Sauvignon Blanc

The grapes for our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc came from Walker Bay, giving the wine lovely minerality with ripe tropical fruit on the nose. A very cold-tolerant yeast strain was used to ferment the juice to dryness at a constant 14 degrees Celcius, giving the wine complexity and elegance. Batonage was performed on the wine every two weeks after fermentation to give a creamy texture to the palate, offsetting the natural acidity. The wine was matured on its lees for ten months before fining and bottling.

Altos Las Hormigas is in Serbia!

April 09, 2018

We hereby share our joy and happiness adding this remarkable label to our portfolio. Altos Las Hormigas Vineyards are located high in the Andes mountain range Mount Aconcagua, which stands at over 6900 meters (22,000 ft), overlooking Mendoza. 

In 1995 Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the burgeoning wine areas of South America. It only took one stop to find what they were looking for. They were immediately impressed by the vineyards thriving in the high altitude and dry climate of Mendoza, and were captivated by the whispered traditions and blend of cultures.

They returned to Tuscany powerfully impressed not only by the region, but also by the unexplored potential of Malbec, a grape that had a strong local tradition but was largely ignored and misunderstood.  While the rest of the wine world saw Mendoza struggling to shed its bulk wine image, the two young Italians saw Mendoza as a place where traditional viticultural values and unblemished land could be reinvigorated with a modern winemaking approach and international experience. Instead of planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as many others were doing during the 1990s, the team decided to invest their confidence in Malbec.


Today, Malbec is the varietal for which Argentina is best known.

Alvarinho Rezerva - 90 points by

March 13, 2018

Andreas Larsson has released his tasting notes on 2015 Alvarinho Reserva. Congratulations for this great achievement for Chamlija Alvarinho  Reserva which is tasted 100% blind by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.

Bright pale straw colour with a green hue. Elegant and finely tuned nose, discreet oak, fine reduction with flint and gun powder with underlying pear, hazelnut and ripe and citrus. The palate is bone dry and precise with really good bite, freshness and extract, still youthful and restrained fruit but precise, fresh and layered with a very good length and purity. 90 Points.

Pasaeli Yapincak won the Judges' Selection Award 2018!

March 12, 2018

A number of 3,200 entries at the 2018 TEXSOM International Wine Competition were blind-tasted and judged by 63 internationally renowned tastemakers (including 20 MS and 18 MW). Of these entries, the judges awarded 2,223 medals: 285 Gold medals (9% of total entries), 760 Silver medals (24%), and 1,178 Bronze medals (37%). Suggested retail pricing of medal-winning entries ranged from US $2.99 to over US $700.00. Vintages spanned eight decades, with the oldest being 1957. 

Rosé: Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution

February 23, 2018

Elizabeth Gabay MW’s pioneering book, Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution is the first expert guide to the rosé market as it is today and to where it is going.  It is a great pleasure to announce that Pasaeli Winery's three rosé wines are the only wines from Turkey inside this book. 

91 points to Sui Generis by

February 18, 2018

The Tasted 100% Blind team organised a blind tasting just before Protein 2018, in Bordeaux. Today, we want to share with you all the treasures we've discovered during this very nice tasting by Andreas Larsson. Chamlija Sui Generis is selected among the top 39 wines over 90 points....

Tasting Chamlija wines - The pride of Turkey

January 26, 2018

Chamlija winery is situated near the border with Bulgaria. It was established in 2008 in the region of Thrace when they planted first vineyards. Their first vintage was 2011. The region is under enormous influence of the Strandja massif - a volcanic arc created more than billion years ago..... 

Chamlija Quartz Fume is awarded 'Silver Medal' 2 years in-a-row at Global Masters Competition!

January 21, 2018

Among the Golds was a lovely example from Nederburg – the Young Airhawk – which represented a great entry point to a more food-friendly textural style of Sauvignon – priced between £10 and £15. But we were also excited to find a lovely wine from Turkey’s Aegean in the same price band. Over £15, the number of Golds awarded showed the quality potential of sensitive oak management with Sauvignon – and it was pleasing to see a range of regions featured, from Adelaide Hills to Columbia Valley, Wrattonbully, Sonoma, and Waipara.


Such diversity was similarly apparent at the top end, with samples over £20 gaining Golds hailing from Marlborough, Alto Adige and the Loire, while another Turkish wine also came within a whisker of getting a Gold – the Quartz Fumé from Chamlija.

Best Sauvignon Blanc - 2017 Global Masters

January 21, 2018


Oaked 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Chamlija Wines Quartz Fumé 2016

Strandja Massif Turkey


Chamlija: Wines of the Black Sea

January 15, 2018

When we made our seven-week trip through Turkey in the summer of 2015, we were green in the wine industry. What made the situation more challenging was the lack of online information about Turkish wine. The Turkish laws forbad advertising for alcoholic beverages, which included advertising on online domains. None of the Turkish wineries’ websites worked once we were in Turkey.....

The Turks never conquered Montenegro by force of arms… How about grapes?

December 06, 2017

​Although Montenegro became a part of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 15th century, Montenegrin maintained a high degree of autonomy primarily due to geographical position and poverty of its inhabitants in the mountainous regions who weren’t earning enough to pay taxes to the Turks. So, they didn’t have many conflicts with the Turks, but the Turks obviously left traces of their presence in Montenegro.

Best Sauvignon Blanc - 2016 Global Masters

April 09, 2017


Oaked 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Chamlija Wines Quartz Fumé 2015

Strandja Massif Turkey


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