The Rieslings in this year’s international Best of Riesling competition are up against wines from a number of different wine-growing regions.
The variety of wines is what makes the competition so appealing.
The Best of Riesling competition focuses on showcasing the superb wines yielded by our winemakers from these great grape varieties rather than on finding the best Riesling.
We cordially invite all of the world’s Riesling producers – not to mention importers – to bring their wines to what is probably the world’s largest Riesling tasting. Be there to witness the best of the best Rieslings in the world being declared.
Still wines entered into the competition must meet the requirements for one of the following eight categories:
Category I: Riesling dry (with moderate alcohol content)
Dry Rieslings without single vineyard indication on the label, up to and including 12.0% ABV *
Category II: Single Vineyard Riesling dry (with moderate alcohol content)
Dry Rieslings with single vineyard indication on the label, up to and including 12.0% ABV *
Category III: Riesling dry
Dry Rieslings without single vineyard indication on the label, 12.5% ABV or above *
Category IV: Single Vineyard Riesling dry
Dry Rieslings with single vineyard indication on the label, 12.5% ABV or above *
Category V: Riesling medium dry/off dry
Rieslings that are classified as medium dry and off dry
Category VI: Riesling sweet
Sweet Riesling wines of all quality classes (up to late harvest)
Category VII: Riesling noble sweet
Noble sweet Rieslings (e.g. Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Eiswein)
Category VIII: Riesling mature
Rieslings of vintage 2012 or older (all flavour profiles are permitted)
The wines will be assigned to the categories on the basis of their analytical data and the information on the label.
* The alcohol content indicated on the label will apply.