First International Rosé Award in Germany / Over 1,000 rosé wines put to the competition / Ferry Lacombe Diffusion is France’s best rosé producer
Rosé wines are in vogue around the globe. For the first time, an officially recognised competition of international rosé wines has now taken place in Germany. A jury of experts consisting of sommeliers, wine journalists and wine retailers judged more than 1,000 rosé wines from 13 wine-growing countries. Conclusion: Rosé can be more than an uncomplicated summer wine.
What once began in France has started its triumphant march through the entire wine world. The variety and high quality of the rosé wines submitted perfectly reflects the development of the past years. The spectrum ranged from simple terrace rosés to rosés matured in large wooden barrels or barriques to fine fruity and noble sweet rarities. Almost half of the wines entered came from German wine-growing regions. In total, 190 rosé wines from Germany were awarded.
The best rosé wines of the competition were honoured by the expert jury with a special award in addition to their points score. This was awarded exclusively to the best rosés in their category and origin. For example, the “Best Rosé New World” comes from Springfontein Estate, South Africa, the “Best Rosé Italy” from Donnafugata or the “Best Rosé Spain” from Bodegas Azpilicueta. In the category of noble sweet wines, the winery Helmut Lang, Illmitz (Austria), was awarded.
For its entire collection, the winery Fam. Strehn (Austria), the winery Ferry Lacombe Diffusion (France) and the winery Hammel (Germany) may call itself "Best Rosé Producers” of the Meininger’s International Rosé Award 2021.
"It was impressive how many different styles of rosé we were able to taste. From simple but very well made rosés to matured and highly exciting rosés. This trend is definitely there and it is extremely worthwhile to look into rosé more intensively. The competition shows that rosé can do much more than it has been given credit for until now."
Die Erstplatzierten sowie die Top 100 Rosé Weine werden in der kommenden Ausgabe von Meiningers Weinwelt vorgestellt, die Mitte Mai erscheint.