Rieslings of the Year awarded / Collection of the Year comes from Rheingau
During a festive award ceremony, the best Rieslings of this year's competition were honoured. Patroness Minister Daniela Schmitt personally congratulates the winemakers.
Once again, this June the Meininger Verlag focused on the most important grape variety, the Riesling. In exciting and discussion-rich tasting rounds, the winners were chosen in a total of eight categories. Nearly 2,000 wines were evaluated sensorially, qualitatively and based on the well-known and recognised 100-point scheme.
On a total of nine tasting days, the Rieslings were intensively tasted, evaluated and the best were awarded in the final round. As usual, the wines were judged in a blind tasting by an expert jury of oenologists, specialist retailers, sommeliers and journalists who are very familiar with the diversity of Riesling..
In 2022, exciting discoveries can once again be found on the winners' list alongside well-known Riesling wineries. A total of 142 Rieslings were awarded 91 and more points in the competition, with eleven Rieslings achieving the top score of 94 points.
The Riesling Collection of the Year goes to VDP winery Schloss Vollrads from the Rheingau. In addition to the 1st place for the 2020 Schlossberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs (94 points), the team around Ralf Bengel achieved further top ratings for the 2018 Riesling Beerenauslese (92 points), the 2021 Winkel Riesling Spätlese (91 points) as well as the 2021 Winkel Riesling trocken (88 points) and thus achieved the best overall result of all participating wineries.
After the awards ceremony had been held exclusively digitally in the past two years, the award winners were once again traditionally invited to the Vinicombe of Meininger Verlag in Neustadt/ Germany. The patron of the competition, Mrs Daniela Schmitt, Minister for Economy, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate personally addressed her warm congratulations to the wineries present.
The winners of the eight categories as well as a top 100 will be presented by Meiningers Weinwelt in its July issue. All award-winning Rieslings can be found on the following pages.