The winners of Meininger's International Rosé Award 2022 / Photo Credit: Meininger Verlag, Sascha Kreklau
The winners of Meininger's International Rosé Award 2022 / Photo Credit: Meininger Verlag, Sascha Kreklau

Meininger's International Rosé Award 2022

Rosé wines of the year 2022 awarded at ProWein
St. Antony Winery and Château d'Esclans are the best rosé producers

During the world's leading trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf, the awards for the best rosé wines of 2022 were presented. Rosé wine is the trend theme of the year and convinces with increasing qualities. In total, just over 300 rosé wines convinced the jury of experts this year and were awarded a medal.

The best rosé producer in Germany in 2022 is the St. Antony winery from the Rheinhessen growing region. Within a very short time, Dirk Würtz and his team have built up an outstanding series of different rosé wines that is unparalleled in Germany. In addition, Dirk Würtz was able to accept the award for the "Best barrel-aged Rosé Rheinhessen" (Premium) for his 2020 Wunderschön PURE Rosé.

The best rosé producer in France this year is Château d'Esclans, a winery from La Motte in Provence that is already very well known for its excellent rosé wines.

Photo Credit: Meininger Verlag, Sascha Kreklau
Photo Credit: Meininger Verlag, Sascha Kreklau

Rosé wine is the trendy topic and has been clearly demonstrating for several years that it is not a compromise between red and white wine, but has its very own signature. Rosé is gaining in importance worldwide and wine connoisseurs can find both fun, easy-drinking terrace wines, but also highly complex, exciting wines that can be stored.

Christian Wolf
Director Degustation

A total of 307 rosé wines from all over the world were awarded this year, 55 wines were rated with 90 points and more. All awarded rosé wines as well as the special awards can be found on the following pages.

Best Rosé Pfalz

2021 III Tradition Cabernet Franc Rosé trocken

This rosé shimmers orange-red in the glass, bringing lots of red fruit in the nose, from cherry to redcurrant; on the palate, it is finely spicy and deep with a dense structure and lots of juice.

 

2017 Ureigen Rosé trocken
2017 Ureigen Rosé trocken

Best Rosé Rheinhessen

2021 Ein Schluck vom Himmel Rosé

"Ein Schluck vom Himmel (A sip from the sky) presents itself more like a sunset in terms of colour, and a glass of this refreshing rosé goes well with it; with notes of blueberry and mint, plus a little orange zest and extremely fresh acidity.

2020 Wunderschön PURE Rosé
2020 Wunderschön PURE Rosé

Best Rosé Württemberg

2021 Lily Rosé

Fresh, fruity, elegant, these are the words that come to mind when tasting this juicy, animating rosé, so it's best to plan a second glass right away.

2021 Sagenhaft Rosé trocken
2021 Sagenhaft Rosé trocken

Best Rosé off-dry Germany

2021 Schmetterlinge im Bauch

In the foreground are aromas of red fruits, cherry and raspberry, underpinned by fine, slightly piquant spice; at the same time super juicy and dense with a balanced sweetness-acidity play, this is carefree enjoyment for summer evenings.

2021 13 Zweigelt Rosé
2021 13 Zweigelt Rosé

Best Rosé France

2021 Mirabeau Etoile 

This rosé shimmers in fine pink in the glass and comes with aromas of berry fruit and herbal spice; animating and fresh on the palate with crisp acidity.

2021 Zinzula Negroamaro Rosato
2021 Zinzula Negroamaro Rosato

Best Rosé Spain

2021 Señorío de Villarrica Rosé

This fresh rosé from Rioja convinces on the nose with lots of fruit, an interplay of raspberry, blackberry, ripe cherries and a hint of cassis; in the mouth refreshing, straightforward and gripping with a long finish.

Bester Rosé Spanien im LEH 2021 Viña Albali Rosado
Bester Rosé Spanien im LEH 2021 Viña Albali Rosado
2021 Pinot Noir Rosé off-dry
2021 Pinot Noir Rosé off-dry

Best Rosé Austria 

2021 Zweigelt Rosé

Youthfully fresh summer wine, perfect for the terrace with aromas of ripe wild berries and some citrus; fresh, animating and harmonious with balanced acidity.

2021 Ammiraglia
2021 Ammiraglia
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