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Germany's best Rosés awarded

24-03-2020

In spring, the German Wine Institute (DWI) invited a 15-person jury of experts from 15 different countries to select "Germany's Best Rosé wines and Sparkling wines 2020" from a total of around 200 entries.


Due to the special circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the winners were honored on March 23rd as part of a video message from DWI managing director Monika Reule.
(The video is only available in German).

In the sparkling wine category, the jury selected the 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé Brut from the wine and sekt estate Wilhelmshof in Siebeldingen, Pfalz. Second place went to the Pinot Noir Rosé Brut from the Eymann winery in Gönnheim, Pfalz, followed by the 2015 Le Grand Rosé Extra Brut from the Schloss Sommerhausen wine estate in the Franconian town of Sommerhausen.

Amongst the rosé wine producers, the Braunewell-Dinter team from Essenheim in Rheinhessen, was awarded the best rosé for their wine called "der Rosé". In second place was the 2018 Rosé Fumé from Weingut Dr. Heger in Ihringen, Baden. Third place went to the Johanninger wine estate in Biebelsheim, Rhinehessen for its Spätburgunder & Frühburgunder Rosé from the Kreuznacher Junker vineyard.

The international jurors were very positively surprised by the level and stylistic diversity of the German rosés. "We wanted to achieve exactly this surprise effect with our Rosé focus this year," explained DWI Managing Director Monika Reule. "Many experts, especially abroad, are not yet aware of how much the style of German rosé wines has changed in recent years. Today they are much more fruit driven, full of character and increasingly to be found in the premium segment. They are also excellent menu accompaniments and no longer perceived purely as summer wines,” says Reule.

The DWI will continue its theme of "Drink Pink!" at ProWein 2021, following the trade fair’s postponement this year.

In addition to the three winning wines and sparkling wines, the jury selected the following rosés from the top 20:

Wine Region

Producer

Vintage

Category

Designation

Rosé Wines

Baden

Weingut Franz Keller

2019

Jeden Tag Rosé
Saignée

trocken

Franken

Divino Nordheim-Thüngersheim

2018

Pinot Noir Rosé
„Großes Gewächs“

trocken

Mosel

Margarethenhof - Weingut Weber

2018

Lambertus Spätburgunder

 

Pfalz

Weingut Darting,

2019

Spätburgunder Rosé

trocken

Pfalz

Weingut Karl Pfaffmann

2019

Merlot Rosé

trocken

Pfalz

Weingut Schenk-Siebert

2018

Grünstadter Spätburgunder Rosé - Fumé

trocken

Rheingau

Weingut
Meine Freiheit

2018

Spätburgunder Rosé Pride Edition

feinherb

Rheinhessen

Weingut Dackermann

2018

Pinot Noir Rosé

trocken

Rheinhessen

Weingut Alexander Flick

2019

Rosé
Flickwerk

trocken

Rheinhessen

Weingut Georg Gustav Huff

2019

Rosé

trocken

Rheinhessen

Weingut David Spies

2019

Merlot Rosé

feinherb

Rosé-Sparkling Wines

Pfalz

Wein- u. Sektgut Ernst Weisbrodt

2017

Pinot Rosé

brut

Rheingau

Wein- u. Sektgut Barth

 

Pinot Rosé

brut

Württemberg

Weingut Bernhard Ellwanger

2016

Muskat-Trollinger Rosé Schorndorfer Grafenberg

brut

 

Video: Drink Pink! - Germany's best rosé wines and sparkling wines awarded by DWI-managing director Monika Reule.
(The video is only available in German.)

Germany's Top 20 Rosé Wines and Rosé Sparkling Wines(PDF)

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