The best German red wines of the year 2017 have been announced. A total of 801 red wines from all 13 growing areas convinced the 70-strong expert jury and were awarded a medal by Meininger's Red Wine Award, proudly 71 wines even with a top rating of over 90 points.
"The German red wines, which we were allowed to taste and evaluate this year, were a highly exciting mix of established wineries, cooperatives, wineries and a large number of still largely unknown wineries. We are delighted with the incredibly high level at which German red wine moves. The decision at the end of the competition, which wine placed in the category on the podium, was very close, "said the tasting manager Christian Wolf his conclusion.
With 90 points for our 2015 Pinot Noir Barrique red wine dry, we are pleased to be represented in the top group.
Meininger's red wine award was presented by Meininger Verlag, Neustadt, in 2015 for the first time. Meininger's Red Wine Award is the first competition reserved exclusively for German red wine to be officially recognized as a competition by the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The award year has gone and the best wines and sparkling wines of the country were awarded with medals in gold, silver and bronze. Nine times the wineries from the six growing regions of the country have the opportunity to be assessed on concealed by an independent expert jury their best products and evaluate. These awards following a covert sample points and at correspondingly high scores the medals, which are then in the form of a sticker on the bottle featuring the award-winning wine and thus draw attention to its special quality. For the eleven best wineries with their wine collections, there is a State Honour Award of Rhineland-Pfalz. Ökonomierat Norbert Schindler as president of the Chamber of Agriculture Rheinland-Pfalz and Minister Secretary Andy Becht awarded in the Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Koblenz the winery Richard Richter, Winningen a State Honour Award. "We are proud of our results. The 19th State Honour Award in 20 years."