The Central German Wine Award in the category best white wine goes again this year to Saxony to the winery Vincenz Richter for its 2017 Traminer Spätlese dry from the site Meißner Kapitelberg. This was announced by the Meissen Winegrowers' Association.
The winegrowers' associations from Saale-Unstrut and Saxony again worked closely together in 2018. After the Great Joint Young Wine Tasting was held in spring for the 28th time this year, the 1st Central German Wine Award was presented last year in the three categories of best white wine, red wine and sparkling wine in Central Germany.
The two growing areas have their climatic characteristics in common: the very northern location and the already existing influence of the continental climate. In this respect, the two growing areas are also very well comparable with each other.
For the tasting and determination of the Central German Wine Award, the five best rated wines from the three categories white wine, red wine/rosé and sparkling wine of the regional wine awards are determined via the winegrowers' associations. The best wines and sparkling wines from both regions therefore take part in the Central German Wine Award.
The quality of the wines submitted is then judged again by a jury using precisely defined criteria. The wines and sparkling wines are judged on clarity, aroma, taste and harmony. This year, the panel of judges included: Janek Schumann (Master of Wine, Saxony), Felix Hößelbarth (Hoflößnitz Winery), Nobert Pobbig (Der Berliner Weinführer), Uwe Köster (blogger, weinbeobachter.com) and Andreas von Mach (sommelièr and manager of the Scala tower restaurant in Jena).
The presentation of the prizes of the 2nd Central German Wine Award to the winners took place on December 3, 2018 at 6 pm in a very special setting: The Metropolitan Region of Central Germany, based in Leipzig, integrated the award ceremony into its kick-off event for the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany 2019. The Kupfersaal in Leipzig was chosen as the venue for the event. (WiS)
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