Press release: WINE SYSTEM - Tust your Senses
PIWI WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL publishes the 2022 ranking
PAR® quality test with 283 PIWI wines from 14 countries - increased average level - overall winner with 99 points comes from Switzerland
Frasdorf, October 2022 - It was an impressed PAR® Certified Master jury who, at the end of last weekend, left the tasting room of the PIWI WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL in Frasdorf, Bavaria. Because the high average level of this year's ranking exceeded all expectations: the percentage of Grand Gold and Gold scores was 10 percent higher than last year, and that without any changes to the tasting scheme or medal table. A total of 30 Grand Gold, 130 Gold, 90 Silver and 20 Recommendations were awarded. The overall winner with 99 points is the 2020 Divico AOC from the Florian Ramu vineyard on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The telephone debriefing will take place on 26 October.
The top performers per category from Switzerland
Among the 29 submissions from Switzerland, the highest score is 2022:
- Red Wine Categoriy - next to the 99-point overall winner of Florian Ramu - the 2015 Trülliker Regent AOC Zurich Barrique from the Wylandblick Winery in Zurich with 98 points and Grand Gold.
- White Wine Category the 2021s THE WHITE from the Lienhard & Vögeli winery in Zurich with 96 points and Grand Gold.
- in the category Rosé wine the 2021 Divico Rosé from the Florian Ramu vineyard on Lake Geneva with 92 points and gold.
- in the category sparkling wine the 2019 Fire Embers from the Wylandblick Winery in Zurich with 91 points and gold.
- in the category Liqueur wine the 2018 Chalmberg Wine Liqueur Rondo from Chalmberger Weinbau in Aargau with 91 points and gold.
Other Grand Gold PIWIs of the 2022 tasting come from Sweden, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Poland, Denmark and Italy. The complete ranking is available at winesystem.com/piwi-wine-award/results. By clicking on the PAR® logo, the respective data sheet for the wine appears.
High average level with a wide stylistic range
With a 10 per cent increase in Grand Gold and Gold, which corresponds to scores of 90 to 100 points, the PIWI WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL 2022 was a tasting with a pleasingly high overall level - and that despite the large vintage differences that climate change is now continuously bringing to vintners worldwide. It is probably also thanks to these climatic fluctuations that there is a great diversity in terms of style.
WINE SYSTEM Quality Tester and PAR® Certified Master Alexander Morandell: "In the large field between traditional craftsmanship and high-tech vinification, there is a lot of experimentation going on at the moment. This does not necessarily make quality testing easier, but it does make it more exciting. While modern, reductive, fruit-driven styles have set the tone for years, the overall sensory picture is now becoming much more heterogeneous again. This is shown, among other things, by a look at the natural wine segment, which manages completely without SO2 additions and produces some impressive qualities.
Free telephone counselling for participants on 26 October 2022
In order to be able to read the PAR® sheets better and to use them for the further development of the wines, the WINE SYSTEM Quality Assurance offers winegrowers the opportunity to register under firstname.lastname@example.orgThe wine cellar offers a free consultation on the wines of the participants.
Note to editors: Representatives of the press are also cordially invited to have the scoring of their wine of choice from the tasting explained to them. Dispatch of a sample wine and appointment on request at email@example.com
WINE SYSTEM - Trust your Senses with its three fields of activity - consulting, training and PAR® quality competitions - has been a competent partner for winegrowers, the trade and the specialist public in the field of wine and sensory analysis since 1999. Since 2019, the company has been under the management of board members Brigitte Wüstinger and Martin Darting and has been organising renowned wine quality competitions for many years - including the ORGANIC WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL, the WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL, the PiGUNDY WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL, the PIWI WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL and many smaller competitions. The WINE SYSTEM database with over 40,000 items is the basis for the PAR® evaluation system developed by Martin Darting. It is appreciated in the professional world as a comprehensive information portal and serves as an important tool in many areas. www.winesystem.de
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