Italy's winemakers achieve 4 times Grand Gold, 34 times Gold, 36 times Silver and 10 Bronze

Mar 11, 2023

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WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL publishes Winter Ranking 2023

Part 1 of the cross-country and cross-style quality test with 283 wines from 19 countries - the results from Italy - free debriefing

Frasdorf, March 2023 - For the 3rd time since the inception of the open-topic WINE SYSTEM Awards, the PAR® jury tasted the WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL in early March. It is the first in the annual programme and it is highly rated by the PAR® Certified Master Jury. The reason: the oenological diversity. Traditional craftsmanship, modern winemaking and experimentation, rare grape varieties, diverse origins - everything is there and thanks to PAR® the team is methodically well equipped. Just a glance at the 13 Grand Gold wines gives an idea of the range. They come from 7 countries in diverse climatic zones and show that quality is anything but uniform - from natural red wines from Sweden to traditional Vin Santo from Italy to modern 99-point white wines from Portugal, which are reductively vinified in steel tanks. In total, another 111 wines were awarded gold, 125 silver and 34 bronze.

The Grand Gold wines per category from Italy

The top placings from Italy in the other categories

The only award with free debriefing for participants

While most awards are used purely for marketing purposes, WINE SYSTEM - Trust your Senses has made a name for itself by providing not only points and medals at its awards, but also essential information for quality management. For this purpose, data on the type of production and ingredients of the wines are collected in advance, before the sensory components are meticulously documented in the blind tasting by a team of two, and only in the third step are they qualitatively classified in terms of origin, climate and type of production as well as drinkability. All this is recorded in a clear data sheet, the PAR® sheet. This procedure means that producers know afterwards what they can improve about their wine. In order to clarify questions of understanding, the PAR® Master Jury even offers a free telephone debriefing of the evaluations, which is increasingly taken up especially by winegrowers.

WINE SYSTEM quality assurance manager Alexander Morandell: "We are honoured that both long-established and young wineries entrust us with their wines in order to find out in which segments they can be improved. Because that is precisely the strength of our rankings: the information content. We can only encourage all participants to make use of the telephone debriefing with us; it is our concern that the added value of PARalso reaches the producers."

For those who want to see for themselves, the tasting results can be viewed online down to the smallest detail. By clicking on the PAR® logo, the respective data sheet appears - enthusiasm index included.

WINE SYSTEM - Trust your Senses with its activity area in consulting, training and PAR® high-quality contests is a capable partner for winegrowers, retail and expert audience in the fields of wine and sensors since 1999. WINE SYSTEM AG operates under the leadership of both board members Brigitte Wüstinger and Martin Darting since 2019. Since many years, the company organisers well-known high-quality contests, for instance, ORGANIC WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL, WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL, PiGUNDY WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL, International PIWI Wine Award, as well as other smaller events. The database that contains more than 40.000 listed wines became a global information tool highly appreciated among experts.




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