Ruppertsberger Rosé makes Top Ten in Global Pinot Noir Masters 2021
The competing wines from around the world, which were red and rosé, both still and sparkling, all had one thing in common: they were produced from the Pinot Noir grape, known in Germany as Spätburgunder.
Following a blind tasting, the R Pinot Noir Organic Rosé, 2020, produced by the wine cooperative Ruppertsberger Weinkeller Hoheburg, located in the Pfalz, won the category for Best Pinot Rosé. This was a wonderful achievement, particularly considering the high calibre of the judging panel, which was comprised solely of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers.
The criterion for each category is that the winning wine is the best example of its grape variety and therefore judged purely on its style and price rather than the location where it is grown.
Patrick Schmitt, one of the judges who writes for the drinks business, shares his comments on the award-winning German rosé:
“Such is the global demand for juicy red wines made from Pinot Noir, it’s fairly rare to find a rosé made from the grape, which is a shame, as the variety’s mix of fresh acidity and berry flavours are well suited to making fruity, dry, crisp pink wines. And Germany’s Ruppertsberger has crafted an excellent, and organic version with its R rosé, which displays plenty of ripe cherry, along with a salty, citrus-fresh finish, in this pristine, bone dry, squeaky clean rosé.”
Article by Schmitt: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2021/05/top-10-pinot-noirs-of-2021/
More information on the competition: https://www.theglobalmasters.co.uk