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Top50 German Wines in China

03/04/2016

China Top 50 German Wine Award 2016 has been successfully held on March 2nd in Shanghai. Around 40 importers, representing 79 German wineries, have participated in this competition with 151 German wines in total, which are all legally sold in mainland China.


"China Top 50 German Wine Award" is a new project launched by the Wines of Germany China in 2016. It aims to raise the awareness and profile of German wine in China, and present the trade, media and consumers the diversity and high quality of wines produced in Germany, at all price points.

Winning wines were selected through blind tasting by a panel of wine professionals consists of Fongyee Walker, Jean-Marc Nolant, Corinne Mui, Fan Zhao, Xiaoqun Dai and Hongjing Dai (see Appendix 2 for profiles of the judges). A 20-point marking scheme has been applied.

The winning wines exhibit a great diversity in grape variety and price segments. Apart from Riesling, traditional varieties such as Spӓtburgunder and Silvaner have also won impressive marks from all the judges. More than half of the winning wine are from the low to middle price segments (retail price under 400 RMB per bottle), which demonstrates the high price performance of German wine.

Wines of Germany will publish a "Buyer’s Guide to China Top 50 German Wine" and distribute it to print, online and social media and consumers. Winning wines will have the opportunity of exposure in road shows, master classes, tastings and consumer classes of Wines of Germany.

Appendix 1. China Top 50 German Wine Competition awarded wines

Importer

Winery

Name of Wine

Grape varieties

Vintage

Region

Price range (RMB)

Spätburgunder

Schmidt Marketing

Meyer-Näkel

Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder

Spätburgunder

2013

Ahr

200-400

Shanghai Hengjin Logistics Co.,LTD

Weingut H.J. Kreuzberg

Weingut H.J. Kreuzberg Sonnenberg Spätburgunder Trocken Grosses Gewächs®

Spätburgunder

2012

Ahr

> 400

Tianjin Chinaland International Trade Co.,LTD

HEX VOM DASENSTEIN 

HEX VOM DASENSTEIN  Spätburgunder. Spätlese troken.,Barrique 

Spätburgunder

2012

Baden

> 400

Westmann International GmbH

Weingut Ravensburg

Weingut Ravensburg Löchle Pinot Noir GG

Spätburgunder

2011

Baden

> 400

Tianjin Chinaland International Trade Co.,LTD

HEX VOM DASENSTEIN 

HEX VOM DASENSTEIN Spätburgunder Spätlese  

Spätburgunder

2012

Baden

> 400

German Fine Wine Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd

Weingut Hensel

Weingut Hense HÖHENFLUG Red Wine Cuvée Dry

Red blend

2010

Pfalz

> 400

Sparkling Wine

Beijing XinDe Commercial Affairs Consulting Co.,Itd.

HENKELL & CO. SEKTKELLEREI KG

HENKELL & CO. SEKTKELLEREI KG Fürst von Metternich Riesling Dry Gift Box

Riesling

2015

Rheingau

<200

White Wine excluding Riesling

Fides Winnery Co.

Bürgerspital Würzburg

Bürgerspital Würzburg Thüngersheimer Müller-Thurgau Kabinett Feinherb

Müller-Thurgau

2014

Franken

<200

Fides Winnery Co.

Bürgerspital Würzburg

Bürgerspital Würzburg Würzburger Pfaffenberg Grauburgunder trocken

 Grauburgunder

2013

Franken

200-400

Shanghai Hengjin Logistics Co.,LTD

Weingut  Stadt Lahr Familie Wöhrle

Weingut  Stadt Lahr Familie Wöhrle  Lahrer Kronenbühl  Grauburgunder trocken VDP.Erste Lage

 Grauburgunder

2012

Baden 

200-400

Fides Winnery Co.

Bürgerspital Würzburg

Bürgerspital Würzburg Würzburger Silvaner trocken

Silvaner

2013

Franken

<200

Vinhill

Sommeracher WG

Silvaner Kabinett Sommeracher Katzenkopf

Silvaner

2010

Franken

200-400

Schmidt Marketing

Juliusspital

Juliusspital Würzburger Stein Silvaner GG Trocken

Silvaner

2013

Franken

> 400

Shanghai Hengjin Logistics Co.,LTD

WG Divino Nordheim Thungersheim

Divino Nordheim ThungersheimeG Silvaner Trockenbeerenauslese

Silvaner

2006

Franken

> 400

Dry-style Riesling

Shanghai diveristy fine wine selections

Weingut Wittmann

Weingut Wittmann 100 Hill Riesling trocken

Riesling

2011

Rheinhessen

<200

Connoisseur Trading

Becker Landgraf

Becker Landgraf im Felsenkeller Riesling Feinherb

Riesling

2012

Rheinhessen

<200

Shanghai diveristy fine wine selections

Weingut Wittmann

Weingut Wittmann Aulerde Riesling GG

Riesling

2012

Rheinhessen

> 400

Shanghai MIG International Trade Co., Ltd.

Battenfeld Spanier

Battenfeld Spanier Frauenberg Riesling

Riesling

2013

Rheinhessen

> 400

China Wines & Spirits

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Riesling trocken

Riesling

2014

Pfalz

<200

Shanghai Hengjin Logistics Co.,LTD

Winzerverein Deidesheim eG

Winzerverein Deidesheim eG Riesling Kabinett Deidesheimer Leinhöhle

Riesling

2014

Pfalz

200-400

Westmann International GmbH

Weingut Ravensburg

Weingut Ravensburg Husarenkappe Riesling GG

Riesling

2012

Baden

200-400

The Wine Contor

S.A. Prüm

S.A. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Devon Riesling Kabinett 2008

Riesling

2008

Mosel

200-400

Lelane wines

Markus Molitor

Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Edition Spätlese Dry Riesling

Riesling

2008

Mosel

> 400

Shanghai Hengjin Logistics Co.,LTD

Weingut Peter Lauer

Faß12, "UNTERSTENBERG" Riesling

Riesling

2012

Mosel

> 400

Champde Imp & Exp Co.,Ltd

SCHLOSS VOLLRADS

Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling, Kabinett Feinherb

Riesling

2013

Rheingau

200-400

Schmidt Marketing

Domdechant  Werner

Domdechant Werner Riesling Spätlese Trocken Hochheimer Kirchenstück

Riesling

2011

Rheingau

200-400

The Wine Contor

Balthasar Ress

Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling ‘GG’ 

Riesling

2012

Rheingau

> 400

Weingut Emrich Schönleber

Weingut Emrich Schönleber

Weingut Emrich Schönleber Halenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs

Riesling

2014

Nahe

> 400

Sweet-style Riesling

Wollemi (Shanghai) International Trading Ltd.

Weingut Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

Joh. Jos. Christoffel Riesling

Riesling

2014

Mosel

<200

Summergate Fine Wines

Weingut DR. LOOSEN

Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling

Riesling

2014

Mosel

<200

Pucentury

Weingut Reinhold Haart

Weingut Reinhold Haart Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Kabinett

Riesling

2013

Mosel

200-400

Lelane wines

Markus Molitor

Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg Off Dry  Riesling

Riesling

2014

Mosel

200-400

The Wine Contor

Dr. F Weins Prüm

Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett

Riesling

2012

Mosel

200-400

Foshan Suishi Wine Co.,Ltd.

Weingut Karl Erbes

Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese*

Riesling

2003

Mosel

200-400

Beijing Rhine Valley Trade Co.,Ltd.

Weingut Hubertus Clüsserath

Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

2014

Mosel

200-400

Shanghai diveristy fine wine selections

Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt

Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

2013

Mosel

200-400

Peter Mertes

Peter Mertes

Gold Edition RIESLING AUSLESE

Riesling

2011

Mosel

200-400

Summergate Fine Wines

Weingut Fritz Haag

Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

2012

Mosel

> 400

Nanjing Top-Most Food Trading Co.,Ltd

Weingut Rüdiger Kröber

Winninger Röttgen Riesling Spätlese "Alte Reben"

Riesling

2014

Mosel

> 400

Wollemi (Shanghai) International Trading Ltd.

Weingut Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben

Joh. Jos. Christoffel Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese

Riesling

2012

Mosel

> 400

Wollemi (Shanghai) International Trading Ltd.

Weingut Schloss Lieser

Schloss Lieser Niederberg-Helden Riesling Auslese

Riesling

2014

Mosel

> 400

Shanghai Huqiao Import Co.,Ltd

Peter Winter Weinkellerei GmbH

 Rheingau Riesling Kabinett Rheingau

Riesling

2011

Rheingau

<200

Ruby Red Fine Wine

Hans Lang

Hans Lang Riesling Schönhell Auslese

Riesling

2011

Rheingau

200-400

The Wine Contor

Balthasar Ress

Riesling Kabinett Hattenheim Schützenhaus

Riesling

2012

Rheingau

200-400

Shanghai Hengjin Logistics Co.,LTD

Weingut Peter Jakob Kühn

 Lenchen Riesling Spätlese GROSSE LAGE  

Riesling

2014

Rheingau

> 400

Nanjing Qingfengyiren Wine Co.,Ltd

Weingut Georg-Mueller Stiftung

 Hattenheimer Wisselbrunnen Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

Riesling

2007

Rheingau

> 400

Ruby Red Fine Wine

Muller-Catoir

Müller-Catoir Mandelgarten Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

2014

Pfalz

> 400

Ruby Red Fine Wine

Muller-Catoir

Müller-Catoir Bürgergarten Riesling Spätlese

Riesling

2014

Pfalz

> 400

Watson's Wine

Gunderloch

AUSLESE ROTHENBERG RIESLING

Riesling

2013

Rheinhessen

> 400

Vinhill

Horst Sauer

Escherndorfer Lump Riesling Auslese

Riesling

2010

Franken

> 400

 

Appendix 2. Profile of the judge panel

Fongyee Walker

MW candidates; WSET educator; co-founder of the Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, Beijing’s first and fully independent wine consulting and education service (est. 2007)
Jean-Marc Nolant
Sommelier in the 90's for numerous Michelin starred restaurants in France, UK and U.S.; Wine Director for the Hyatt Group Asia Pacific from 2008; joined the famous French Wine Guide Bettane+Desseauve in 2014 as one of the key tasters.
  
Corinne Mui
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Wine Educator of Asia Wine Service and Education Centre (AWSEC®); holds WSET Level 4 Diploma.
   
Fan Zhao (Frankie)
Member of Institute of Wines and Spirits; holds WSET Level 4 Diploma; chief wine educator of I-WAY Wine Education.
Xiaoqun Dai (James)
Judge of Shanghai International Wine Challenge; judge of China Wine Challenge; wine educator.

Hongjing Dai (Ian)

Wine educator of I-WAY Wine Education; wine journalist and founder of Vino Journal; WSET Level 4 Diploma holder; Judge of Decanter Asia Wine Awards.

For more information, please contact Wines of Germany China:

Wines of Germany China

Ms. Ivy Tang

Tel:+86(0)21 51532455

E-mail:ivy.tang@winesofgermany.com.cn

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