China "TOP50 German Wines" and "TOP10 German Pinot Noirs"
Since 2016, the annual "Top50 German Wines" competition, organized by the Wines of Germany China Office has been held. In 2022, it was held for the first time in cooperation with the influential wine competition "Interwine Grand Challenge" in Guangdong, southern China. A total of 203 German wines from eight German wine-growing regions and 49 different importers were evaluated by a jury. In July, the competition ended with the following results: four double gold, 33 gold, 43 silver and 62 bronze medals.
Broad acceptance of German wines
“This high win rate reflects the broad acceptance of German wines in various price segments. The quality of German wines from the 2019 and 2020 vintages ultimately prevailed in the competition in China. In addition, many local boutique wine importers have contributed to support the competition", commented Tan Wu from Wines of Germany China. After the final evaluation by the IGC jury, 61 wines were awarded fto be included either in the "TOP50 German Wines 2022" or the "TOP10 German Pinot Noir 2022". In the overall competition, German wines received the following awards: nine x double gold, 87 x gold and 7 x silver. The winners include not only Rieslings of different styles, but also other grape varieties such as Pinot Gris, Silvaner, Gewürztraminer and Elbling.
Increased demand for Pinot Noirs
The demand for high-quality red wines, especially dry Pinot Noir, has grown in the Chinese culture in recent years. The TOP10 Pinot Noir list includes wines of various Pinot Noir styles from the wine-growing regions of Baden, Rheinhessen, Ahr and Rheingau. You can download the complete list of IGC awards, the TOP50 list of German wines and the TOP10 list of Pinot Noir here as PDF file.
The wines will be published in a buyer's guide and on social media in China by the WoG office. In addition, the wines are featured in numerous activities and master classes on various subjects at several wine fairs throughout China. You can download the complete press release here.