22.10.2021 – 12:31
German Wine Institute GmbH
Rosé wines and sparkling wines are becoming increasingly popular in this country. The offer is now correspondingly large and varied. The German Wine Institute (DWI) presents examples of outstanding rosés from local cellars with the winners of this year’s special rosé award as part of the DLG Federal Wine Awards 2021.
In the DWI competition, the Zehe-Clauß winery from Mainz presented the best rosé wine with the 2020 dry rosé from the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties. Second place went to the Thomas Gottwald und Sohn winery from Lörzweiler in Rhineland-Hesse for its 2020 Muscat-Trollinger Spätlese Rosé fine-dry, followed by the Emmerich-Köbernik winery from Waldböckelheim von der Nahe, which came third in the competition with its 2020 St. Laurent Rosé fine-dry emerged. The special prize for the best rosé sparkling wine went to the St. Laurentius sparkling wine estate from Leiwen on the Moselle, which won over the jury with its Pinot Noir Crémant “Cuvée Nadine” in 2019.
Trend towards increased consumption of rosé
DWI managing director Monika Reule emphasized at the award ceremony that the trend towards increased consumption of rosé can also be seen in the wine market data of the Nielsen Homescan panel: “Last year, rosé wines made up twelve percent of all wine purchases in Germany and they contributed to sales of wine a share of eleven percent. Compared to the previous year, this corresponds to an increase of one percentage point “, explained Reule.
Rosé wines of German origin are particularly popular in their own country. Almost every second bottle of rosé purchased (47%) in 2020 came from domestic production. The proportion has increased significantly by three percentage points compared to 2019. Regarding the grape varieties, Pinot Noir (13%), Dornfelder (11%) and Portuguese (10%) dominate sales. The most important international countries of origin on the German rosé wine market are France and Spain, each with a market share of 13 percent.
The rose supply is growing
The growing demand is also offset by an increased supply of German rosé wines. The number of quality-checked roses rose to around one million hectoliters last year. In 2010 it was almost a quarter lower at 768,000 hectoliters.
The larger range of rosé is also reflected in the jobs for the federal wine awards. In the past five years, the proportion of rose-colored wines has increased by two percentage points to seven percent.
Rosés as excellent menu companions
Monika Reule sees one reason for this development in a changed style and perception of German rosés: “Our rosé wines are much more characterful today than they were a few years ago and they are increasingly found in the upper price segment Image as a pure summer wine and are increasingly being discovered as excellent menu companions. ”
Rosé wines and sparkling wines are not only trendy in Germany, but also internationally. Against this background, the DWI will also be presenting rosés at the world’s largest wine fair ProWein next year under the motto “Drink Pink!” at the center of your trade fair presence.
Original content from: Deutsches Weininstitut GmbH, transmitted by news aktuell