The results of Germany’s biggest competition for organic wines are decided. 219 wines convinced the jury members in the 3rd Mundus Vini BioFach International Organic Wine Award and will receive their prizes in the presence of the Rhineland Palatinate Viticulture Minister Ulrike Höfken on stand 4A-550 at BioFach in Nürnberg at 11 a.m. on 15 February 2012. (Picture: Wine hall at BioFach 2011)
Alexander Stein, who is responsible in the BioFach and Vivaness team for the wine and olive oil highlights, is impressed by the high quality level of the organic wines: “The tasting session in Neustadt an der Weinstraße at the end of last year again showed what top products organic winegrowers from all over the world can produce with their wine know-how. The best of these outstanding wines are now presented with awards by the jury experts in the third competition for the MUNDUS VINI BioFach International Organic Wine Award. Buyers at the world’s leading exhibition are cordially invited to taste these in hall 4A on the four days of BioFach”
The Spanish bodegas were particularly successful by international comparison. They won a medal for each of the altogether 50 organic wines, with one Special Gold, 22 Gold and 27 Silver medals. The organic wine producers from Germany also have a respectable result to show, with 26 Gold and 21 Silver medals. They are followed in the medals table by the winegrowing nations France (39 medals, including two Special Gold), Italy (38 medals, including two Special Gold) and Austria (15 medals). The jury also awarded Special Gold to two organic wines from Australia and one wine from Chile.
A total of eight organic wines persuaded the experts to award top marks. The coveted “Special Gold” award was presented to the following wines: