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Awards at the Vinalies Internationales
The 26th annual Vinalies Internationales took place in Paris from February 27th to March 3rd.
Of the highest expertise, Vinalies Internationales is a competition held with the participation of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, the International Union of Oenologists in France and VINOFED, the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions. Participation is limited to only the best-known oenologists and wine professionals in the countries taking part.
Vinalies Internationales medals are internationally recognized. They identify the wines by their sensory qualities, independent of their geographic origin. Each Vinalies medalist receives a commentary drawn up by the president of the jury concerned.
Vinalies Internationales 2020
This year, the 26th Vinalies Internationales took place from February 27th to March 3rd, 2020, and brought together more than 2,959 wines from 45 different countries.
Prize list 2020
Vinalies Internationales in a few figures
- 2,959 wines presented
- 45 countries represented
- 887 medals awarded (279 gold and 608 silver)
- 41% of the medalists were French
Ranking the Trophies
The Trophy of Vinalies Internationales rewards those wines that receive the best rating in each category.
Wolfberger’s Fleur de Bière® Originale outshined the other competitors in the Eaux-de-Vie. Made from a bière de gard distilled in copper stills, Fleur de Bière® Originale received a gold medal as well as the Trophy Eaux-de-Vie at the Vinalies Internationales.
1 Trophy – 4 Gold Medals – 2 Silver Medals
- Riesling Grand Cru Hengst 2018 Gold Medal
- Riesling Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr 2018 Silver Medal
- Riesling Grand Cru Eichberg 2018 Silver Medal
- Eau-de-Vie de Poire Williams Gold Medal
- Fleur de Bière® Originale Gold Medal / Trophy Eaux-de-Vie
(W)3 on WineAlign : 89 points !
” Wolfberger is a large, successful co-op winery in Alsace, and I particularly like this inventive blend. It includes three varieties, led by highly aromatic Riesling and Muscat with some pinot gris to bring weight. Expect lifted muscat-driven orange blossom and lavender florality, a hint of riesling petrol and generous pear/pineapple fruit. It is medium bodied, off-dry but nicely zesty and tart-edged. A bit coarse and bitter but very tasty. The length is excellent.”
Tasted on September 2017 by David Lawrason – 89 Points
(W)3 got the Silver Medal at the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2017
Wolfberger Crémant d’Alsace Brut, Cuvée 115
Top 10 Best Effervescents in the World 2016
To kick off this year of festivities and new products, Wolfberger previewed its Crémant d’Alsace “Cuvée 115.” Voted among the Top 10 Best Effervescents in the World 2016 (Top 10 des Meilleurs Effervescents du Monde 2016), an international competition of 540 samples from 24 countries, the Crémant d’Alsace “Cuvée 115” crowns this anniversary year.
The profile of this Crémant d’Alsace lies among the classic Wolfberger staples. Golden with long-lasting, fine bubbles, the nose is subtle and expressive of crisp white fruit, with aromas of white flowers and a touch of lemon. The palate detects toasty notes, with a fresh and frank attack. Good balance is maintained, with a long aromatic persistence on toasty, fruity notes.
From today on, the “Cuvée 115”, proudly sporting the Gold Medal in the Best Effervescents in the World, will commemorate this festive year with panache. It can keep company with any and all convivial occasions, from aperitif to dessert. Perfect with fish and shellfish, your meals will benefit from its finesse and elegance. Dedicated to our 400 winegrowers and our technical team, Wolfberger’s “Cuvée 115” is a new winemaking achievement that rewards all of the work provided by the Wolfberger “family.”
Two Gold Medals at the International Wine Challenge 2016
Two Gold medals for Wolfberger!
Two of Wolfberger’s Grand Crus were awarded gold medals at the International Wine Challenge held in April 2016 :
- Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Pfersigberg 2014
- Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Ollwiller 2014
Two Gold medals at the International Mundus Vini 2016
Two Gold medals for Wolfberger!
Two of Wolfberger’s Grand Crus received gold medals at the International Mundus Vindi, held in Germany in August 2016:
- Riesling Vendanges Tardives 2014
- Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives 2012
Four Gold Medals at the Grands Concours du Monde 2016
Four Gold medals for Wolfberger!
At the Grands Concours du Monde 2016, held April 10-11 in Strasbourg, Wolfberger was awarded four Gold medals for:
- Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2015
- Pinot Gris Grand cru Pfersigberg 2014
- Pinot Gris Rangen 2014
- Pinot Gris Signature 2015
Year’s Best Alsace by Wine & Spirits Magazine – December 2016
Wine & Spirits magazine blind panels tasted 260 new-realease Alsace Wines over the past 12 months. Joshua Greene, the critic for Alsace wines, rated 46 as exceptional (90+) and 15 as Best Buys. In the list, 3 Wolfberger wines have been tasted and rated !
International Wine Challenge 2016
Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2016
Wolfberger got a Silver medal for the Riesling 2015 and a Bronze medal for the Crémant d’Alsace Brut Riesling.
This year, the standards of entries were very high with 366 medals in total, 86 Gold, 112 Silver and 168 Bronze.
Decanter 2016 : Three Wolfberger’s Grands Crus rewarded !
(W)3 got the Gold Medal at the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2016
Wine Enthusiast : 89 points for two Wolfberger’s Crémant d’Alsace.
Wolfberger Crémant Brut & Crémant Rosé got both 89 points by the Wine Enthusiast, proving once more the quality of Wolfberger sparkling wines.
Wolfberger wines rewarded by M. Huon Hooke, Australia.
– Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen 2012: 95 points
– Riesling Grand Cru Rangen 2012: 96 points
– Riesling Grand Cru Eichberg 2013: 92 points
– Crémant Chardonnay Fût de Chêne 2010 : 90 points
Bronze Medals :
– AOC Alsace Riesling 2015 : 87 points
– AOC Alsace Pinot Gris 2015 : 86 points
– AOC Crémant Brut d’Alsace : 87 points
Two Wolfberger wines rewarded at the Wine of the Year Competition 2016, Finland
Two Wolfberger wines have been awarded during the Wine of the Year Competition 2016 organised in Finland by Wine Society. For this 19th edition, 650 wines have been tasted and listed in 20 different categories.
- Riesling Grand Cru Steingrubler 2012 got the Golden Medal
- Riesling Grand Cru Rangen 2010 got the Award of honorary mentions
91 Livets Goda Points for Wolfberger Muenchberg Grand Cru Riesling 2014
” Deap aromas of honey, pear and peach matured in the sun with pronounced mineral notes. Fine acidity, good concentration in fruits, fresh and fruity flavors of passion fruits and currants, offering a beautiful length on notes of pear.” – Livets Goda tasting comment, Sweden.
Silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The WolfAmer Liqueur à l’Orange Wolfberger won the Silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition !
Awards at the Wine of the Year Competition 2016
Two Wolfberger’s wines have been rewarded at the Wine of the Year Competition 2016. Organized in Finland by the Wine Society, 650 wines divided into 20 categories was presented to the competition.
– Gold medal was awarded to our Riesling Grand Cru Steingrubler 2012.
– Our Riesling Grand Cru Rangen 2010 got the Award of honorary mention.
Awards at the Grands Concours du Monde 2015
Wolfberger was awarded 7 medals at the Grands Concours du Monde 2015, which took place on April 12th and 13th 2015 in Strasbourg.
Gold medal winners:
– Le Pinot Gris Grand Cru Pfersigberg 2013
– Le Pinot Gris Grand Cru Hatschbourg 2013
– Le Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives 2012
– Le Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kirchberg 2014
Silver medal winners :
– Le Pinot Gris Vieille Vigne 2014
– Le Pinot Gris Grand Cru Schlossherr 2014
– Le Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives 2011
Awards at Vinalies International 2015
Wolfberger won 7 medals at the Vinalies International, in Paris, which took place from February 27th to March 3rd 2015.
Medals awarded to Wolfberger
This year 7 of our products were recognized and rewarded at Vinalies International. We are proud of winning 3 gold medals and 4 silver medals.
About Vinalies International
The Vinalies were created by the Union of Oenologists of France in order to identify quality wines and allow the vintners professional recognition at an international level. Since 2010, the competitions of the Union of Oenologists of France have been certified ISO 9001 by AFAQ.
Awards at ProWein 2015
Wolfberger received 5 awards at the Wine Tasting Competition, Premium Select Wine Challenge at ProWein 2015.
The awards received
Five of our wines received awards at ProWein 2015, organized by the German magazine Selection.
The 2-star wines:
– Riesling Signature millésime 2014
– Pinot Blanc Signature millésime 2014
The 3-star wines:
– Crémant d’Alsace Brut
– Gewurztraminer Signature 2014