International PIWI Wine Award 2016: PIWI-Power from Italy through to Denmark

Bad Dürkheim, November 2016 – PAR®-Team with its head Martin Darting ran the sixth PIWI International Award tasting on the 28th and 29th of October 2016. This event enjoyed an increase of participants and wines coming from 14 different countries. Out of in total 308 submitted PIWI products, 15 wines achieved Top Gold, 105 of them received Gold, and 124 products became a silver medal. The high-quality level of the introduced whites, both traditionally and modern reductively matured, was conspicuous. The reductively aged 2015 Cuvèe Planties from St.Quiriius wine-growing estate (South Tirol region, Italy) and the oxidatively wooden-barrel-fermented 2015 Muscaris der Feindestillerie Krauss (Styria region, Austria), both white wines received 98 PAR-points, made it to the absolute top. Initiated by the PIWI International Association and carried out by WINE System AG, this competition, established in 2010, set its sight on promoting the “robust vine.”

PAR tasting takes place on the 28th – 29th of October 2016 – application deadline is the 17th of October 2016

International PIWI Wine Award 2016: registration for prestigious PAR® quality competition in its sixth edition is open now

Frasdorf, the 20th of July 2016 – more quality, more transparency, more acceptance: International PIWI Wine Award is one of the manifold platforms established by PIWI International and WINE System AG to support fungus-resistant grape varieties and producers. Unlike many other initiatives which have been taken by this organization, discussions around viticultural, economic and ecological assets and drawbacks are not the center of attention during the two-day competition, solely the quality of the submitted wines should speak volumes. The tasting will take place on the 28th – 29th of October 2016 in accordance with the internationally accepted test procedure PAR, teams consisting of specially trained experts will analyze and assess every single wine.

As in previous years, we expect further growth of international participant number, not least thanks to the newly-established association representation in France: PIWI France.