Greek Wine Award 2013: Quantity of premium wines is increasing


3-er-gwp-medaillen-25017 Wines with 90 or more points – the third edition of the "Greek wine award" impressively demonstrated that the quality of the products from Macedonia to Crete has increased. International and indigenous grape varieties, traditional style as well as modern style was found among the submitted wines.

(Frasdorf, 18.2.2013) 27 wineries presented 71 wines for the rating after the EU recognized PAR system. By participating in the Greek Wine Award the winemakers want, of course, promote the export of wines to Germany. In 2011 nearly half of the volume of wine exported went to German customers. But so far the majority of the Greek production remains at home.

At the 3rd Greek wine award, the quantity of such outstanding products was high. Fresh and lively
white wines, and powerful reds from northern Greece were represented
as well as wines from Crete, including a dessert wine with a particularly
successful combination of sweetness, phenolic and mineral. The Peloponnese
was presented with the indigenous varieties like Moschofilero, and with
convincing red wines from Syrah and Grenache. From the grape Xinomavro
convinced a sparkling wine from the vineyard Karanika with 92 points.

96 points, Grand Gold, and therefore the highest rating this year received
a 2008 Syrah from the Cretan Manousakis Winery. "Beguilingly Syrah
aroma with cassis, bitumen and tobacco note," describes
tasting director Martin Darting the bouquet of the winning wine. A Grenache
from the same producers reached 93 points as well as a Cuvee of Merlot
and Limnio from Mount Athos. With a pure Cabernet Sauvignon,
the producer Tsantalis slide with 94 points between them in second place
in the category red wine.

At the white wines dominated wines from indigenous grape varieties, such as Moschofilero, Assyrtiko
or Malagouzia. The best grades – both 91 points – reached
the Mantinia Teselepos classic 2012 from Tselepos and the Terra Levea Assyrtiko 2011 from Karanika.

The trained tasters evaluated the wines after the product analysis ranking,
short PAR, which were developed from tasting director Martin Darting.
As Profiler the PAR taster create for each wine a comprehensive and 
informative profile in which the ingredients are described quantitatively
and qualitatively. The PAR system guarantees an independent and especially
transparent rating.


The award and the results
will also be presented at this year's ProWein in Dusseldorf , Germany
from 24 to 26 March. The winners will be presented on Monday 25th, March, at 13.30 o'clock at the exhibition
booth from Evangelos Tsantalis, Hall 6, Booth B40.

All results and profiles can
be found on the homepage of the competition www.griechischerweinpreis.de . Via the site also tasting packs of Greek wines could be ordered.