“This is the first time for us to build an intensive communication in these countries, which has now paid for itself”, Thomas Costenoble, CMB director, happily assesses. As a consequence, the Concours Mondial 2013 will for the first time take place in a country on the other side of the ancient Iron Curtain”: It will be hosted by Slovakia, its capital being Bratislava, from Mai, 10 to 12.
The number of samples entered from Germany (39) was not very high but it grew by 50 percent, compared to 2011. Compare: from the Czech Republik, 135 samples were entered, 101 samples from Romania, 63 samples from Slovakia, 48 samples from Bulgaria. But the German growths achieved above-average scores. German wines won a total of 13 silver medals and 4 gold medals – the Wagner winery (Rhine Hesse) for a 2011 “Jean” Riesling from the sandy loess soil, a white 2011 cuvee from the Janson winery (Rhine Hesse) as well as two gold medals for the Schmitt-Weber winery from Perl (Moselle) for a 2010 Auxerrois and a 2010 Chardonnay. The Badische Winzerkeller won three silver medals with its “Young Vintners” series for Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Austria had entered 17 wines and could be proud of the six medals won. The Ing. W. Baumgartner, Weinviertel, with its 2011 Blauen Zweigelt, and the Thallern winery (Thermenregion) with its 2009 “Student White” Rotgipfler won each a gold medal. The vintners from Krems won a silver medal with their 2011 Grüner Veltliner Danaris, the Migsich winery, Burgenland) with its ice wine made out of 2008 Welschriesling, the Herzinger winery with its apricot liquor, and again the Thallern winery with is 2009 Rotgipfler November vintage. (red.yoopress)