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The second edition of PAR® Wine Award International ran a tasting of 109 wines from 12 countries covering wine-growing regions stretching from Poland to Israel and from Armenia to Greece

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Tradition versus Technique: A competition minted by stylistic currents

The second edition of PAR® Wine Award International ran a tasting of 109 wines from 12 countries covering wine-growing regions stretching from Poland to Israel and from Armenia to Greece.

Frasdorf, November 2017 – Traditional wines, modern products and some Oranges, Qvevris and stylistic blends provided a challenge for the experienced judging panel under the conduction of Martin Darting. The wide range of styles and grape varieties broadly exposed the underlying currents that were key to the twelve participating wine countries spreading from Armenia to Hungary. Traditional winemaking with its sometimes very complex aromas and typical development process and modern technically refined methods based on stability, fruitiness and recognition factor, gaining more popularity in the German-speaking area, were the apparent trends. Both style directions achieved a high rating. 9 TopGold, 41 Gold and 32 Silver were awarded at the end of dègustation which took place on the 16th and 17th of November 2017. First-class awards went to Georgia, Poland and Lebanon.

In total, the 109 wines submitted to the PAR Wine Award International 2017 came from Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Lebanon and Israel.

The premier league of 2017 tasting in the category of traditionally made wines was represented by products like, for instance, the red Qvevri-wine Vinoterra Saperavi Selection 2009 from wine-growing estate Schuchmann and the white 2015er Qvevri-wine Mtsvane Kakhuri from vineyard Satsnakheli, both Georgians achieved 96 PAR-points. The 2016 Primario made from the autochthonous Rebula coming from the Slovenian Atelier Kramar followed with 95 PAR-points as well as the 2015 Sibon produced at Croatian Sibon Sparkling Wines – a traditional sparkling wine made from the indigenous white wine variety Furmint and decorated with 90 PAR-points. In the category of the modern stylistics with an international focus, the vineyard Winnica Turnau came out on top. The 2016 Hibernal and the 2016 Johanniter Eiswein, both of them matured in the steel tank, received 96 PAR-points. Likewise, the 2010 „Red“, a blend of Merlot and Syrah matured in the barrique at the Lebanese Chateau Qanafar, achieved 96 Par-points.

The choice of participating countries consciously remains focused on the Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean areas, as well as the Black Sea region. The general theme of the contest is to learn more about the diversity of its products, in particular, its distinctive qualities. Each wine obtains its quality evaluation on the basis of nuanced PAR assessment method that covers the origin and the style of the product. The limitation of the number of countries involved warrants the high detail precision, and at the same time, the repeatability of the PAR method ensures the possibility of the international comparison of the products.

Head of tasting Martin Darting concluded: „This stylistic goings-on in the participating winegrowing regions is incredibly thrilling. On the one hand, we observe the influence of the international cellar technologies and modern, very careful, winemaking that deliver impeccable quality with a certain tendency to the uniformity, on the other one there is still a big number of winemakers who work with indigenous grape varieties in a very traditional way. This contest has, once again, proved that lower yields, like, for instance, harvesting of very ancient vines, painstaking handwork and cognisant guidance through the natural processes might create interesting wines of a high complexity with exciting liveliness.“ In order to attach value to the emotional response shown by the experienced jury members during the PAR tasting according to the analytical and objective method, WINE System AG has launched an „Intuitive Excitement Index“ during the international organic wine award 2017, however without any influence on the assessment ranking. This index documents the spontaneous emotional impact of the wine that is casually used for some additional evaluations of content and sensory studies.
During the PAR® Wine Award International 2017, the „Intuitive Excitement Index“ showed an apparent tendency towards the traditionally made wines. This trend might be explained by factors of terroir and individuality, as well as a specific moment of surprise, which are often associated with these products.

Learn more about the full ranking list, PAR analysis and details about wines and winemakers under  www.par-wineaward.com

Additional information:

PAR® tasting method: Thanks to the analytical and documentary approach of the sensory audit system, the dégustation team could satisfy the requirements of the diversity of such competition complexly and objectively. Each submitted wine received a replicable and objective documentation of its sensory and oenological characteristics respectively its origin, climate and style. The PAR training enables the qualified jury consisting of oenologists, sommeliers and wine experts (certified by the German IHK) to assess each wine neutrally, excluding personal preferences or preconceived opinions regarding “good taste.” In the context of contemporary oenology, new international styles, likewise the traditionally made wines, experienced appreciation and acceptance in PAR assessment. Besides attracting attention brought by this award, many producers appreciate the revealing analyses underlying the PAR assessment. They show which exact criteria have led to matching results and provide valuable documentation for the quality management. www.par-system.de

WINE System AG, based in Frasdorf, under the guidance of CEO Gisela Wüstinger, consults wine growers and retailers since 1999. WINE System AG provides a wide range of expert services for creating and improving internet presence. WINE System AG offers a comprehensive database, well accepted in the industry. Informative bottlenecktag has been developed by WINE System AG in order to provide better product promotion in the retail. WINE System AG is co-developer of the international PAR-System for wine, bread, cheese, olive oil and organizes tastings during annual international organic wine award, International PIWI Wine Award, PAR Wine Award Greece  and PAR Wine Award International www.winesystem.de         

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Competition with quality seal to explore wine countries with millennium old culture: Registration start for the 2nd PAR® Wine Award International

PAR® dégustation – 16th and 17th of November; Application deadline – 6th of November 2017

Frasdorf, Áugust 2017 – Autumn 2016, WINE System AG gave birth to the first PAR® Wine Award International which met with positive response and surprised us with many oenological and sensory discoveries. In addition to it, this event became a new platform for the tradition-rich wine nations like Slovenia, Hungary, Georgia, as well as more southerly countries like Lebanon and Israel. In 2017, this competition enters the 2nd round, whereby the list of participants has been extended to 23 invited countries compassing the newcomers Azerbaijan and Armenia. The primary objective of this award is to contribute to the protection of traditional methods which are commonly applied and treasured in these countries. Furthermore, this competition helps to establish new trade channels and to promote the products on the settled wine markets.
The competition is announced by WINE System AG, well known as a promoter of prestigious tastings, for instance, international organic wine award, extensively conversant with transnational wine competitions. Tasting under the guidance of Martin Darting will take place on the 16th and 17th of November 2017.

PAR® Wine Award International 2017 invites following countries to join the competition: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Lebanon and Israel.

PAR® tasting method: Thanks to the transparency of the internationally recognized sensory testing system PAR, each submitted wine receives a comprehensible and objective documentation of its sensory and oenological characteristics, which are always assessed with regard to respective authenticity and style.
The PAR training enables the qualified jury consisting of oenologists, sommeliers and wine experts (certified by the German IHK) to assess each wine neutrally, excluding personal preferences or preconceived opinions regarding “good taste”.
In the context of modern oenology, new international wine styles experience appreciation and acceptance also in PAR assessment.
Besides attracting attention brought by this award, many producers appreciate the revealing analyses underlying the PAR assessment. They accurately show which criteria have led to respective results and provide valuable documentation for the quality management. This system ensures an objective assessment with 100-point-pattern based on comprehensible documentation.

For further information about award and participation conditions, please visit www.par-wineaward.com.

Further information

WINE System AG, based in Frasdorf, under the guidance of CEO Gisela Wüstinger, consults wine growers and retailers since 1999. WINE System AG provides a wide range of expert services for creating and improving internet presence. WINE System AG offers a comprehensive database which is well accepted in the industry. Informative bottlenecktag has been developed by WINE System AG in order to provide better product promotion in the retail. WINE System AG is co-developer of the international PAR-System for wine, bread, cheese, olive oil and organizes tastings during annual PAR organic wine award, PIWI wine award, PAR award South Africa and PAR Greek wine award. www.winesystem.de

Martin Darting is experienced wine grower and sensors tasting expert and initiator of BioFach wine award. Martin is the developer of PAR-System, an oenological consultant for quality management, training lecturer and head of tastings during PAR wine awards. www.martin-darting.de.

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WINE System AG
Gisela Wüstinger,
Nußbaumstr. 3,
83112 Frasdorf
Tel. +49 8052-909074
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WINE System AG
Sonja Hartung
Adalbertstraße 74
80799 München
Tel. +49 151 651 441 01
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