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URSUS FINE Riesling List 2020 – Major Blind Tasting and Ranking

To raise both international and national awareness for German Riesling, URSUS Wineries GmbH, in cooperation with FINE Magazine, is initiating an exclusive blind tasting event with esteemed judges in the Rheingau from August 25 to 27, 2021. This event will feature only German dry Rieslings from the 2020 vintage, sourced from “Grand Cru” vineyards. The panel of judges consists of an internationally recognized expert jury. Following the event, the top 10 wines will be offered for sale in an exclusive limited collector's case by URSUS Wineries.

URSUS FINE Riesling List 2020: Aktuelles

Criteria for Winemakers

All vintners were allowed to present a wine of their choice. The selected wine had to be a top-class dry Riesling produced in Germany and sourced from a recognized single vineyard within the 13 German wine regions. The production of the wine should amount to at least 1,000 bottles. Participation was open to all VDP vintners as well as those with comparable wine quality. The vintners agreed to reserve 50 bottles of the presented wine for URSUS Wineries at the selling price until the ranking was published. The wines that made it into the top ten in the ranking were subsequently purchased by URSUS Wineries at the selling price.

Criteria for Expert Jury Selection

The jurors made their evaluations based on the rating system provided by FINE. This included assessing both the current condition and the potential development of the wine. Additionally, each juror was allowed to select a favorite from among all the wines in addition to awarding points.

URSUS FINE Riesling List 2020: Weinclub

The Top Ten Wines of RIESLING FINE 2020

Muschelkalk Riesling – Weingut Friedrich Becker

Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle – Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff

Uffhofener La Roche - Weingut Espenhof

Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg - Weingut Hermannsberg

Erbacher Hohenrain – Weingut Jakob Jung

Neu-Bamberger Heerkretz - Weingut Steitz

Berncasteler Doctor - Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch

Forster Pechstein - Weingut Villa Wolf

Wehlener Sonnenuhr - Weingut Wegeler

Kiedricher Gräfenberg GG - Weingut Robert Weil

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