Discover award-winning German wine at the Co-opMay 5, 2016 by The Co-operative Food
In March, some of the UKâ€™s most reputable wine tasters, buyers, writers and Masters of Wine gathered at The Sampler in South Kensington to judge this yearâ€™s Wines of Germany Top 50. The competition, now in its third year, showcases an interesting and diverse collection ofÂ German wineÂ â€“ all of which were tasted and rated in a blind taste test.
The judges were impressed by the quality of wine coming out of Germany and the Co-op, a long-term supporter of German wine, is proud to be stockist of 2 of these winning wines â€“ the Devilâ€™s Rock Riesling 2015 and the Kleine Kapelle Pinot Grigio 2015. Both are incredibly good value and were selected alongside much more expensive wines.
Devil’s Rock Riesling 2015 – available at 793 stores
This wine is named after a 14m high rock landmark fabled to be used by the devil as a table. Exclusive to us in the UK, we have been importing this Riesling from Pfalz for over 15 years. Devilâ€™s Rock is the first major contemporary, modern wine brand to emerge from Germany with packaging deliberately designed to appeal to an international market.
Full of baked green apple and tropical fruit this is beautifully aromatic and a great wine to try if you are normally a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc drinker. The lowest priced Riesling in the competition, the Devilâ€™s Rock was described by the judges as crisp and clean with good length and acidity, with flavours of green apple and coriander, as well as being great value.
Kleine Kapelle Pinot Grigio 2015 â€“ available at 595 stores
If you are an Italian Pinot Grigio lover â€“ try this and you may never go back! Kleine Kapelle â€˜Little Chapelâ€™ is named after the little chapels frequently found in German vineyards.
Also the best value in its category and exclusive to the Co-op, the Kleine Kapelle Pinot Grigio was noted as having an interesting expression of the grape, clean, well made and excellent value. This is a really fresh, zesty white, perfect for spring time.
If youâ€™ve ever been wary of German wine, we challenge you to give these a taste â€“ thereâ€™s a reason why the judges were so impressed!