With a rating of 97 out of 100 possible points, the van Volxem winery from the Mosel winegrowing region wins the Berlin Lagen Cup White 2020 with the 2019 Volz GG Riesling. Sandra Sauer from the Franconian winery Horst Sauer is named Winemaker of the Year.
For this year’s competition, producers from the 13 German winegrowing regions submitted around 700 wines. All wines were blind tasted and rated according to the 100-point system.
The ten-member jury of the Lagen Cup – wine journalists and sommeliers – evaluated wines from 200 German wineries during the competition in Berlin. The focus was on the 2019 vintage, with Riesling making up the lion’s share of the winning wines. Older wines aged for ten years were also tasted.
The top ten winners:
1st PLACE 2019 Volz GG, Riesling GG, Weingut Van Volxem, SAAR / MOSEL
2nd PLACE 2019 Bönnigheimer Steingrüben, Riesling GG, Weingut Dautel, WÜRTTEMBERG (96 points)
3rd PLACE 3 (2x) 2017 Bechtheimer Rosengarten, Riesling, Weingut Dreissigacker, RHEINHESSEN
& 2017 Westhofener Morstein, Riesling GG, Weingut Gutzler, RHEINHESSEN (96 points)
4th PLACE 2019 Bechtheimer Rosengarten, Riesling, Weingut Spiess, RHEINHESSEN (96 points)
5th PLACE 2019 Monzinger Halenberg, Riesling GG, Weingut Emrich-Schönleber, NAHE (96 points)
6th PLACE 2019 Stettener Stäudlen, Riesling Erste Lage, Weingut Karl Haidle, WÜRTTEMBERG (96 points)
7th PLACE 2017 Escherndorfer Am Lumpen 1655, Riesling GG, Weingut Egon Schäffer, FRANKEN (95 points)
8th PLACE 2019 Kallstadter Saumagen, Riesling GG, Weingut Philipp Kuhn, PFALZ (95 points)
9th PLACE 2019 Escherndorfer Am Lumpen 1655, Silvaner GG, Weingut Horst Sauer, FRANKEN (95 points)
10th PLACE (3x) 2017 Siefersheimer Heerkretz, Riesling GG, Weingut Wagner-Stempel, RHEINHESSEN
2018 Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten, Pinot Blanc, Weingut Seckinger, PFALZ
2019 »Opus-Oskar«, Chardonnay, Weingut Jülg, PFALZ (95 points)
Further results can be found at
Background: The initiator and organizer of the ‘Lagen Cup’ is the wine journalist Serhat Aktas.