Mushroom-resistant new breeds, so-called PiWis, often have strange names such as: Pinotin, Souvignier gris or Sauvignac. Stylistically, they are very similar to the European varieties, which have to be sprayed a lot more. The Falstaff tasting shows that exciting things happen!
More information: https://www.falstaff.at/sd/t/piwi-trophy-deutschland-2021/
First competition after extensive re-branding: WINE SYSTEM invites you to the autumn edition of the ORGANIC WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL
New look, new name, new date: The PAR® tasting will take place from October 1st to 4th, 2021, the registration deadline is August 27th.
Frasdorf, July 2021 - With a new brand identity and unbroken enthusiasm for the heart of wine and sensor technology, WINE SYSTEM - Trust your Senses is inviting you to the 14th ORGANIC WINE AWARD INTERNATIONAL, as the international organic wine award, which is well known in the industry, is now uniformly called for all countries. A total of four tasting days are scheduled for the autumn edition, because after the recent sharp rise in participation numbers, the jury wants to ensure in October that the PAR®'s own high standards are guaranteed. It is still unclear whether the competition will be the first since the beginning of the pandemic to take place in attendance *). Regardless of the framework, participants can rely on the usual objectivity, transparency and comprehensibility of the qualitative assessments. Every organic wine submitted is given the appreciation it deserves - in the form of an evaluation that goes beyond trends and norms. The basis is the product, its origin and individual design.
The examiners rated the quality of the presented PIWI wines, wines from fungus-resistant grape varieties such as Cabernet blanc, Muscaris or Cabernet Carbon, as particularly high. Of a total of 64 PIWI wines tested, 19 scored more than 85 points. But only 13 of them could become EcoWinner 2021.
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Gartenbauverein von Prien am Chiemsee pflanzt PIWI in St. Salvator
Auf dem Weinberg in St. Salvator sprießen seit einigen Wochen rund 100 Rebstöcke einer ganz besonderen Züchtung. In einer mehrstündigen Aktion pflanzten Mitglieder des Gartenbauvereins Prien und Umgebung pilzwiderstandsfähige PIWI-Rebsorten.
Solaris, Johanniter, Nero und Bianca heißen die Reben, die auf Initiative von Gisela Wüstinger in St. Salvator gepflanzt wurden. In Reih und Glied stehen die Rebstöcke seit Mitte Mai dank der Arbeit einer Handvoll Freiwilliger des Gartenbauvereins (GBV). Vor Jahren hatte der Verein an diesem Hang schon einmal einen Weinberg angelegt. „Massiver Mehltaubefall machte jedoch eine Rodung erforderlich“, ruft Christian Steinbichler, Baumwart des GBV, in Erinnerung und hofft durch die pilzresistenten Sorten jetzt auf einen ansehnlichen Ertrag.
Mushroom-resistant grape varieties have many advantages -
- but winemakers and consumers are critical of them.
Source: May 20, 2021 by Raffaella Usai - Wein-plus
When they hear the name “Piwi” wines, many wine connoisseurs turn up their noses quickly. Because so far very few have tried good or even excellent wines made from fungus-resistant varieties. Good for the environment, yes, but also good for the palate? The list of prejudices is long. Piwis are a complex topic that requires courage and curiosity from producers and connoisseurs.
First meeting of the new regional group PIWI CZ (Czech Republic)
On June 8, 2021, the first face-to-face meeting of the members of the PIWI CZ regional group, which will operate within the organizational structure of the Viticulture Association of the Czech Republic, took place in Velké Bílovice.
The group was founded in March of this year, the founding declaration was signed by 8 founding members and approved by the board of the Viticulture Association. This act was a continuation of the activities of the Mendel University in Brno and the Science and Production Association Resistant Velké Bílovice, which began in 1986 with the first planting of experimental vineyards with PIWI varieties, mainly bred in Hungary, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Germany , started.
In recent years, the interest of winegrowers, cooperatives and wineries in the fungus-resistant grape varieties has increased significantly.
The fungus-resistant varieties are under discussion!
The “Best of Freiburg Piwis 2021” award will take place on Wednesday, July 7th.
The wines submitted will be tasted and rated internally by a jury of experts in the various categories.
Supplement: We need 2 bottles for each wine employed, participation is free
The public announcement of the rankings of the wines, the tasting and presentation of the winning wines takes place on Friday, July 30th, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. at the Weinbauinstitut Freiburg, Merzhauser Straße 119, in 79100 Freiburg.
On this date, the Piwi Wine Prize of the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district will be awarded for the first time. This prize is awarded to the company based in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district, whose wine achieved the highest number of points in the competition.
In addition, we are pleased to host this event with the organic model region Freiburg, ECOVIN and PIWI Germany eV. to be able to perform. Various wineries from the organic model region will also present their wines on this day. www.biomusterregionen-bw.de
Registration and delivery of the wines by June 29th at the latest via this form
wine4future: Bergstrasse winemakers present a new label for sustainable viticulture
The Bergstrasse winemakers are introducing a special label for the robust grape varieties of the future. From now on, these varieties will be used for sustainable viticulture in the age of climate change with our label "wine4future" .
While grape varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc are known to every wine drinker, the situation is different with the new so-called "PIWI" grape varieties such as Muscaris, Solaris and Souvignier Gris. They have names that many wine lovers do not yet know. Their marketing is therefore a major challenge. The term "PIWI" stands for pilzwiresilience. Classic grape varieties are dependent on pesticides (fungicides) against fungal diseases such as downy and real powdery mildew. Without regular use of these "repellants", both conventional and organic wine production from them is nowhere possible. The new robust grape varieties, however, hardly need these means, since resistance genes from wild grapes were crossed using traditional manual crossing techniques. This means that they are naturally more resistant to fungal diseases. It goes without saying that this is good for the environment. The application of fewer pesticides saves both working time and energy, as less fuel is required for the tractor. In addition, valuable vineyard soil is less burdened with passages and soil compaction. Because of their stronger growth, these varieties also require less fertilization. The environment is thus better protected overall and nature conserved. All of this means better CO2-Balance in regional viticulture. So far, so good, but the problem is that many wine lovers are not yet familiar with the new grape varieties and are hardly aware of the advantages.
international organic wine award: the spring tasting 2021 with 812 organic wines from 21 countries
Online tasting according to PAR® with a strong increase in participation and international diversity at the top - top topic: quality management in times of the climate crisis
Frasdorf, May 2021 - Agility and reliability: It is probably due to these two characteristics that WINE System AG and the now 13th international organic wine award owe the large increase in participation with which the spring tasting from May 7th to 10th, 2021 starts went. Because as flexibly as the team around board members Brigitte Wüstinger and Martin Darting reacted to the changed requirements due to the pandemic at the beginning of 2020, the results of the PAR® jury, which now met again in the virtual tasting room *), are reliable by more than 800 Organic wines from 21 countries can be classified qualitatively. The 28 PAR® Certified Masters awarded a total of 69 Grand Gold, 341 Gold, 351 Silver and 44 recommendations. The overall winner of the tasting is the 2018 AUSLESE Sauvignon Blanc from the Weiss Beate and Eric organic winery on Austria's Neusiedlersee, with 99 points.
We broke new ground with the PiWi tasting last year - at the suggestion of our Swiss Falstaff colleagues Benjamin Herzog and Dominik Vombach. "There's an incredible amount going on there," said the two of them at last year's editorial meeting when they announced that they would be holding such a competition in Switzerland. Thanks to the success of the PiWi tasting last year, our ambition was awakened again this year: Because we too are getting more and better wines from Cabernet blanc, Souvignier gris and Regent on the table. And of course those with completely different names and sometimes even with breed numbers. Time to take stock!
Are called dry wines from any fungus-resistant varieties (white, rosé, red) and all currently available vintages. Cuvées between PiWis and European varieties are permitted if the PiWi share in the cuvée is at least 75 percent. Wines from all types of aging, from stainless steel to classic wooden barrels to half-pieces, tonneau and barriques, are tasted and assessed at both trophies. Likewise, mash fermentations.
We'll talk about the results of the Trophy and the winners in the magazine 5/2021 report from Falstaff Germany (publication date: 14 July 2021). As usual, all results will also be integrated into the freely accessible wine database www.falstaff.com.
Price: Participation in the trophy costs 129 euros per wine employed (plus VAT)
Registration deadline: Monday, May 21, 2021
The Sending the sample (two bottles per wine) should be up from now May 21 at the latest to the following address:
For the Online registration at the service point we strongly recommend the Entry via Google Chrome, which you can download for free from the Internet. Problems and display errors can occur with other browsers.
Note: In addition to the Falstaff PiWi Trophy, you can also apply for the Falstaff Riesling Kabinett Trophy Sign in. Registration for Falstaff Riesling cabinet Trophy can also be found in the service point! Participation in the trophy costs 129 euros per wine employed (plus VAT)
We look forward to your participation and are already looking forward to the results!
With best regards,
and the Falstaff wine team
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Luigi Frigotto, former provincial councilor for agriculture, has died at the age of 48
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
He was a co-founder of PIWI Veneto and had it in his head that the introduction of resistant varieties had to be accelerated in viticulture, also in order to reduce crop protection measures and ensure better profitability for those who work the land. It is thanks to him that the Veneto region allowed the cultivation of eight Piwi varieties at the end of 2014: Bronner, Cabernet Carbon, Cabernet Cortis, Helios, Johanniter, Prior, Regent and Solaris. He particularly believed in Solaris and planted it.