The Amsterdam Wine&Food Association recently held the 27th Proefschrift Wijnconcours, the largest Dutch wine festival, an interesting event because only importers may submit wines, and only those they actually distribute in The Netherlands. And that is precisely why it is such an honour for a winery if one of their wines is even entered into the contest. The competition is a king of test of strength between merchants, and thus each tries to put forward the best wines from their stock. The jury is led by renowned Dutch wine expert Jan G. T. van Lissum who said the panel tastes each wine five times and in the last round the chosen lots are set before the Grand Jury to select the category winners. 257 wines reached this year’s final held on 11th October, and results in 16 categories were announced at the end of the day. White wine between 7.50 and 10 euros was won by Tornai Winery’s 2013 Nagy-Somlói Zenit, thus entering the wine competition’s chosen few. This is the second great award for the winery this year. In spring their 2013 Prémium Juhfark was given a gold medal at the London International Wine Challenge and also won the Trophy for the best Hungarian dry white.
Somló success in Amsterdam
Tornai Winery’s Nagy-Somlói Zenit 2013 won the under 10 euro category.