Wine From the Baden-Region Goes to India
The Pinot Noir red wine comes in German embassies on the table
The 2018 Pinot Noir red wine from the “Hex vom Dasenstein” wine cellar, just 50 kilometers away from Karlsruhe, situated at the upper Rhine, is part of the “Embassy Range 2020”. It is one of over 40 wines and sparkling wines from German growing areas that may now be served at official events and receptions in German embassies around the world.
The “German Wine Institute” (DWI), in cooperation with the Foreign Office, selected 47 products from 300 wines and sparkling wines. With the red wine, the winery took part in the tender of the “German Wine Institute” for the first time and immediately made the leap into the range. A jury of experts put together the collection after a covert tasting of more than 300 wines and sparkling wines from almost all German growing areas.
The wines are served at different culinary occasions in the countries around the globe. The range of wines this year is made up of over 40 wines and five sparkling wines of different grape varieties, flavors and quality levels. “DWI”-managing director Monika Reule is pleased that the offers relating to the cultural asset of wine are so well received by the foreign representations. The institute is also available to advise the embassies on specific wine issues.
"For us this is a great success in difficult times, especially since we have participated in this tender for the first time," said “Hex vom Dasenstein”-Managing Director Markus Ell, pleased about the immediate listing. “Now we are excited to see which countries we will end up in with our Spätburgunder red wine", so cellar master Thomas Hirt about the response.
The delay in putting together the “Embassy range 2020” is also due to the corona crisis, according to the “DWI”. Because the Foreign Office had other priorities and very limited opportunities for tasting.