Betuws Wine Estate big winner of the Wine Competition van de Lage Landen 202212-09-2022
The Betuws Wijndomein in Erichem (Gelderland) has won the most gold and silver medals at the 2022 Wine Auction van de Lage Landen. In addition, winemakers Diederik Beker and Arina van Leenen make the best pearl rosé in the Netherlands and Belgium. Diederik Beker was also once again awarded the title of 'Best Winemaker of the Judging'.
This year, 58 Dutch and Belgian vineyards sent in a total of 238 wines for the Wine Inspection van de Lage Landen. Of all the gold and silver medals awarded, the Betuws Wijndomein obtained the most most medals of all vineyards, namely 6 gold and 8 silver medals. In the category bronze was one medal achieved. Gold medals were awarded for the LingeRood Cuvée Signature 2017 and 2020, LingeWit Tête de Cuvée 2021, LingeParel Wit 2021, LingeWit Edelzoet 2021 and the LingeParel Rosé 2021, which is also the best pearl rosé in the Netherlands and Belgium. Betuws Wijndomein is also participating this year with a number of honorary prizes and Diederik Beker is entitled to the title of 'Best vineyard owner of the inspection'.
Dutch wine to keep
A proud owner and winemaker Diederik Beker: "Also in 2021 we have worked with full attention and love in the vineyard and that has again produced a beautiful quality of wines. It is great to see our efforts reflected in the gold medals in all categories white, red and sparkling. I am most proud of the LingeRood Cuvée Signature which is really worth keeping. The 2016 Signature received gold in 2020 and the 2017 and 2020 Signatures both received gold in 2022. That does say something about its storage potential. I'm impatient by nature, except when it comes to my red wine and its storage potential."
Hot summer requires a different approach
The summer of 2022 was the third warmest since records began and extremely sunny. According to the KNMI, this summer saw the most solar radiation ever recorded. Arina van Leenen: "That calls for a different approach than last year, for example, when the number of sunshine hours was low. We defoliated early, kept the soil between the grapes green and cool and took extra care of the foliage. We started harvesting the grapes a good 10 days earlier this year. The grapes are smaller on average, but winemaking is all about the skin in relation to the flesh and the concentration of aromas and they are good."
Buy award-winning Dutch wines
To allow consumers to enjoy the winning wines, Betuws Wijndomein has put together an exclusive tasting box of six medal wines. This includes the LingeRood Cuvée Signature 2017 and 2020, LingeParel Wit 2021, LingeParel Rosé 2021, LingeWit EdelZoet 2021 (all gold) and the LingeWit Johanniter 2021 (silver). More information can be found on the Betuws Wijndomein website.
Tasting award-winning Dutch wines
The LingeRood Cuvée Signature wines can also be tasted at Betuws Wijndomein on Sunday, September 18 during the Open Day of Dutch Vineyards. During that day there will be various activities such as a culinary vineyard walk and the special LingeRood Cuvée Signature tasting of five different vintages. Reservations can be made via the website, where you will also find more information. The LingeRood Cuvée 'Signature tasting will also be organized at other times in the autumn.
Overview of all medals won by Betuws Wijndomein
LingeRood Cuvée Signature 2020
LingeRed Cuvée Signature 2017
LingeWit Tête de Cuvée 2021
LingeParel White 2021
LingeParel Rosé 2021
LingeWit Edelzoet 2021
LingeRood Cuvée Barrique 2020
LingeRood Cuvée Signature 2018
LingeRood Cuvée Signature 2019
LingeWit Cuvée Old London 2021
LingeWit Sauvi 2021
LingeWit Johanniter 2021
LingeWit Cuvée 2021
LingeWit Cuvée Barrique 2021
LingeWit Blanc de Noir 2021
About the Betuws Wine Estate
At the Betuws Wijndomein in Erichem near Buren, fourteen grape varieties are grown on seven hectares, including Johanniter, Cabernet Blanc, Souvignier Gris, Pinotin, Regent and Cabernet Cortis.
Throughout the year, winemakers Diederik Beker and his partner Arina van Leenen are passionately engaged in maintaining the grapes in the vineyard and making wine. They also make cider, verjuice and an alternative to non-alcoholic wine. The wines are for sale in their own vineyard store on the estate and at various wine stores in the Netherlands. They are also served in top Dutch restaurants.
Betuws Wijndomein is open year-round to visitors with wine tastings, picnic lunches/ drinks, vineyard walks and events such as the Open Day of Dutch Vineyards. Groups are also welcomed for tastings, meetings, team outings, drinks parties, weddings and other celebrations.
Overview prices entire inspection
The full report of the 2022 Wine Judging of the Low Countries including all medals and background information can be found (as of Monday, September 12) on Wijn.nl and Nederlandsewijninfo.nl.