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Tender January - June 2021

Vinmonopolet releases a list twice a year with tenders. They search for wines from specific areas with specified criteria, and all who produce this certain type of wine are welcome to submit their products to Vinmonopolet through their importer. For the first half of 2021 they are looking for 4 different wines from Germany.

News from Vinmonopolet
Vinmonopolet has the ambition to become one of Norway's best companies on sustainability. People's increasing environmental awareness creates expectations for there work and they have a responsibility to offer products that enable consumers to make sustainable choices. Social responsibility is also the basis when they request products that are certified Fairtrade or Fair for Life. At the same time, Vinmonopolet aim to reduce the environmental impact in the organization and in the supply chain.
Vinmonopolet has already announced that all tenders below NOK 150 must be delivered on light weight. In this plan, they dedicate a number of launches to environmentally-friendly packaging and demand new packaging types, such as aluminum bottles in the specifications. There are also various types of environmentally-friendly packaging available on most tenders in this plan. Pant on aluminum and plastic will be important in the future. This will apply to most product types and will ensure that the packaging is recycled and does not end up in nature.

 

Tenders January to June 2021, release dates

Release date: March 2021 Number of wines: 3 Submitted by: 1st of October 2020
Release date: May 2021 Number of wines: 1 Submitted by: 21st of January 2021

The importers need to have the wines ready in Norway for delivery as close to the deadline as possible. Contact your importer now to make appointments for delivery.


 

March release, 

Franken Silvaner
Single grape variety, 100% Silvaner. Gutswein with no or discreet influence of wood. Vintage 2019 on 75 cl glass bottle, light weight below 420g. Price up to 200 nok. Wine with aromatic quality and concentration for basic assortment or possible one-lot.

Mosel Riesling
Single grape variety, 100% Riesling, QmP Auslese. Spontaneously fermented with min. 45 g/l sugar. Producer must be a member of Bernkasteler Ring. Vintage 2018 or 2019 on 75cl glass bottle. Price up to 275 nok. Wine with aromatic quality and complexity for basic assortment. 

Rheinhessen Riesling
Single grape variety, 100% Riesling, VDP Ortswein. The grapes must come from Bingen or Nierstein. One-lot min 600 bottles. Vintage 2018 or 2019 on 75 cl glass bottle. Price up to 300 nok. Wine with aromatic quality and complexity. 

May release, 

Pfalz Sauvignon Blanc
Single grape variety Sauvignon Blanc 100%. Spontaneously fermentet. Vintage 2020 on 75 cl glass bottle. Price up to 200 nok. Wine with aromatic quality and mouthfeel for basic assortment.

 


 

Here is the specified info about the tenders from Vinmonoplet.

Reference Product type Origin Specifications Vintage Packageing Retail Price Type of Offer Deadline
2202103023 White wine

Franken, Gutswein

1) Single grape variety Silvaner
2) No or discreet influence of wood
3) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, the lowest priced offer will be assessed, regardless of wholesaler 
2019 75 cl glass bottle light weight below 420 g <200 Samples 01.10.2020
202103024 White wine Mosel, QmP 1) Single grape variety Riesling
2) Auslese
3) Spontaneously fermented
4) Min. 45 g/l sugar
5) Producer must be a member of Bernkasteler Ring (https://www.bernkasteler-ring.de/en/)
6) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, the lowest priced offer will be assessed, regardless of wholesaler
2018 or 2019 75 cl glass bottle <275 Samples 01.10.2020
202103025 White wine Rheinhessen, Ortswein 1) Single grape variety Riesling
2) The grapes must come from Bingen or Nierstein
3) One-lot min. 600 bottles 
4) Possible additional one-lot launch in April
2018 or 2019 75 cl glass bottle <300 Samples 01.10.2020
202105031 White wine Pfalz 1) Single grape variety Sauvignon Blanc
2) Spontaneously fermented (written confirmation from producer to be presented upon purchase) 
3) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, the lowest priced offer will be assessed, regardless of wholesaler  
2020 75 cl glass bottle <200 Samples 21.01.2021

 

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