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Tender January - June 2022

Twice a year Vinmonopolet release a list with tenders. They are looking for wines from specific areas with spcified criteria. All who are producing this type of wine wich they are searching for, are welcome to submit their products at Vinmonopolet through their importer. For the first half of 2022 they are looking for 9 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 their 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 time, Vinmonopolet aim to reduce the environmental impact in the organizition and in the supply chain. 

Vinmonopolet has already announced that all tenders below 150NOK 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 or 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 2022, release dates 

Release date Number of wines Submitted by 
March 2022 4 16th of September 2021
7th of October 2021
May 2022 5 9th of December 2021
20th of January 2022

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 

Mosel Riesling
Single grape variety, 100% Riesling. Spontaneously fermented (written confirmation from producer to be presented upon purchase). Maximum 8g/l sugar from vintage 2020 in a 75cl glass bottle, price up to 200NOK. Wine with aromatic quality for basic assortment, possible one-lot. 

Mosel Riesling 
Single grape variety, 100% Riesling. Minimum 30 year old vines (written confirmation from producers to be presented upon purchase). A trocken wine where "Alte Reben" must appear on label. 2019 vintage or more recent in 75cl glass bottle, price up to 300NOK. Wine with aromatic quality and complexity for basic assortment, possible one-lot. Possible supplementary one-lot launch in April.

Mosel Riesling 
Single grape variety, 100% Riesling and single vinyard. 
From Eden - Prælat or Treppchen 
From Neumagen - Dhron: Häschen or Hofberg
From Trittenheim - Apotheke
From Wiltingen - Gottesfüss or Scharzhofberg
Wine has to be Trocken with good complexity and concentration. Vintage 2019 or more recent, in a 75cl glass bottle, price up to 450NOK. One-lot, min.390 bottles, possible basic assortment. 

Germany, sparkling Riesling
Singe grape variety, 100% Riesling. All of the grapes must come from Germany (written confirmation from producers to be presented upon purchase) with min. 12g/l sugar and maximum 25g/l in a 75cl glass bottle. Price up to 125NOK. Method for production has to be either charmat or traditional method, this does not need to appear on label. Guarantee of supply must accompany the offer. Wine with aromatic quality for basic assortment.

May release 

Rheinhessen Riesling 
Single grape variety 100% Riesling. Organic wine with a maximum of 5g/l sugar, aromatic qualities with concentration. 2021 vintage in a 150cl pouch. Price up to 300NOK for basic assortment. 

Rheinhessen or Pfalz Spätburgunder 
Single grape variety, 100% Pinot Noir. Organic wine with a youthfull fruitiness and aromatic quality, no or discreet influence of wood. 2021 vintage in a 300cl BiB, price up to 550NOK for basic assortment. 

German sparkling white wine
Based on minimum 75% Chardonnay with minimum 15 months bottle ageing on lees (written confirmation from producer must accompany the offer). Must conatin a maximum of 6g/l sugar incl. dosage, with good complexity and concentration. 2018/19 vintage in a 75cl glass bottle, price up to 400NOK for one-lot, possible basic assortment. 

German semi-sparkling rosé wine 
Based on minimum 50% Pinot Noir with a youthful fruitiness and aromatic quality. Maximum 9g/l sugar in a 75cl glass bottle, price up to 185NOK for basic assortment. 

German Spätburgunder rosé wine 
Single grape variety Pinot Noir, 100%. Organic wine with aromatic quality from 2021 vintage. In a light wieght glass bottle, below 420g, 75cl. Price up to 180NOK for basic assortment, possible one-lot. 


Specified info about the tenders from Vinmonopolet. 

Reference  Product type Origin Specifications Vintage Packaging   Retail price  Type of offer Deadline 
202203024 White wine Mosel Saar 1) Single grape variety Riesling 
2) Spontaneously fermented (written confirmation from producer to be presented upon purchase) 
3) Max. 8 g/l sugar 
4) Possible supplementary one-lot launch in April"
2020 75 cl Glass bottle  <200 NOK  Samples 07.10.2021
202203025 Sparkling white wine   1) Single grape variety Riesling (100 %) 
2) 100 % of the grapes must come from Germany (written confirmation from producer to be presented upon purchase) 
3) Min. 12 g/l, max. 25 g/l sugar
4) Charmat or traditional method (does not need to appear on label) 
5) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, only the lowest priced offer will be assessed for purchase, regardless of wholesaler 
6) ""Guarantee of supply"" must accompany the offer
  75 cl Glass bottle  <125 NOK  Written offer
with samples
16.09.2021
202203026 White wine Mosel 1) Single grape variety Riesling 
2) Min. 30 year old vines (written confirmation from producer to be presented upon purchase) 
3) Trocken 
4) "Alte reben" must appear on label 
5) Possible supplementary one-lot launch in April
2019 
or more recent
75 cl Glass bottle  <300 NOK  Samples 07.10.2021
202203027 White wine Mosel 1) Single grape variety Riesling 
2) Single vineyard: From Erden: Prälat or Treppchen, from Neumagen-Dhron: Häschen or Hofberg, from Trittenheim: Apotheke, from Wiltingen: Gottesfüss or Scharzhofberg 
3) Trocken 
4) One-lot min. 390 bottles 
5) Possible supplementary one-lot launch in April
2019 
or more recent
75 cl Glass bottle  <450 NOK  Samples 07.10.2021
202205024 White wine Rheinhessen 1) Single grape variety Riesling 
2) Organic 
3) Max. 5 g/l sugar 
4) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, only the lowest priced offer will be assessed for purchase, regardless of wholesaler
2021 150 cl Pouch  <300 NOK  Samples 20.01.2022
202205025 Red wine Rheinhessen or Pfalz 1) Single grape variety Pinot Noir 
2) Organic 
3) Style: Youthful fruitiness 
4) No or discreet influence of wood 
5) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, only the lowest priced offer will be assessed for purchase, regardless of wholesaler 
6) Vinmonopolet encourages the use of Nordic recycling icons on packaging https://www.grontpunkt.no/packaging-labels/
2021 300 cl BiB  <550 NOK  Samples 20.01.2022
202205026 Sparkling white wine   1) Based on min. 75 % Chardonnay 
2) Min. 15 months bottle ageing on lees (written confirmation from producer must accompany the offer) 
3) Max. 6 g/l sugar incl. dosage 
4) One-lot min. 390 bottles
2018 or 2019 75 cl Glass bottle  <400 NOK  Samples 09.12.2021
202205027 Semi-sparkling rosé wine   1) Based on min. 50 % Pinot Noir 
2) Style: Youthful fruitiness 
3) Max. 9 g/l sugar 
4) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, only the lowest priced offer will be assessed for purchase, regardless of wholesaler
  75 cl Glass bottle  <185 NOK  Samples 09.12.2021
202205028 Rosé wine   1) Single grape variety Pinot Noir 
2) Organic 
3) Only one offer per producer. If more than one offer is submitted by the same producer, only the lowest priced offer will be assessed for purchase, regardless of wholesaler"
2021 75 cl Glass bottle light weight below 420 g  <180 NOK  Samples 20.01.2022
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