(Français) Suite à la disparition de la directrice de VINEA en avril dernier, et après la rencontre de nombreux candidats de grande valeur, le comité a le plaisir d’annoncer la nomination de M. Raphaël Gross, 43 ans, à la tête de l’Association. M. Gross entrera en fonction au 1er novembre 2018.
21 countries! A symbolic number that gives strong confirmation of the international aspect of the Mondial des Pinots, which this year celebrates its 21st birthday in Sierre. This year, an extraordinary 8 Great Gold medals were attributed, of which 4 went to Swiss cellars – a record number.
The international scope of the competition is once again apparent, with nearly 1,300 wines from 25 countries registered. Six Great Gold medals, a record, were awarded the 31 of august within the grounds of the splendid Château Mercier in Sierre.
Award ceremony for the 22nd Mondial des Pinots competition in Sierre, Switzerland.
Tasting of award-winning Pinot wines during the VINEA Swiss wine fair in Sierre.
A Great competition for producers, distributors and importers of Pinot wines, with the support of the OIV, UIOE, USOE (VINOFED member).
Medal-winning wines (30% of entrants are awarded Great Gold, Gold or Silver) are actively promoted during the events, as well as to national and international media.
As well as medals, a number of special awards are given which boost visibility, namely the Best Wine of the Competition, Prix Gran Maestro du Pinot Noir, and a new Prix Bio (organic award).
Wines are judged in the following categories: still red Pinot Noir, Pinot rosé and blanc de noirs, sparkling Pinots, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gran Maestro du Pinot Noir.
The Mondial des Pinots judges are experts recruited from 25+ countries. In this capacity, they strictly follow OIV judging guidelines.
VINEA has 21 years experience of organising competitions including the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages, the Mondial des Pinots and the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse.