No less than 410 producers from 29 countries entered their wines for the Mondial des Pinots 2019, setting a record in terms of international representation. In terms of the final results, Best Wine in Show was awarded to a Pinot Noir from Marlborough (New Zealand), with Swiss wines showing well, carrying off the first three […]
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 23nd Mondial des Pinots competition in Basel, Switzerland.
Presentation and tasting of award-winning Pinot wines after the awards ceremony.
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.