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.
The Festival of Pinot Wines, with the goal of bringing together the winning wineries and consumers, takes place this thursday 31 of august from 16:00-19:00 in the heart of the city of Sierre. The public will be able to sample wines from some 30 producers from throughout Switzerland.
A workshop, “Tour du Monde des Pinots primés”, presented by two well-known oenologists, will round out the efforts to spotlight this grape, Saturday 2 September 2017 at 14:00
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.