The tasting sessions for the 23rd edition of the Mondial des Pinots took place in Sierre from September 4th – 6th 2020. Over the three days, 58 judges (of which half were non-Swiss) evaluated 1132 wines from 21 countries. Local wines led the pack in terms of awards, taking all six of this year’s Grand Gold medals, and 74 of the 92 Gold medals.
The combined tasting sessions for the two international competitions organised by VINEA Association – namely the Mondial du Merlot et Assemblages and the Mondial des Pinots – will take place in Sierre from September 4th – 6th. Over the three days, 80 judges divided into two groups will taste and assess no less than 1643 wines from 26 countries.
Award ceremony for the 23rd Mondial des Pinots competition in Zermatt, Switzerland.
Presentation and tasting of award-winning Pinot wines after the awards ceremony.
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.