Conditions for organising tastings

Absolute anonymity is a fundamental principle of the competition. Jury members should not be aware of the identification of the wine, its origins, price, notes and awards received which will guarantee total confidentiality. Commissions formed by the CIVR sit in an isolated, quite and well lit and ventilated room, to which access it strictly prohibited for any person without needing to access the tasting. A second room, out of sight of the jury members, is reserved for uncorking and the anonymity process. In all instances, bottles are placed in packaging which hides the shape of the bottle and guarantees anonymity of the sample. The CIVR guarantees tasters optimal conditions for tasting.

Each wine is tasted individually and non comparatively. Each jury member receives a tasting form. Consideration of the wines will be descriptive and include comments concerning :

  • the visual aspect,
  • the olfactory aspect,
  • the impression on the pallet,
  • the overall impression.

 

The CIVR guarantees proper performance of the G.D.M competition by preparing samples, organising and performing the tasting. Thanks to a suitable form, it inspects, processes and publishes results.

 

Awards : The schedule of awards adopted is a system based on appreciation allowing for classification of wines in competition in line with their intrinsic qualities. The CIVR defines the awards which are for both sections of the G.D.M competition:

  • Gold Medal
  • Silver Medal

These awards limited to 30% of the total samples presented in the competition by category and for the entire competition are issued in line with the jury’s appreciation, to those wines which reach a high level of quality and deserving of such awards. If, for any given category, fewer than three samples from different entrants are in competition, the corresponding wines will be presented for tasting but no award may be attributed. The results will be notified the evening of the Competition. Each prize winner will be subsequently notified by letter. The IVR issues prize winners with a “Diploma” depending indicating the name of the competition, nature of award, identity of the wine, category in which it was competing, volume declared, as well as the name and address of the holder. Symbols representing awards attributed may be applied to the bottle and will be available with the CIVR for prize-winning wines, in line with the volume declared on the registration form, in return for financial participation. Any other indication of the award is prohibited. The CIVR hereby reserves the exclusive right to inspect commercial use of the awards. Unauthorised use, reproduction of the logo, awards and prizes are strictly prohibited. Results of the competition will be distributed as widely as possible by all communication means (online, specialist press, gourmet press, etc.).

 

CATEGORIES

Wines are classified in line with the following categories for section 1 :

Grenache pure white (minimum 85%)
Grenache pure grey (minimum 85%)
Grenache pure black (minimum 85%)
Garnatxa pure (minimum 85%)
Garnacha pure (minimum 85%)
Tai Rosso pure (minimum 85%)
Cannonau pure (minimum 85%)
Gamay del Trasimeno pure (minimum 85%)
Granaccia pure (minimum 85%) 

Bordò pur (minimum 85%)
Lladoner Pelut (minimum 85%)

 

Wines under assembly are classified in line with the following categories for section 2 :

Grenache majority white (minimum 51%)
Grenache majority grey (minimum 51%)
Grenache majority black (minimum 51%)
Garnatxa majority (51%)
Garnacha majority (51%)
Tai Rosso majority (51%)
Cannonau majority (51%)
Gamay del Trasimeno majority (51%)
Granaccia majority (51%)

Bordò (majoritaire 51%)
Lladoner Pelut majority (51%)