Rules & regulations

Entries open on January 15, 2021
Deadline for registration: the 15 April 2021
Deadline for the submission of samples: the 15 April 2021

The international "G.D.M" wine competition is organised by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR), 19 Avenue de Grande Bretagne - BP 649 - 66 006 Perpignan Cedex.
The Grenaches du Monde is a travelling event, organised every year in one or more different regions.
The G.D.M competition is organised in respect of the rules set forth hereunder.
The rules can be consulted by any interested person upon making a request to the CIVR.

The G.D.M competition has two sections :

- Section 1 is aimed at world wines (red, rosé, white) with geographical indication, made with over 85% of the grenache variety of grape The authorised varieties of grenache are as follows: white grenache, grey grenache, black grenache, garnatxa, garnacha, cannonau, tai rosso, gamay del Trasimeno, granaccia, Iladoner pelut

- Section 2 "Assembly" is open to all wines made with over 51% of white, grey, black grenache, garnatxa, garnacha, cannonau, tai tosso, gamay des Trasimeno, granaccia, Iladoner pelut Premium wines will have the "G.D.M" indication.

Each wine should comply with regulations in force in the country. The purpose of the competition is to promote wines made from high quality grenache varieties.

Wines with a particular geographical indication (AOP, IGP, DOP…) from all wine categories are authorised to enter (Natural Sweet Wines, dry wines, demi-sec, sparkling, sweet, mousseux…), and from all wine producing countries and regions. For wines produced in France benefiting from a protected appellation or protected geographical indication, only those wines for which the declaration for which provision is made under articles D. 644-5 and D. 646-6 of the Rural and Maritime Fishing Code made enter the competition.

Only the following are allowed to enter from all wine producing countries in the world :

  • harvesting wine producers
  • wine producing cooperatives
  • wine producing union cooperatives
  • wine producing groups
  • harvesting merchants
  • producing merchants
  • merchants.

The conditions of entry to the competition are as follows :

  • Wines must be bottled (no in-tank samples),
  • The bottle labels must comply :

>    with EU regulations for EU member States
>    with regulations in force in the country of production and provisions for import for third countries

  • The competing wine should be held with a view to sale and coming from a homogeneous batch of at least 1,000 litres,
  • Any lesser volume, albeit in excess of 225 litres, may be admitted when production is particularly weak.

To compete, wines must come from a homogeneous batch. Each sample should be presented in line with the following terms and conditions :

  • 6 bottles per sample for bottles of 0.75 cl, 8 bottles per sample for bottles of 0.5 cl, 4 bottles per sample for bottles of 1.5 L,
  • Bottles should be labelled for sale.

The CIVR could request 2 additional bottles of wine which will be awarded at the competition only. All these bottles can be used for post-competition promotion operations.

To be accepted for entry, all entrants should register before April, 15 2021.

The entry form for each product must include :

  • Full and precise identification of the entrant who should hold the right to sell or distribute the batch corresponding to the sample,
  • The precise description of the product, in line with regulations in the country of origin, the colour, year, or indication of maturity and potential contact with wood,
  • The product category (Dry wines, Medium dry wine, sparkling wines, sweet wines, liqueur wines),
  • The percentage and colour of the Grenache grape variety present in the wine as well as the other grape varieties used where applicable,
  • The volume of the product, available for sale, corresponding to the sample.


This registration form should also be accompanied :

- By the analysis, undertaken by a certified or competent laboratory pursuant to country legislation. This analysis form should be nominative, signed, within the last 6 months and indicate the batch number. The following indications must also be attached, including all elements allowing for identification of the sample :

  • total volume of alcohol and strength
  • residual sugar (glucose + fructose)
  • volatile acidity in meq/l
  • total acidity in meq/l
  • total anhydride sulphates in mg/ll
  • over pressure due to anhydride carbonates for sparkling wines (in bars).

- Declaration of the geographical origin

- Payment (cheque or bank transfer). For France: by cheque made payable to the CIVR and attached to the registration form For other countries: by bank transfer or credit card (Visa, Mastercard/Eurocard/American Express).

The CIVR receives samples, registration fees and disregards those which do not comply with rules. All registration forms which are not accompanied by payment of registration fees and documents above will be refused. Indications appearing on the registration form are legally binding on the issuing party.



For France :

1 sample: 120€ including VAT (100,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
2 samples: 240€ including VAT (200,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
3 samples: 342€ including VAT (285,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
4 samples: 456€ including VAT (380,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
5 samples: 570€ including VAT (475,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
6 samples: 648€ including VAT (540,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
7 samples: 756€ including VAT (630,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
8 samples: 864€ including VAT (720,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
9 samples: 972€ including VAT (810,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)
10+ samples: 1 020€ including VAT (850,00€ excluding VAT + French VAT 20%)

Additional samples will be billed : €102 including VAT (€85.00 excluding VAT + French VAT 20%).

  For the European Union (indicating your intracommunity VAT number) and abroad excluding the EU :

1 sample: 100,00€
2 samples: 200€
3 samples: 285,00€
4 samples: 380,00€
5 samples: 475,00€
6 samples: 540,00€
7 samples: 630,00€
8 samples: 720,00€
9 samples: 810,00€
10+ samples: 850,00€

Additional samples will be billed : €85.00

Payment may be made by cheque (only for France), by bank transfer or credit card VISA/ Mastercard / Eurocard/ American Express.

Payment by bank transfer into the CRCAM SUD MÉDITERRANÉE account

Bank key : 17106
Sort code : 01167
Account no. : 18555098000 Key: 03

IBAN (International Bank Account Number)
FR76 1710 6011 6718 5550 9800 003

BIC (Bank Identification Code)

Please attach a copy of the payment form Indicate the reference of your payment on the registration form

Cheques should be sent with registration forms Payment should be made at the time of registration Products for which registration fees have not been paid will not be accepted for entry. Bank administration fees will not be paid by CIVR In no circumstances whatsoever may payment be reimbursed, regardless of the grounds for annulment of registration.

Each sample must be sent to the Warehouse - CIVR – 19 Avenue de Grande Bretagne – BP 649 – 66006 Perpignan Cedex – France. Delivery times from Monday to Friday 8am to midday and 2pm to 5pm

For a shipment from a country outside the European Union, we recommend contacting W&S Logistic : +33 557573392 /

Samples from Sardinia : AGENZIA LAORE SARDEGNA - Sportello Unico Territoriale per l'area del Sinis  - Via Santa Maria N°6 - località Pardu Nou - 09070 Siamaggiore (OR) -Tel : 0783 34122 - 0783 34127 - Delivery hours are Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Dispatch is paid for by the entrant at its own risks (shipping costs, customs and duties payable by the dispatching party) All samples sent port payable will be refused. All samples which are non compliant will be returned ; all samples remain the property of CIVR.
The choice of shipping agent is at the discretion of the entrant.

The CIVR inspects wines received and official supporting documents, which may rectify any material errors and refuses samples which do not respect the clauses of the present regulations. Attention is placed on the correct use of appellations of origin or geographical origin and on the batch numbers of packaged wines. Labelling of products in EU Member States should comply with EU regulation and for third countries, comply with regulations in force in the country of packaging. It then undertakes distribution of samples on the basis of characteristics appearing on declarations for which provision is made under the terms of registration or, as required, observed characteristics.

The organiser stores samples in a secure location and in line with temperatures and atmosphere which guarantee proper storage.

After inspection, on the basis of registration documents and analysis certificates, the accuracy of registration in each category, samples are grouped together in line with their origin and type and will be presented to the jury in decreasing order of the year of production, anonymously.

The evaluation of samples is undertaken by commissions composed of jury members of which the number will depend on the number and type of products presented for the competition. The CIVR convenes and appoints jury members. Each commission in principle has 5 jury members (if possible of different nationality). Under no circumstances may the number of jury members be less than 3. A competitor who is a jury member may not judge wines. Jury members are people whose capacity as wine tasters is flawless. Juries are comprised of at least three members, including at least two thirds of competent and confirmed tasters from stakeholders in the wine production sector (wine producers, oenologists, technicians, merchants, brokers, wine representatives) and sommeliers, wine traders, journalists from professional press publications.

Jury members are selected by the CIVR from the best recognised specialists in tasting for their skills (people recognised in the wine production sector, sommeliers, restaurants or wine and gourmet press). Jury members will complete a sworn declaration indicating their links with the wine sector. Each commission operates under the authority of a chairman appointed by the CIVR. The president of the jury will oversee proper progress of tasting, the quality of wines served, inspection of filling in tasting forms and accreditation thereof. The president of the commission is responsible for overseeing proper performance of tasting operations for samples and :

  1. Guaranteeing confidentiality and anonymity of wines,
  2. Commissioning a second tasting of a sample where deemed necessary by virtue of his discretionary power.

The total number of international jury members is fixed in line with the number of samples.

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. The results will be notified during the second week of May 2021. 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.).



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%) 
Borpur(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 (minimum 51%)
Garnacha majority (minimum 51%)
Tai Rosso majority (minimum 51%)
Cannonau majority (minimum 51%)
Gamay del Trasimeno majority (minimum 51%)
Granaccia majority (minimum 51%)
Bordò majority (minimum 51%)
Lladoner Pelut majority (minimum 51%)


Grenaches du Monde special awards: Ambassador of Grenache.
The event organizer reserves the right to award additional distinctions to the best evaluated wines in the two sections (Pure and Blend), such as:

  • Ambassador Grenache Noir
  • Ambassador Grenache Blanc
  • Ambassador Grenache Gris
  • Ambassador Fortified Sweet Wines
  • Ambassador Blended Grenache (per color)
  • Ambassador best Sparkling
  • Ambassador per country
  • Ambassador per wine-growing area
  • Ambassador per appellation...

If any event outside of the control of the CIVR should impede proper performance of the competition, the G.D.M competition may not be held liable. The CIVR hereby reserves the right to annul the competition, to amend the initially scheduled date, curtail, extend, amend the conditions or performance of the competition in the event of force majeure (epidemic, fire, flooding, natural disaster, strike, terrorist act, etc.), any event outside of its control or justified requirement. Its liability may not be incurred and no compensation may be claimed by entrants. The CIVR may not be held liable in the event of theft, loss, delay or problem in the supply of samples.

The CIVR hereby reserves the right to annul any incomplete or incorrect registration and to eliminate any sample which does not comply with regulations. The CIVR is solely and exclusively competent to rule on disputes. Organisers may undertake an analytical inspection of prize winning samples. Two months prior to the competition, the organiser sends regional management of companies, competition, consumption and work and labour in the region where the competition is taking place, a notice indicating the place and date of the competition as well as the competition rules.
By the very latest two months after the competition, the organiser sends the regional management of companies, competition, consumption and work and labour in the region where the competition is taking place a report signed by the manager of internal controls (comprising three members of the board of directors of the CIVR) certifying that the competition took place pursuant to provisions in the rules and notably including :

  • the number of wines presented in competition and by category,
  • the number of prize winning wines, overall and by category,
  • the list of prize winning wines and for each, elements allowing for identification of the wine and its holder,
  • the percentage of wines receiving prizes compared to the number of wines presented,
  • the number of awards issued and their distribution per type.


The holder and organiser of the competition will retain a sample of each prize-winning wine, the registration form and analysis form. Samples are made available to the inspection department (D.G.C.C.R.F.) for a period of one year following the date of the competition. Registration forms and analysis forms are retained for five years. Samples of products presented to the competition may be used by the organiser for promotional or training purposes. They will not be returned to the producer or trader.

This implies acceptance of the present rules. Entry fees will not be reimbursed if samples, registration documents and payment of entry fees arrive after the deadline for registration.