Rules & regulations

Entries open on February, 1 2024
Deadline for registration: the 15 April 2024
Deadline for the submission of samples: the 15 April 2024

The 'G.D.M.' international wine competition is organised by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon, hereinafter referred to as 'the Organiser' (19 Avenue de Grande Bretagne - BP 649 - 66 006 Perpignan Cedex).

The 'Grenaches du Monde' competition is a travelling event organised every year in one or more different regions.

The G.D.M. competition is organised in accordance with the rules set out below.


This translation is indicative and is intended to facilitate the understanding of the official rules of the competition in French.

The G.D.M. competition consists of two parts:


- the first part is open to all wines (red, rosé and white) with a geographical indication, made with more than 85% Grenache. The authorised Grenache grapes are: white, grey and black Grenache, Garnatxa, Garnacha, Cannonau, Tai Rosso, Gamay del Trasimeno, Granaccia, Lladoner Pelut, etc.


- Section 2 - Blend" is open to all wines made with more than 51% white, grey, black, garnacha, garnacha, garnacha, cannonau, tai rosso, gamay del Trasimeno, granaccia, lladoner pelut...... The award-winning wines will be labelled "G.D.M.".


Each wine must comply with the regulations in force in its country. The aim of the competition is to highlight quality wines made with Grenache.

Wines with a geographical indication (PDO, PGI, PDO, etc.) of all wine categories (natural sweet wines, dry wines, semi-dry wines, etc.) from all countries and from all wine-growing regions are eligible to participate.


Wines declared to be mainly of the Grenache variety are also accepted. For these wines, a proof of composition will be required, which is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

Only wine producers from any country in the world can compete:

- wine producers

- wine cooperatives

- unions of wine cooperatives

- producer groups

- wine merchants

The conditions of admission to the competition are as follows:


Wines must be bottled.

Marketing labels must comply with:

- Community regulations for EU Member States.

- The regulations in force in the country of production and the import regulations for non-EU countries.

Each sample must be submitted under the following conditions:

- 4 bottles per sample for 75 cl containers, 6 bottles per sample for 50 cl containers, 3 bottles per sample for 1.5 L containers.

- The bottles must be labelled with their marketing label.


The organiser reserves the right to request two additional bottles for wines that win prizes in the competition only. These bottles may be used for promotional activities after the competition.

To enter the competition, entrants must register before the deadline indicated on the competition website. The entry form for each product must include:

- The full and exact identity of the entrant, who must hold the marketing or distribution right for the batch corresponding to the sample,

- The exact description of the product, in accordance with the regulations of the country of origin, the colour, the vintage or a mention of ageing and any contact with wood,

- The category of the product (dry wine, sweet wine, sparkling wine, etc.),

- The percentage and colour of the Grenache grape variety present in the wine, as well as any other grape variety used in the blend,

- The volume of the product, available for sale, corresponding to the sample.


This registration form must also be accompanied by :

- A recent analysis report, carried out by an approved laboratory or by a laboratory competent according to the legislation of the country of production, giving the following information

- the actual and potential alcoholic strength

- residual sugars (glucose + fructose)


- volatile acidity expressed in meq/l

- total acidity expressed in meq/l

- total sulphur dioxide in mg/l

- overpressure due to carbon dioxide for sparkling wines (expressed in bar).

- Payment (bank transfer or credit card).


The organiser will receive the samples and the registration fees and will eliminate those that do not comply with the rules. Any registration form that is not accompanied by payment of the registration fees and the above-mentioned documents will be rejected. The information provided on the entry form is the responsibility of the author.

For French wineries and European wineries without a valid intra-Community VAT number:


1 sample: € 144.00 incl. VAT (€ 120.00 excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

2 samples: € 288.00 incl. VAT (€ 240.00 excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

3 samples: 410,40 € VAT included (342,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

4 samples: 547,20 € VAT included (456,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

5 samples: 684,00 € VAT included (570,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

6 samples: 777,60 € VAT included (648,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

7 samples: 907,20 € VAT included (756,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

8 samples: 1 036,80 € VAT included (864,00 € ex VAT + VAT 20%)

9 samples: 1 166,40 € incl. VAT C (972,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

10+ samples: 1 224,00 € VAT included (1.020,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)

Additional samples will be invoiced: 122,40 € VAT included (102,00 € excl. VAT + VAT 20%)


For the European Union (indicating your intra-community VAT number) and for non-EU countries:


1 sample: 120 €

2 samples: 240 €

3 samples: 342 €

4 samples: 456 €

5 samples: 570 €

6 samples: 648 €

7 samples: 756 €

8 samples: 864 €

9 samples: 972 €

10+ samples: 1020 € 10+ samples: 1020 € 10+ samples: 1020 € 10+ samples: 1020 €

Additional samples will be charged: 102 €.


Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card VISA / Mastercard / Eurocard / American Express. Payment by bank transfer to CRCAM SUD MÉDITERRANÉE.





IBAN (International Bank Account Number): FR76 1710 6011 6718 5550 9850 9800 003

BIC (Bank Identification Code): AGRI FRPP 871


Attach a copy of the payment receipt. Please specify the bank transfer reference on the registration form.


These fees must be paid at the time of registration. Products for which the entry fees have not been paid will not be admitted to the competition. Bank charges are not covered by the CIVR. Under no circumstances will payment be reimbursed, whatever the reason for cancellation of an entry.

Each sample must be sent within the deadline stipulated on the competition website to the CIVR Warehouse - 19 Avenue de Grande Bretagne - BP 649 - 66006 Perpignan Cedex - France - Tel. +33 4 68 51 21 22.

Delivery hours, Monday to Friday, from 8.15 to 12.30 and from 13.45 to 17.00 (except Fridays, 4.30pm).

Shipping is at the risk of the participant (postage, customs and taxes to be paid by the sender). Any sample sent carriage forward will be rejected. All samples shall remain the property of the organiser. The choice of carrier is at the discretion of the participant.

The organiser shall check the wine shipments received and the accompanying official documents, rectifying any clerical errors and rejecting samples that do not comply with the provisions of these rules. It shall pay particular attention to the correct use of designations of origin or geographical indications and to the batch numbers of packaged wines. The labelling of products produced in EU Member States must comply with Community rules and, in the case of third countries, with the rules in force in the country of production. The organiser then allocates the samples on the basis of the characteristics listed in the declarations provided in the registration data, or on the basis of the characteristics observed if necessary.


The organiser must store the samples in a safe place and under temperature and environmental conditions that guarantee their good condition.

After checking the accuracy of the entries in each category on the basis of the registration documents and certificates of analysis, the samples are grouped according to origin and type and presented anonymously to the juries in descending order of vintage.


The samples are evaluated blind by juries, the number of which depends on the number and type of products submitted to the competition. The organiser convenes and appoints the juries. Each committee is composed, in principle, of 5 judges (preferably of different nationalities). In no case may the number of jury members be less than 3. Competitors who are members of the jury may not judge their own wines. Jury members must be persons of irreproachable tasting ability. The juries are composed of a minimum of three members, at least two thirds of whom are competent and experienced tasters chosen from the wine sector (winegrowers, oenologists, technicians, merchants, brokers, wine representatives) and sommeliers, wine merchants and journalists from the specialised press.


The members of the jury are selected by the organiser from among the best tasting specialists recognised for their expertise (people recognised in the world of viticulture, sommellerie, catering or the oenological and gastronomic press). Jury members are required to fill in a sworn declaration stating their links with the wines. Each committee operates under the authority of a chairman appointed by the organiser. The chairman of the panel will oversee the smooth running of the tasting, the quality of the wines served and the completion and accreditation of the tasting sheets.


The chairman of the panel is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the tasting of the samples and for:


Guarantee the absolute anonymity of the wines,

Ordering a second tasting of a sample when he/she deems it useful, by virtue of his/her discretionary power.


The total number of international jurors is determined according to the number of samples.

Absolute anonymity is a fundamental principle of a competition. The members of the jury must not know the identity of the wine, its origins, its price, its scores or the prizes it has won, thus demonstrating total confidentiality. The committees set up by the organisers sit in an isolated, quiet, well-lit and ventilated room, to which access is strictly forbidden to anyone who is not essential to the smooth running of the tasting. A second room, out of sight of the members of the jury, is reserved for the uncorking of the bottles and the anonymity procedure. In all cases, the bottles are placed beforehand in packaging that hides the shape of the bottle and guarantees the anonymity of the sample. The organiser guarantees optimal tasting conditions for the tasters.


Each wine is tasted individually and not comparatively. Each taster receives a tasting sheet. The evaluation of the wines will be descriptive and will include comments on :


- visual aspect

- impression on the palate

- olfactory impression

- general impression


The organiser ensures the smooth running of the GRENACHES DU MONDE competition by preparing the samples and organising and conducting the tasting.


Prizes: The award system adopted is a grading system which ranks the wines submitted to the competition according to their intrinsic qualities. The organiser defines the prizes for the 2 parts of the G.D.M. Competition:


- Double Gold

- Gold Medal

- Silver Medal


These prizes are awarded, in the opinion of the jury, to wines that have achieved a high level of expression worthy of these distinctions. The results will be announced at the end of the competition. The winners will subsequently be notified by e-mail. The organiser will issue the winners with a "Diploma" document indicating the name of the competition, the nature of the distinction awarded, the identity of the wine and the category in which it has competed. Adhesive medals representing the distinctions awarded may be affixed to the bottle, which the organiser will make available to the winning wines (subject to stock availability), depending on the volume declared on the entry form, in exchange for a financial contribution. Any other mention of the prize won is forbidden. The CIVR reserves the exclusive right to control the commercial use of the prizes. Unauthorised use or reproduction of the logo, prizes and awards is strictly forbidden. The results of the competition will be disseminated as widely as possible by all media (website, specialised magazines, gastronomic press, etc.).




The wines are classified according to the following categories for section 1: Grenache* of all types and colours (minimum 85%).


The wines are classified according to the following categories for section 2: Grenache* of all types and colours (minimum 51%).


*including specific regional or national names: garnacha, garnacha, vernatxa, tai rosso, cannonau, gamay de trasimeno, bordò, granaccia, lledoner pelut, etc.

Should an event beyond the organiser's control prevent the smooth running of the competition, the organiser cannot be held liable in any case. The organiser reserves the right to cancel the competition, modify the date initially planned, shorten or extend it, or modify the conditions or the course of the competition in the event of force majeure (epidemic, fire, flood, natural disaster, strike, act of terrorism, etc. ....), an event beyond its control or justified necessity. The organiser cannot be held liable in such cases and the participants cannot claim any compensation. Furthermore, the organiser cannot be held liable in the event of theft, loss, delay or damage to the samples.

The organiser reserves the right to cancel incomplete or erroneous entries and to delete samples that do not comply with the rules. The organiser alone is competent to settle any disputes. The organisers may carry out analytical tests on the winning samples. One month before the competition takes place, the organiser sends an announcement to the regional directorate for enterprise, competition, consumer affairs, labour and employment of the region in which the competition takes place, specifying the place and date of the competition and the rules of the competition. No later than three months after the competition takes place, the organiser sends to the regional directorate for enterprise, competition, consumer affairs, labour and employment of the region in which the competition takes place a report signed by the head of the internal control system (consisting of three members of the organiser's board of directors) certifying that the competition has been conducted in accordance with the provisions of the rules, including in particular


- the number of wines entered in the competition, overall and by category,

- the number of winning wines, overall and by category,

- the list of winning wines and, for each winning wine, the identification details of the wine and its owner,

- the percentage of award-winning wines in relation to the number of wines entered,

- the number of distinctions awarded and their breakdown by type of distinction.


The owner and the competition organiser shall keep a sample of each award-winning wine, the information sheet and the analysis report. These samples will be kept at the disposal of the control services (D.G.C.C.R.F.) for a period of one year from the date of the competition. The information sheets and analysis reports shall be kept for five years. After the competition, the organiser may use samples of the products submitted for promotional or training purposes. They shall not be returned to the producer or trader.

It implies acceptance of these rules. Given the administrative burden of the competition, registration fees will not be reimbursed if samples, registration documents and payment of these fees arrive after the registration deadline.


This translation is indicative and is intended to facilitate the understanding of the official rules of the competition in French.