Rules & regulations

Entries open on January 17, 2022
Deadline for registration: the 6 April 2022
Deadline for the submission of samples: the 6 April 2022

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 translations of the rules are indicative, only the French version is authentic.

The G.D.M competition has two sections :

- The 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 "Blend" 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.

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 contest 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, 13 2022.

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).

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



For French producers only:

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 the intracommunity VAT number) and the rest of the world:

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 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

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 from any country except Spain and Sardinia must be sent before April 13, 2022 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 /

For samples from Spain before April 13, 2022: CRDO NAVARRA - Rúa Romana - 31 390 Olite - Tel: 0034 948 74 18 12 - Delivery times: before 5.30pm.

Samples from Sardinia before April 6, 2022 (after this date, the wines can be sent to Perpignan before April 13): 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

The shipment is made at the participant's expense and risk (postage, customs and taxes at the sender's expense). Any sample sent postage due will be refused. Any sample that does not conform will not be returned, all samples remaining the property of the organiser. The choice of carrier is at the discretion of the participant.

The organiser 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 the samples is carried out by committees of judges, the number of which depends on the number and type of products entered in the competition. The organiser convenes and appoints the judges. Each committee is composed, in principle, of 5 judges (if possible of different nationalities). In no circumstance may the number of judges be less than 3. A competitor who is a member of the jury may not judge his own wines. The judges shall be persons whose qualities as tasters cannot be faulted. The judges are made up of at least three members, at least two thirds of whom are competent and experienced tasters chosen from the wine industry (winegrowers, oenologists, technicians, merchants, brokers, wine representatives) and sommeliers, wine merchants, journalists from the professional press.

The judges are selected by the organiser from among the best specialists recognised for their skills in tasting (people recognised in the world of winegrowing, sommellerie, restaurants or the wine and gastronomy press). The members of the jury will fill in a declaration on honour mentioning their links with wines. Each committee operates under the authority of a president appointed by the organiser. The president of the jury will ensure that the tasting goes smoothly, that the wines served are of good quality, that the tasting sheets are filled in and that they are accredited.

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 Organiser 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 Organiser 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 Organiser guarantees proper performance of the GRENACHES DU MONDE 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 Organiser defines the awards which are for both sections of the G.D.M competition:

  • Gold Medal
  • Silver Medal

These awards, according to the scores obtained, are given to wines that have reached a high level of expression deserving of these distinctions. The results will be announced in May 2022. 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 Organiser 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 Organiser 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%)


The special awards of the GDM competition:

Among the medal-winning wines, the organiser reserves the right to select, during a new tasting, wines that are emblematic of the Grenache grape variety in different categories (types of wine, colours, origins, grape variety, etc.). These wines will be communicated after the competition and the publication of its results.


If an event beyond the control of the organiser were to prevent the competition from running smoothly, CONCOURS G.D.M. may in no case be held responsible. The organiser reserves the right to cancel the competition, to change the date initially planned, to shorten or extend it, to change the conditions or the way it is run in the event of force majeure (epidemic, fire, flood, natural disaster, strike, act of terrorism, etc. ....), of an event beyond its control or of justified necessity. The organiser cannot be held responsible for this and no compensation can be claimed by the participants. The organiser cannot be held responsible in the event of theft, loss, delay or damage in the delivery of samples.

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 Organiser hereby reserves the right to annul any incomplete or incorrect registration and to eliminate any sample which does not comply with regulations. The Organiser 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 Organiser ) 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.