Entries open on February 1, 2023
Deadline for registration: the 31 March 2023
Deadline for the submission of samples: the 7 April 2023
The international wine competition "G.D.M." is organised by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon, hereafter the CIVR (19 Avenue de Grande Bretagne - BP 649 - 66 006 Perpignan Cedex - France).
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 accordance with the rules set out beloẃ.
The translations of the rules are indicative, only the French version is authentic.
This year's the tasting is organised within the framework of the European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines. This is another step towards ensuring that the Garnacha/Grenache grape variety continues to shine throughout the world. The European Garnacha/Grenache programme will manage the competition in North America.
The G.D.M. competition has two parts:
- Part 1 is open to all wines (red, rosé, white) with geographical indication, made with more than 85% Grenache. The authorised Grenache varieties are white, grey and black Grenache, garnatxa, garnacha, cannonau, tai rosso, gamay del Trasimeno, granaccia, lledoner pelut...
- Section 2 - Blending" is open to all wines made with more than 51% of the following grape varieties: Grenache blanc, gris, noir, garnatxa, garnacha, cannonau, tai rosso, gamay del Trasimeno, granaccia, lledoner pelut....
Each wine must comply with the regulations in force in its country. The aim of the competition is to highlight the qualitý Grenache-based wines.
Wines with a geographical indication (PDO, PGI, DOP, etc.) in the following categories are allowed to compete: Vins Doux Naturels, dry wines, semi-dry wines, sweet wines, sparkling wines, etc., from all countries and all wine-producing regions.
Wines with a majority Grenache grape variety declared by the participants are also accepted. For these wines, proof of composition, which is the sole responsibility of the participant, will be required.
Only the following are eligible to compete, from all producing countries in the world:
- Wine cooperatives
- Unions of wine cooperatives
- Producer groups
- Wine merchants
The conditions for admission to the competition are as follows:
- The wines must be bottled.
- Their 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 third countries.
Each sample must be presented́ in the following conditions:
- 6 bottles per sample for 75 cl containers, 6 bottles per sample for 50 cl containers, 3 bottles per sample for 1.5 L containers.
- 3 bottles per sample for dry oxidative wines / dry Rancio
- The bottles must be dressed in their marketing label.
To be eligible to compete, each participant must register by APRIL 12, 2023 at the latest. The registration form for each product must include:
- The complete and exact identification of the participant who must be the holder of the right to market or distribute the batch corresponding to the sample,
- The exact designation of the product, according to the regulations of the country of origin, the colour, the vintage or a mention of age and the possible contact with wood,
- The category of the product (dry wine, sweet wine, sparkling wine...),
- The percentage and colour of the Grenache grape variety present in the wine, as well as the other grape varieties used in the blend, if any,
- 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 competent laboratory in accordance with the law of the country and which stipulates the following elements
- Actual and potential alcoholic strength
- Residual sugars (glucose + fructose)
- Volatile aciditý expressed in meq/l
- Total aciditý expressed in meq/l
- Total sulphur dioxide in mg/l
- Overpressure due to carbon dioxide for sparkling wines (expressed in bar).
- Payment (cheque for France only, bank transfer or credit card).
The CIVR will receive the samples, the registration fees (corresponding to the transport and logistic costs for 2023 with regard to the USA) and will eliminate the wines that do not comply with the regulations. Any application form not accompanied by the payment of the above-mentioned fees and the documents listed above will be refused. The information given on the registration form is the responsibility of the author.
Article 8 - Cost for 2023 corresponding to transport and logistics costs to the USA and payment methods
For the European Union (by indicating your intra-community VAT number) and for foreign countries outside the EU:
- 1 sample: 125€ (€)
- 2 samples: 250€ (€)
- 3 samples: 360€ (€)
- 4 samples: 480€ (€)
- 5 samples: 600€ (€)
- 6 samples: 660€ (€)
- 7 samples: 770€ (€)
- 8 samples: 880€ (€)
- 9 samples: 900€ (€)
- 10+ samples: €950
- Additional samples will be charged: 95€.
For France and European wineries without a valid intra-community VAT number:
- 1 sample: 150 € TTC (125,00 € HT + VAT 20%)
- 2 samples: 300 € including VAT (250.00 € excluding VAT + 20% VAT)
- 3 samples: 432 € VAT included (360,00 € VAT excluded + 20% VAT)
- 4 samples: 576 € including VAT (480,00 € without VAT + 20% VAT)
- 5 samples: 720 € including VAT (600,00 € without VAT + 20% VAT)
- 6 samples: 792 € including VAT (660,00 € without VAT + 20% VAT)
- 7 samples: 924 € including VAT (770,00 € without VAT + 20% VAT)
- 8 samples: 1056 € TTC (880,00 € HT + VAT 20%)
- 9 samples: 1080 € VAT included (900,00 € VAT excluded + 20% VAT)
- 10+ samples: 1140 € incl. VAT (950,00 € excl. VAT + 20% VAT)
- Additional samples will be charged at € 114 including VAT (€ 95.00 excluding VAT + 20% VAT)
For wines from outside the European Union, please contact us to arrange logistics: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
All samples participating in the competition (except those from outside the European Union) must be centralised at the CIVR before being sent to the USA.
Each sample (except those from Sardinia) must therefore be received before April 12, 2023 at the Entrepôt - CIVR - 19 Avenue de Grande Bretagne - BP 649 - 66006 Perpignan Cedex - France - Tel : 0033 4 68 51 21 22.
Delivery times, Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 12.30pm and from 1.45pm to 5pm (except Friday 4.30pm).
For samples from Sardinia who wish to benefit from the grouped shipment organised by LAORE, the samples must be sent before March 31st to:
AGENZIA LAORE SARDEGNA – Siamaggiore
Via Santa Maria n° 6 - località Pardu Nou – 09070 Siamaggiore (OR)
Tel. 0783 036 6512
Referente per la CONSEGNA DEI VINI
Tel. 0783 036 6512 - cell. +39 333 4930508
Orari consegna VINI: ESCLUSIVAMENTE dal LUNEDI' al GIOVEDI' dalle ore 09.30 alle ore 12.30
Le spese di spedizione e di trasporto fino alla sede di Siamaggiore sono a carico dei partecipanti.
NB: After this date, samples must be sent directly to Perpignan
For wines from outside the European Union, please contact us to arrange logistics: email@example.com
The shipment to the CIVR is made at the participant's expense and risk (postage, customs, and taxes at the sender's expense). Any sample sent́ postage due will be refused. Any non-compliant sample will not be returned, all samples remaining the propertý of the organiser. The choice of carrier is at the discretion of the participant.
The CIVR shall check the consignments of wines received and the official documents accompanying them, rectify any material errors and refuse samples that do not comply with the clauses of these regulations. He shall pay attention to the correct use of designations of origin or geographical indications and to the batch numbers of the packaged wines. The labelling of products produced in the EU Member States must comply with Community regulations and for third countries, with the regulations in force in the country of production. The organiser then divides the samples into series for tasting based on the characteristics given in the declarations provided for in the registration procedures, or of the characteristics observed if necessary.
The CIVR shall store the samples in a secure room and under temperature and environmental conditions that guarantee their proper preservation.
The CIVR organises the grouping of the wines for transport to the tasting venue in the United States.
After checking the accuracy of the entries in each category based on the registration documents and certificates of analysis, the samples are grouped according to origin and type and will be presented to the juries in descending order of vintage, anonymously. In 2023, the bottles will then be re-sampled under argon before being sent individually to the tasters participating in the competition. Concerning the sparkling and still oxidative wines / dry Rancio type, these bottles cannot be resampled - for the sparkling wines because of the gas and for the oxidative wines because of the packaging which is generally small - they will be physically tasted, still in the USA, by a specific jury.
For this 2023 edition in the United States, the evaluation of the samples will be carried out by jurors whose number will depend on the number and type of products presented in the competition. The programme European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wine will appoint the jurors. Each panel will consist of 8 jurors in principle. A competitor who is a member of the jury may not judge his or her own wines; in any case, each juror must sign a "no conflict of interest" agreement. The jurors will be selected by the programme European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wine from among the best specialists in the USA who are recognised for their expertise in the field of wine tasting (people recognised in the world of wine growing, sommellerie, restaurants or the wine and gastronomy press).
Each bottle will be repackaged under Argon in smaller sizes (1 bottle of 75 Cl = 4 samples). The repackaging will be done in New York before direct delivery to the 8 judges selected for each committee.
The commissions will be made up of importers, agents, distributors, sommeliers, wine merchants, journalists from the professional press and wine influencers (80% Vs 20%).
Absolute anonymity is a fundamental principle of a competition. The jurors must not know the identification of the wine, its origins, its price, its marks, and awards obtained, thus demonstrating total confidentiality. The programme European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wine guarantees the tasters optimal conditions for tasting.
Each wine is tasted individually and not comparatively. Each juror receives a tasting sheet. The assessment of the wines will be descriptive and will include comments on:
- the visual aspect - the impression on the palate
- the olfactory aspect - the overall impression
The European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines programme ensures the smooth running of the GRENACHES DU MONDE competition by preparing the samples and organising and carrying out the tasting on site in the USA.
Awards: The awards system adopted is an appreciation system allowing the classification of the wines in competition according to their intrinsic qualities. The CIVR defines the awards (medals and points) which are for the 2 parts of the G.D.M. Competition
- Double Gold = 96-100
- Gold Medal = 91-95
- Silver Medal = 86-90
These awards are given according to the appreciation of the jury to the wines which will have reached a high level of expressioń deserving these distinctions. The results will be communicated at the end of the competition. Each winner will be notified later by e-mail. The CIVR will issue the winners with a "Diploma" document specifying the name of the competition, the nature of the distinction awarded, the identitý of the wine, the category in which the wine competed. Buttons representative of the distinctions awarded may be applied to the bottle and will be available from the CIVR for award-winning wines (subject to stock availability), depending on the volume declared́ on the registration form, in return for a financial contribution. Any other mention of the award obtained is forbidden. The CIVR reserves the exclusive right to control the commercial use of the awards. Unauthorised use, reproduction of the logo, awards and prizes is strictly forbidden. The results of the competition will be publicised as widely as possible of communication (web, specialised newspapers, gastronomic press, etc.).
The wines are classified according to the following categories for part 1:
Grenache* of all colours (minimum 85%)
Wines are classified according to the following categories for section 2:
Grenache* of all colours (minimum 51%)
*Including specific regional or national names: garnatxa, garnacha, vernatxa, tai rosso, cannonau, gamay de trasimeno, bordò, granaccia, lledoner pelut, etc.
ARTICLE 14 - FORCE MAJEURE AND MODIFICATIONS
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.
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. Neither the CIVR nor the European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wines programme can be held responsible for theft, loss, delay, damage or customs problems in the delivery of samples.
The CIVR reserves the right to cancel any incomplete or erroneous entries and to eliminate any samples that do not comply with the rules. The organiser alone is competent to settle any disputes. The CIVR may carry out an analytical check on prize-winning samples. One month before the competition takes place, the CIVR shall send a notice to the Regional Directorate for Enterprise, Competition, Consumption, Labour and Employment of the region in which the competition takes place, specifying the place and date of the competition and the competition rules. No later than three months after the competition takes place, the CIVR sends the regional directorate for companies, competition, consumption, labour and employment of the region in which the competition takes place a report signed by the person in charge of the internal control system (made up of three members of the organiser's board of directors) certifying that the competition took place in accordance with the provisions of the regulations and including in particular:
- The number of wines present at the competition, overall and by category,
- The number of prize-winning wines, overall and by category,
- The list of prize-winning wines and, for each prize-winning wine, the details enabling the wine and its owner to be identified,
- The percentage of prize-winning wines in relation to the number of wines presented,
- The number of awards granted and their distribution by type of award.
The holder and the competition organiser (CIVR) will keep a sample of each prize-winning wine, the information sheet and its analysis report. These samples are kept at the disposal of the control services (D.G.C.C.R.F.), for a period of one year following the date of the competition. The information sheets and analysis reports will be kept for five years. Samples of the products entered in the competition may be used by the CIVR for promotional or training purposes after the competition. They will not be returned to the producer or trader.
It implies acceptance of these rules. Due to the administrative burden of the competition, entry fees will not be refunded if samples, entry documents and payment of fees arrive after the entry deadline.