The 2017 edition of the Mondial du Merlot et Assemblages is set for success, due to take place from April 21-23 in the heart of the Valais wine region in Sierre (Switzerland) with Paolo Basso, World’s Best Sommelier 2013 as its president.
If you love Merlot wines, Merlot-based blends, and even white Merlot, this event is for you!
Award ceremony for the 10th Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages competition, Zurich, Switzerland.
Presentation and tasting of award-winning Merlot wines during the VINEA Swiss wine fair in Sierre.
A Great competition for producers, distributors and importers of Merlot wines (varietal or Merlot-based blends), with the support of the OIV, UIOE, USOE (VINOFED member).
Medal-winning wines (30% of entrants are awarded Great Gold, Gold or Silver) are actively promoted during the events, as well as to national and international media.
As well as medals, a number of special awards are given which boost visibility, namely the Best Wine of the Competition, Prix Gran Maestro du Merlot, and a new Prix Bio (organic award).
Wines are judged in the following categories: red (100% Merlot) wines, rosé and blanc de noirs made from Merlot, older vintages, blends, Grand Maestro du Merlot.
The Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages judges are experts recruited from 25+ countries. In this capacity, they strictly follow OIV judging guidelines.
VINEA has 19 years experience of organising competitions including the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages, the Mondial des Pinots and the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse.