The 12th edition of the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages competition took place in Sierre from April 26th – 28th, with 460 entries from 18 countries.
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 Prix Bio (organic award).
Entries can be the following: Merlot red varietals (100% Merlot), Merlot rosé and blancs de 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 23 years experience of organising competitions including the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages, the Mondial des Pinots and the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse.