The 11th edition of the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages competition was held in Sierre from April 20th – 22nd, with a panel of international judges and some outstanding wines. There were more than 430 wines entered, by 230 producers from 20 countries, confirming the international profile of this event.
Award ceremony for the 12th 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 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 21 years experience of organising competitions including the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages, the Mondial des Pinots and the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse.