- Your wine tasting notes whether or not you are awarded a prize
- By pushing forward your 2011 medal, the Citadelles will favour your promotion in 2012.
- Special prizes by country and special FIJEV MIDDLE EAST prize
The international wine and brandy Competition is approved by the O.I.V (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) and Citadelles du Vin is fast becoming one of the world’s major viticultural events.
The Citadelles du Vin competition is eagerly awaited by wine growers all over the world. It has become a unique tool for promoting top quality wine through VINEXPO.
At VINEXPO, Citadelles du Vin award-winning producers find:
- a business platform,
- a door to Asia,
- new markets.
Elite Competition with a world outlook
More than 300 appellations represented – 76% of the wines come from outside France, 20 countries represented. The appellation index is just an overview of the range of the Citadelles du Vin competition; a guarantee of diversity, quality and prestige!
COTEAUX DE TEBOURBA - SIDI SALEM - ALSACE - ANJOU– BORDEAUX - BOURGOGNE– CAHORS - CHABLIS – CHAMPAGNE – COGNAC - COTEAUX DU LANGUEDOC - COTES DE BLAYE – COTE DE BOURG - CREMANT D'ALSACE – GRAVES – MEDOC – MOULIS - MUSCAT BEAUMES-DE-VENISE - PINEAU DES CHARENTES - SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU – SANCERRE - SAUTERNES – VALAIS - BALATONBOGLAR - BAROSSA VALLEY – BITOLA – BURGENLAND - CENTRAL VALLEY - CLARE VALLEY – COONAWARRA – RIOJA - CARINENA CRIANZA – CAVA – NAVARRA – PRIORAT- RIAS BAIXAS - RIBERA DEL DUERO - RUEDA – VALDEORRAS – ALENTEJO - AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA – BUCELAS – DOURO – MADEIRA – MONREALE - MONTEPULCIANO – PORTO- PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA - PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE - ASTI SPUMANTE – DURBANVILLE – EGEE – GALILEE - EMILIA O DELL'EMILIA – SICILIA – VENETO - LAKE ERIE NORTH SHORE – MARLBOROUGH – MENDOZA – NAGANO – NEMEA – NEUQUEN - NIAGARA PENINSULA – PATAGONIA – PFALZ – RHEINHESSEN - SERRA GAUCHA - SOUTH AUSTRALIA – SZEKSZARD – TAMNAVA - UPPER GALILEE - VALLE CASABLANCA - VALLE DE COLCHAGUA - VALLE DE CURICO - VALLE DEL ITATA - VALLE DEL LIMARI - VALLE DEL LONTUE - VALLE DEL MAIPO - VALLE DEL MAULE - VALLE DEL RAPPEL - FLORINA – MACEDOINE – PELOPONNESE - VINHO REGIONAL ALENTEJANO - VINHO REGIONAL TERRAS DO SADO - VINO DE LA TIERRA DE CASTILLA - VINO DE LA TIERRA DE EXTREMADURA - WESTERN CAPE
Rigour and professionalism
Without exception, Citadelles du Vin tasters are confirmed professionals who come from each of the 5 continents and speak a common language: they all have a passion for fine wines. They endow the competition with a multicultural dimension and guarantee the international legitimacy of the results. Most of the experts are top level wine makers approved by the O.I.V.
Rigorous sampling evaluation process
Prior to accurate evaluation, the samples are rendered «anonymous» before being classified by category: red, white, sparkling, etc.
They are then scrupulously tasted on a blind basis; each sample is marked according to a series of strict and rigourous criteria: aromatic type, strength, limpidity, development, etc. Jury members leave no parameter uncovered.
Samples are graded individually. The winners are those with the highest marks on a score from 1 to 100, the highest number is considered to represent perfection.