COMPETITION RULES

International Competition of Terroir Wines™

Concours International des Vins de Terroir™

International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™  is  organised in Brignoles by the Association International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ – 25, rue Trinité – 83170 Brignoles – France.

Article 1: OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION

This competition is open to all wines from all countries and all viticultural regions with a specified geographical denomination. Table wines that do not have a specific geographical denomination will not be accepted for the competition.

The competition is intended to highlight the intrinsic qualities of wines from specific geographical areas and to distinguish those wines of outstanding quality and that are exceptionally expressive of their appellation or origin.

The wines will be blind-tasted and for their intrinsic properties.

The competition is intended to highlight various terroirs and professions linked to wine tourism at an international level.

The prizes awarded in this international competition will:

• Provide all competitors with a representative evaluation of their products.

• Encourage the launch and sales of quality wines both in terms of the product and its presentation.

• Promote the quality, diversity and excellence of the prize-winning terroir wines from different appellations or origins.

• Encourage the expansion of wine and vine culture at an international level.

• Reinforce the identity and consumer perception of terroir wine internationally.

• By providing international references, communicate a message to 80% of consumers who are highly receptive to information on terroir wine.

International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™   is organized in accordance with the rules outlined below.

Article 2: COMPETITORS

Wines provided by the following individuals or organizations will be accepted:

• Individual wine producers

• Groups of wine producers

• Co-operative wineries

• Groups of co-operative wineries

• Wine brokers

• Wine producers and brokers

• Importers

• Distributors

Article 3 : ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WINES

The entry requirements to International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™   are as follows:

• The wines must be bottled and ready for sale.

• Their labels should conform to:

  1. The European Union regulation applied to EU member states.
  2. To the regulation in force in the country where the wine is produced and to the provisions regarding the importation of wine applicable to non-EU member states.

Wine entered for the competition should be available in quantities of at least 1080 liters.

However, where the production volume of a given wine is particularly low, the batch may consist of less than 1080 liters but should nonetheless be greater than 108 liters.

Article 4 : SAMPLE PRESENTATION

To qualify for the competition, the samples of wines presented should come from an homogeneous lot. Samples should be presented as follows:

Four bottles of 0.5 l to 1.5 l per sample or equivalent 3-liter bottle

• The bottles and labels should be as per their usual commercial presentation.

Article 5 : PROCEDURE FOR SENDING SAMPLES

Each sample should arrive before the specified deadline at the destination indicated on the registration form. The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™   Association reserves the right to refuse samples arriving after the closing date for the receipt of samples indicated on the application form.

The costs of shipping the samples are the responsibility of the sender. Samples are sent at the sender’s risk. All samples sent freight collect will be refused. Samples refused entry into the competition will not be returned.

Article 6 : RULES OF ENTRY INTO THE COMPETITION

Obligatory documents for entry:

  • Registration form
  • Certificate of analysis
  • Registration fee

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™   Association reserves the right to refuse applications arriving after the closing date for registration. Any applications not accompanied by the registration fees and the certificate of analysis will be refused.

A. REGISTRATION FORM

A registration form should be completed each wine and sent before the closing date indicated on the form. The registration form should be accompanied by the registration fee and the certificate of analysis.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™   Association reserves the right to refuse applications arriving after the closing date for registration. Any applications not accompanied by the registration fees and the certificate of analysis will be refused.

B. CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS

A certificate of analysis dating less than one year must accompany each sample.

The certificate of analysis should contain information enabling the sample to be identified in addition to the following data:

• Density

• Alcoholic strength at 20 degrees centigrade (Vol %)

• Sugars (glucose + fructose) g/l

• Total acidity (H2SO4 g/l)

• Volatile acidity (H2SO4 g/l)

• Total sulphur dioxide (SO2) total (mg/l)

• Free sulphur dioxide (SO2) (mg/l)

• For sparkling wines, (CO2) pressure in bottle (hPa).

The competitor and the competition organizer each retain a sample of the prize-winning wine along with the certificate of analysis. These samples will, if required, be made available to control agencies for a period of one year.

C. REGISTRATION FEE

• Within Europe :

By cheque (in favour of L’Association International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ and included with the registration form), by credit transfer or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Eurocard).

• Outside Europe :

Either by credit transfer or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard ou Eurocard).

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration fees per sample submitted

DROITS D’INSCRIPTION

Le montant des droits d’inscription par échantillon présenté s’élève à :

Nombre échantillons

présentés

France U.E Hors U.E.
1 échantillon 130,00 € HT

+ TVA 19,6%

130,00 € HT 130,00€ HT
2 échantillons 110,00 € HT

+ TVA 19,6%

CHACUN

110,00 € HT

CHACUN

110,00 € HT

CHACUN

3 échantillons

et plus

90,00 € HT

+ TVA 19,6%

CHACUN

90,00 € HT

CHACUN

90,00 € HT

CHACUN

Avec votre numéro de TVA intracommunautaire

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™   Association will not be responsible for any bank charges associated with payment of the registration fees.

Under no circumstances can the registration fee be refunded, regardless of the reason for cancellation.

Article 7: COMPETITION RULES

The samples will be presented in an anonymous fashion to the judging panels.

They will be classified according to origin, type and category.

The organizers reserve the right to cancel a category for which an insufficient number of samples have been received (three samples minimum from three different competitors).

Each wine tasted is scored individually and not comparatively. The marking scheme is a point by point system as used in the official OIV tasting sheet. The Technical Commission of the International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association designates the number of members of each judging panel.

Each judging panel comprises five  judges, two of whom are French, recognized for their abilities based on each of the following panels:

• Panel 1:  oenologists and/or winemakers and/or vineyard owners, producers, Presidents of the judging panels,

• Panel 2: distribution, commercialization & catering trade,

• Panel 3: those involved in wine tourism ,

• Panel 4:  education, training and media;

• Panel 5: wine lovers.

The total number of international (à enlever) judges is determined by the number of samples presented.

A judge may not judge her own wines.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association appoints a president and secretary for each judging panel.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association will ensure the proper functioning of International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™  by organizing the preparation of the samples and organization of the tasting sessions.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association will organize the monitoring, exploitation and publication of results using an appropriate evaluation form.

Article 8 : AWARDS

The number of awards attributed during the International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association will not represent more than a third of the samples presented or/and those that obtain more of 80 points on 100 points. The prizes awarded by the judging panels of the International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association will be at tree levels:

  • “Diamond Terroir”,
  • “Gold Terroir”,
  • “Silver Terroir”.

No prize will be awarded, if for a given wine category, less then three different samples are received, or if the samples are not presented by three different competitors.

Prize-winners will be informed by post or email.

International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association will furnish the prize-winners with a document stating the type of prize awarded, the wine’s identity, the batch volume and the name and address of the competitor.

Labels indicating the type of prize awarded will be available from the International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association, and may be affixed to bottles of the relevant wines. The number of labels supplied will depend on the production volume   stated on the application form.

No other references or representation of the award are permitted on the bottle.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association reserves the exclusive right to monitor the use of the awards for commercial purposes.

All non-authorised use of the competition logo, awards and prizes are strictly prohibited.

The results of the international competition will be communicated to the general public using all methods of communication, insofar as is possible.

Article 9 : CONTROLS

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association reserves the right to cancel erroneous or incomplete registration forms and to eliminate any sample that does not conform to these regulations.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association is the only organization authorized to settle any potentially arising legal disputes.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association reserves the right to have any of the winning samples analyzed by an approved oenological analytical laboratory and, subject to the results of the analysis, to take whatever action they consider necessary.

Two months before the competition, The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association will inform the French consumer protection service (Direction Départementale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes – D.G.C.C.R.F.) of the existence of the competition and of its location and date.

In the two months following the competition, the International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association will send to the D.G.C.C.R.F. a report stating the number of samples presented, (overall and by category), the number of prize-winning samples (overall and by category), the number of awards attributed (according to type of award, and for each prize-winning wine, information enabling the wine and its proprietor to be identified).

Article 10 :   RULES OF PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of and respect for the present regulation.

Costs associated with participation in the competition will neither be reimbursed nor credited for wines that do not win an award, nor in the event of wines, registration documents and the registration fees arriving after the deadline for registration or receipt of samples.

Article 11 : OTHER PROVISIONS

Official languages: French, English

Documents available in French,  English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese.

According Application of the International Vine and Wine Organisation (resolution OIV/concours 332a/2009). The competition is not affiliate to OIV.

The International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™ Association reserves the right to limit the number of samples based on the order in which registration forms.

This present regulation may be modified each year on the advice of the D.G.C.C.R.F. up to two months before the start of the competition and before registration by the participants.

Contact :

International Competition of Terroir Wines™ / Concours International des Vins de Terroir™

25 , rue Trinité – 83170 BRIGNOLES – FRANCE

Tél. : +33(0)6 72 93 72 81

E-Mail : civt2017@oenogenius.com