Every year since 2013, a unique occasion for celebrating European Garnacha/Grenache wines from all over the world takes place: this is Grenaches du Monde, an exciting competition where 80 professional judges a wide selection of the grape (with 900 registered wines) from diverse Geographical Indications.
The event, created and coordinated by the CIVR (Interprofessional Council of Wines from Roussillon) takes place each year in appellations focused on Garnacha/Grenache variety. After Perpignan (Roussillon GIs), Montpellier (Pays D’Oc IGP) or Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France), DO Campo de Borja (Spain), Sardinia (PDO Cannonau di Sardinia, Italy), PDO Terra Alta (Catalonia, Spain) or DO Cebreros (Sierra de Gredos, Spain); this year, Olite (PDO Navarra) has hosted the 10th edition of the competition.
A total of 303 gold and 119 silver medals have been awarded among 900 registered wines, with outstanding results for Spain (60,4%) and France (26,1%), where leading Geographical Indications such as Roussillon’s GIs (88 medals awarded to AOP Banyuls, AOP Banyuls Grand Cru, AOP Collioure, AOP Côtes du Roussillon, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Aspres, AOP Maury, AOP Maury Sec, AOP Rivesaltes or IGP Côtes Catalanes) or DO Campo de Borja (37 medals), DO Terra Alta (36 medals), DO Calatayud (26), DO Cariñena (24) and DO Somontano (4) have significantly standed out. Please find the complete results/palmarés here: https://www.grenachesdumonde.com/en/awards/
The rising numbers from past editions expect more than 1000 samples at New York 2023 XI Edition. European Garnacha/Grenache International Wine Competition has become the annual event to discover and celebrate the Mediterranean quintessential variety.