Chardonnay grape variety

The Chardonnay grape variety has its roots deep in the rich soil of Burgandy, but has now spread around the world. A cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc, Chardonnay is a worldwide success story that can be attributed to its resistance, superior quality, and capacity to adapt. This versatile ...

Pinot Noir grape variety

Pinot Noir is strongly associated with Burgundy, but the roots of this grape variety are found in north-eastern France. The excellent red wines made in Burgundy from Pinot Noir grapes have contributed strongly to the region’s fame throughout the world. Bunches of Pinot Noir grapes are small and compact; they ...

A competition open to all wines made from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir grapes

Strong points of the competition


Tasters are the cornerstone of the Competition. Each sample is blind-tasted by an international jury of experts, and marked on the basis of international sensorial analysis criteria.


The competition is authorised and supervised by the DGCCRF. It is also ISO 9001-certified. For producers and consumers, this is the sign of rigorous selection.


After the tasting, you receive a complete organoleptic analysis of your sample (appearance, aroma, taste, harmony) along with competition averages, to evaluate your sample’s position with regard to competitors.


What principle guides Eric Goettelmann? “Excellence!” Elected Best Sommelier in France in 2018, Eric first gained experience at the mythical Maison Loiseau in Saulieu.


The competition uses its extensive network to communicate results directly to the main decision-makers: buyers, sommeliers, restaurant owners, importers, journalists for the specialised press.


Many tools are made available to you: Metal plates to hang up at your site, medals to affix to your products, award certificates to send to clients, award-winners on the competition’s website (to increase your internet visibility), the competition’s social networks, etc.


Concours des Chardonnay et Pinot Noir: Results are online!

Concours des Chardonnay et Pinot Noir: Results are online!

Published on 2022-11-09

The first édition of the Concours des Chardonnay et Pinot Noir took place on Monday, November 7, during the Foire Internationale et gastronomique de Dijon. It was quite a success, with an astounding 202 samples tasted and marked by professionals and enlightened amateurs. On the basis of the jury’s rigorous marking, a special Vinidivio trophy was also awarded to the best wine produced by a Burgundy wine estate appreciated outside the region and abroad. 66 Award-winning wines Beneath the watchful gaze of honorary president Eric Goettelmann, France’s Best Sommelier in 2018, The jury of 130tasters awarded 31 Gold and 35 Silver medals to wine made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In all, 202 samples from 15 countries including France, Germany, Slovakia and Serbia were tasted. All samples were tasted in conformity with strict hygiene measures, competition regulations and our ISO9001 certification. About the competition With ‘terroir’ as its guiding principle, the Vinidivio fair is committed...