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

Jurors’ expertise

Tasters are the cornerstone of the Competition. Each sample is blind-tasted by an international jury of experts, and marked on the basis of sensorial analysis criteria defined by the OIV (International organisation of vine and wine).

Certified competition

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.

Organoleptic analysis

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.

Renowned president

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

Active communication

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.

Marketing tools

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.