The 7th edition of the International Gamay Competition will take place on the 14th January 2017 at the Cité Internationale Congress Centre in Lyon.
« World’s Best Gamay Trophy »
A grand jury will once again this year re-taste all the wines which have obtained a gold medal to determine which is the World’s Best Gamay 2017.
It will be the successor to the Domaine des Maisons Neuves Chiroubles which won the Trophy in 2016.
The winner will be presented with the Trophy at the awards ceremony.
Conscious of the fact that the grape variety is one of the principal selection criteria for the consumer when choosing wine, Inter Beaujolais decided in 2011 to promote Gamay, the emblematic variety of their region, by organising the first International Gamay Competition, in partnership with Armonia.
The aims of this competition are:
- To continue to raise customer perception and reinforce the notoriety of Gamay; particularly as this grape variety corresponds perfectly to current customer demands:
- To increase awareness amongst producers, influencers and consumers of the diversity and qualities of Gamay worldwide.
Since 2014 the competition has been accredited by the DGCCRF (a regulatory body which is part of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance), and certifed ISO 9001 via ARMONIA, the organisers.
The competition is open to producers the world over who make wines from Gamay.
Following tasting by a jury of experts and wine professionals, the International Gamay Competition recompenses the wines that best embody the qualities of this grape. Producers can enter right up to the 23rd December by completing the entry form directly on-line on the competition website.
Inter Beaujolais will reveal les results of the competition on the 19th January 2017.
Interesting in being a member of the jury?
Register directly on the Wine Tasters section on the website: www.concoursgamay.com