Concours International des Vins Biologiques et en conversion: Results are online!

Pubblicato il 2022-05-25

The 26th edition of the Concours International des Vins Biologiques et en conversion took place on Monday, May 9 in Paris. Professionals and enlightened amateurs met to taste and mark a total of 634 organic wine samples from across the globe. At the end of the tasting, a Grand Jury elected the World’s Best Organic Wine from amongst the gold medal winners with the highest marks.

200 award-winning wines
634 wines from 13 countries, including France, Spain, Belgium and Croatia, were tasted beneath the watchful gaze of honorary president Philippe Faure-Brac, World’s Best Sommelier 1992. The jury of 97 tasters awarded 140 Gold and 60 Silver medals. In all, 160 organic wines, 20 biodynamic wines and 20 wines in conversion were awarded medals for their expression of the terroir. All samples were tasted in conformity with strict hygiene measures, competition regulations and our ISO9001 certification.

About the competition
The purpose of this international competition, created by Pierre Guigui in 1996, is to highlight wines made using farming techniques that preserve and highlight the terroir. These include organic and biodynamic wines, and wines currently in conversion.
The competition provides a true showcase for actors in the organic wines sector. It also helps these actors stand up to competition and renew consumers’ confidence, because the wines are tasted by a jury representative of a panel of consumers.

The trophy for the world’s best organic wine has been given to a wine from Burgundy.
The Gevrey-Chambertin ‘Vignes Belles’ 2020 from the Thierry Mortet estate won the hearts of the Grand Jury.

Thierry Mortet estate
The Domaine Thierry Mortet was created in 1992 in the heart of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The estate produces 10 designations of origin on its 8.5 hectares of vineyard spread over 4 villages. Nearly five of these hectares are in Gevrey-Chambertin.
The domain has practiced organic winegrowing since 2007, but respect for the environment was highly valued long before then.

“This Gevrey-Chambertin 2020 magnificently expresses the Pinot fin of which it is made. A beautiful, fine nose, natural and expressive, a sign of indigenous yeasts, in which we find floral notes associated with a very elegant fruit. A wine with exactitude, honesty, and great clarity, for perfect balance. This scintillating wine has a lovely, long, and mineral finish in the mouth. It’s a Gevrey-Chambertin seeking vibration rather than power.” Laurent Vuillaume, Gault&Millau

Reminder on figures
In all, 634 wines from 13 countries were awarded medals. 140 Gold and 60 Silver medals were awarded. 160 organic wines, 20 biodynamic wines and 20 wines in conversion were awarded medals. 97 tasters were present.