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Citadelles deu vin - 10-11-12 june 2017

Wine professionals from all over the world are set to meet up for the competition's 17th edition: prestigious prizes are on offer

Once again, great emphasis will be placed on the diversity and quality of participating international wines.

Over the course of 3 mornings of tastings in Bourg en Gironde, jurys made up exclusively of expert tasters (recognized wine professionals: sommeliers, buyers, oenologists, or wine critics and journalists) will elect the winners of each category.

The registration process is already well under way, and the award winners are set to be announced at the beginning of the high season, on the 17th June, just in time for Vinexpo Bordeaux.

Citadelles d'Or, Citadelles d'Argent and a series of Special Prizes will light up the Citadelles du Vin stand!

The Special Prizes on offer for the 2017 edition
    *(International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers)
  • SOMMELIERS SPECIAL PRIZE : Best Cabernet Sauvignon
  • DUAD's club* SPECIAL PRIZE : Best Malbec
    *(DUAD Alumni Association)
  • VINOFED* SPECIAL PRIZE : Best Sweet White Wine
    *(World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions)

16 SPECIAL PRIZES BY COUNTRY will be awarded to each country's highest scoring wine
  • Award ceremony 17th June 2017 on the eve of the Vinexpo Bordeaux trade fair
  • Prize winners will be on display at the Citadelles du Vin stand at Vinexpo Bordeaux, 18th to 21st June 2017

  • Competition dates: 10th, 11th and 12th June 2017
  • Registration opening date: Start of December 2016
  • Registration closing date: 28th February 2017
  • Sample reception deadline: 31st March 2017
  • Results available online: 14th June 2017
  • Prize giving ceremony: 17th June 2017 on the eve of the Vinexpo Bordeaux trade fair
  • Prizewinners display: 18th to 21st June 2017 at the Citadelles du Vin stand at Vinexpo Bordeaux

  • About the contest

The 2016 edition in brief
In 2016, 45 tasters of 21 different nationalities awarded 143 Gold Medals, 147 Silver Medals, and 24 Special Prizes during the competition.

Citadelles du Vin

Citadelles medals
Since 2000, Citadelles du Vin, member of VINOFED, has excelled in promoting the incredible diversity and exceptional quality of fine wines from all over the world. Over 75% of participating wines are from outside of France, ensuring this OIV-recognized (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) competition?s international prestige and significance.

Every year, approximately 50 international tasters gather for 3 days in Bourg en Gironde in order to elect the best wines from over 1,200 samples from around 30 different countries. These tastings award the coveted Citadelles d'Or and Citadelles d'Argent medals, as well as a number of Special Prizes.

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