The terms and conditions of this competition are available for anyone interested at www.concoursmondialdusavagnin.com, or can be forwarded on request.
1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
The competition is promoted and organized by the Association des Oenophiles et Dégustateurs [Association of Oenophiles and Tasters], a non-profit organisation governed by French law 1901 registered at the Prefecture in Lons le Saunier under number 0392005552. The head office is situated at 81 route du Revermont, 39230 Saint Lothain, France. This competition is registered on the minister for consumer affairs' list and published in the Official Bulletin of Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control. The awards granted within the scope of this competition can be incorporated on the wine labels.
This competition is open to all Savagnin wines wherever they come from (France, European Union member states, and third countries), and the quality is assessed by a specialist international jury.
2. ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS
2.1 The competition is open to all wines that contain at least 85% Savagnin: PDO wines, vin de pays, PGI wines, and wines without GI.
2.2 Participation is open to all producers, winegrowers, cooperative wineries, and merchants.
2.3 All samples must be submitted with labels that comply with regulations, and the original commercial packaging.
2.4 All the products must be from homogeneous batches intended for consumption.
The wine sample entered should be available in quantities of at least 1000 litres.
For wines of which the method of production results in particularly small volumes, the batch of wine entered must be over 100 litres.
2.5 To enter, the statement of claim must be provided for wines with a GI, and the request for certification for wines without GI entered with an indication of grape variety and/or vintage.
2.6 The competition is limited to 3 samples per domain (topped-up wine, oxidative or under flor, Vin Jaune, Chateau-Chalon...).
2.7 The organisers reserve the right to eliminate a category if there are no more than 3 samples, or if the samples are not from 3 different entrants.
2.8 Each wine entered must be submitted with a technical information sheet containing a photo of the bottle or a picture of the label, the volume, and an analysis report issued less than 1 year before. In addition to the information necessary to identify the operator and the sample, this report must include at least the following analytical elements:
- Alcoholic strength by volume, actual and potential at 20 °C, expressed in % vol.
- Sugar content (glucose + fructose), expressed in g/l
- Total acidity, expressed in meq/l
- Volatile acidity, expressed in meq/l
- Total sulphur dioxide, expressed in mg/l
- Excess pressure due to carbon dioxide in sparkling wines, expressed in bar/hPA
Each entrant undertakes to comply with the terms and conditions, and to provide all the information requested in the analysis report.
3. SAMPLE COLLECTION AND CONTROL
The samples will be delivered or taken to the head office of the Association of Oenophiles and Tasters of Jura and controlled by an internal control commission composed of at least 4 people: the president of the organising association, an oenologist, a winegrower, and a taster. This commission is responsible for verifying the compliance with the terms and conditions, and will ensure the representativeness of the samples entered.
Entries must be submitted via http://www.concoursmondialdusavagnin.com/ at the latest 3 months before the date of the competition (3rd Monday in November).
Each participant must send (in the same box) 3 samples of 75 cl (or possibly 37.5 cl for sweet or medium sweet wines and wines made from overripe grapes, or 62 cl for vin jaune) per reference entered.
Samples received too late, that do not correspond to the entry form or that were not pre-registered will not be judged and will remain the property of AODJ.
The delivery period is between 1st August and 1st September of the current year.
The package(s) must be shipped or delivered to:
Marie Thérèse Grappe
President of the AODJ
81 route du Revermont - 39230 Saint Lothain
Delivery times from Monday to Friday: 9.00 am - 12.00 and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
with the following title: "International Savagnin Competition"
Each operator must send a delivery note with the wines specifying "Alcohol Duty Paid".
The entry of a wine will be definitive on receipt of payment and samples.
The entry fee is 40 € incl. VAT per product entered.
Sample shipping costs will be borne by the participants.
Two months before the competition, the organiser will send a letter indicating the location and the date of the competition, as well as the terms and conditions, to the Franche Comté Regional Directorate of companies, fair trading, consumer affairs, work and employment.
At the latest, two months after the competition, the organiser will send to the Franche Comté Regional Directorate of companies, fair trading, consumer affairs, work and employment a report signed by the person in charge of the internal control attesting that the competition took place in accordance with the provisions of the terms and conditions, which includes the following information:
- the number of wines entered in the competition, overall and per category
- the number of winning wines, overall and per category
- the list of winning wines, and for each winning wine the information necessary to identify the wine and its owner
- the percentage of winning wines in relation to the number of wines entered
- the number of awards granted and their distribution per type of award
The owner and the organiser must conserve a sample of each winning wine for the agents in charge of controls for a period of one year following the date of the competition.
The information sheets and analysis reports must be kept for 5 years following the date of the competition.
An accredited oenological analysis laboratory will be charged by the organisers to carry out an analytical control of certain winning samples to check the exactness of the analysis report provided by the entrant.
The juries are composed of 2 or 3 competent tasters, chosen among the members of the Association of Oenophiles and Tasters, who have undertaken tasting and sensory analysis training. The other judges will be selected, from a wide variety of backgrounds such as production, marketing, catering, wine waiting, and consumers, on the basis of their experience in tasting,.
The organiser collects an information form and a sworn statement from the judges specifying their ties with the wines entered in the competition.
Throughout the year, the AODJ organizes tastings for experienced tasters.
Pre-competition tasting training sessions will be organized, as a well as training for Chief Judges to guarantee the quality of the competition.
Each jury comprises at least 4 tasters, including a chief judge.
No taster can taste their own products.
The total number of juries is decided according to the number of entries.
This competition is sponsored by the Association of European Sommeliers.
7. THE PRESIDENT
The president of the competition, assisted by members of the organising committee, ensures the products are received, anonymizes the products, designates and places the juries, and supervises the smooth running of the competition.
The president coordinates all the communication and promotion campaigns for the competition, the winners, and the winning products.
The Honorary Chairman
The Honorary Chairman is a well-known guest from the world of wine, gastronomy, journalism or science.
The chief judges ensure the smooth running of the event at their table (explanation of the score sheet, tasting in silence then pooling if necessary), they check the completion and signature of the score sheets, and they drawn up a summary of the judges’ scores.
8. SAMPLE ANONYMITY
The bottles-samples will be covered with a sleeve and rendered unidentifiable by the organising committee; they will be identified by a serial number.
The judges will not have access to the original corks; these corks will be replaced by anonymous corks.
The winners authorise the AODJ to publish their names, as well as the details of the analysis report without conferring them any other rights.
10. TASTING AND RESULTS
10.1 Each jury will judge a maximum of 15 wines.
The tasting sheet will be compliant with the regulatory sheets.
Each sample blind-tasted will be given a score which is the average score from the appreciation of each of the judges.
The appreciation of the wines will be descriptive and will include comments on:
- visual aspect
- overall impression
The prizes, granted to wines having obtained the best results, must not exceed 30% of the total number of samples entered in the competition per category and for the entire event.
No awards will be granted if there are less than three distinct entrants competing in a given category.
10.2 The decisions of the different juries are final.
The results of this competition will be published on our website at the latest 1 month after the competition.
10.3 The identity of unclassified products will not be disclosed and will not appear in the list of prize winners.
11.1THE REWARD IS REPRESENTED BY A MEDAL AND A DIPLOMA
The diploma is an individual certificate specifying the name of the competition, the category in which the wine competed, the nature of the award, the volume of wine (hl) declared at the time of entering the competition, the exact designation of the sample that obtained the award, and the exact identification, name and address of the winning producer or distributor.
Each participant having received a reward will receive their diploma and medal by post.
11.2 In accordance with the results obtained according to the aforementioned calculation rules, the product will be granted per category:
- Gold Medal at least 18/20
- Silver Medalat least 16/20
- Bronze Medal at least 14/20
The number of medals cannot exceed the number of bottles declared at the time of registration.
The award can only figure on the labelling of the wine if the sales denomination and the geographic indication correspond to the information sheet.
12. STATUTORY AND CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS
The author is liable for the information on the entry form.
Any practical problems or problems regarding the interpretation of the present rules will be settled by the organiser. The organisers reserve the right to modify the present rules.