Please click here for more information on how to enter.

For more than 15 years now, a special wine competition has been organized in and around the northern Italian city of Bergamo.

‘Emozioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme’ – translated as ‘Emotions of the world Merlot and Cabernet together’. So all the wines are mono-cepages or blends of the world famous almost inseparable duo Merlot and Cabernet (with some Cabernet Franc). The competition has been lawfully recognized by OIV (Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin) since its very first edition and uses the 100 points method.

Over the year many wineries send in there wines and it is without question that the entrees are coming from countries all over the world like Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, France, Germany, Italia, Moldova, Romania, Servia and Slovenia.

The competition has got the following categories, in which wineries can apply;

Still dry wines, sparkling wines and sweet and liqueur wines all of Merlot and/or Cabernet or crossings of Merlot and/or Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc

All wine should be with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) mark if produced in the European Union (EU) and wines with a Geographical Indication (GI) mark if produced in Extra European Countries, where applicable.

And very important is that wine should have a minimum percentage content of 60%. the presence of only one or both the above-mentioned varieties.

Last year there was an adapted version due to the ongoing corona, but the organization is full of hope to hold a 100% version again in October with jury members from counties like Japan, Italia, France, Austria, Germany, Moldova, US, UK and The Netherlands.

2020 edition

Are you a wineries with wines of Merlot and/or Cabernet or crossings of Merlot and/or Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc and do you want to be a part of this competition? Please enter your wines and all relevant documents before September 30th 2021.

Please click here for more information on how to enter.

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