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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!
Special Prizes on offer for the 2017 edition
FIJEV* SPECIAL PRIZE: Spain
*(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