The first international wine competition on Vermentino will take place in Olbia,
October 14th and 15th. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Tourism of the Italian Republic
approved it last July.
"Vermentino is one of the most famous and well-known grapes of the Mediterranean basin and in
Italy as well as abroad, there are more and more producers who focus on the variety.
"In addition to Sardinia, Tuscany and Liguria," say Mario Bonamici and Andrea Campurra of APS
Promo Eventi (officially authorized Association ed.), "is spreading in other Italian regions and
obviously abroad. The aim is to make the competition more and more important and attended by a
large number of manufacturers. At an international level, the focus is on the consolidated
production from Corsica and France, the interesting and promising producers of America and
Australia, with some outsiders from South Africa and Malta. There is a lot of expectation and
curiosity for this first edition, we will do everything possible not to disregard expectations".
On the site www.concorsovermentino.com all the information where you can download right away
the necessary forms for participation. Applications must be received by September 15th , 2019,
while there will be time until October 1st to send the samples.
Several categories are admitted to the competition, from still wines and sparkling wines that fall
between DOP, IGP and GI as long as they have the words Vermentino on the label and a minimum
percentage of vermentino of 85%.
The organizers expect the participation of about 300 companies.