The first International Wine Competition on Vermentino kicks off
The first international wine competition on Vermentino will take place in Cagliari, Sardinia, on February 17th and 18th, 2020. 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 whole Mediterranean basin and in Italy as well as abroad, there are more and more producers who focus on the variety. "Besides Sardinia, Tuscany and Liguria", Mario Bonamici and Andrea Campurra of APS Promo Eventi (Official Organization) tell us, "it 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 producers. 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 Bulgaria. There is a lot of expectation and curiosity for this first edition, we will do everything possible not to disregard expectations". On the sitewww.concorsovermentino.com all the information where you can download right away the necessary forms for participation. Applications must be received by January 28th, 2020, while there will be time until February 3rd to send the samples. Several categories are admitted to the competition, from still wines, sparkling wines that fall between DOP, IGP and IG as long as they have the words Vermentino on the label and a minimum percentage of Vermentino '85%. The organizers expect the participation of