The competition selects the best wines from extreme viticulture with the aim of promoting and safeguarding the produce from small vine-growing areas having their own distinctive history, traditions and uniqueness; areas with high environmental and landscape value, mostly cultivating local vine varieties.They are true “islands of wine-growing biodiversity“ which, however, are in danger of disappearing due to their high production costs (it costs 10 times as much to keep a vineyard here than in flat areas).Information
The Mondial des Vins Extrêmes is open to all wines produced using grapes from vineyards that have one of permanent structural difficulties, such as: altitudes over 500 metres above sea level, excluding vineyards on high plateaus; slopes with gradients greater than 30%; vines grown on terraces or embankments; vines grown on small islands. Wines which may take part in the competition – are those labelled with the PDO Protected Denomination of Origin, or with the PGI Protected Geographical Indication
The list of award-winning wines and special price in the Mondial des Vins Extrêmes 2017 is avalaible.
740 wines submitted by 306 companies from 15 countries