Debut in June 2021:
1. PiGundy Wine Award International
PiGundy Wine Award International is dedicated to all Pinot grape varieties
Following the EU Regulation on PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) dated 2009, as well as the scientific knowledge regarding the characterisation of wine and definition of quality, the tasting during all PAR® contests takes place primarily concerning the terroir and origin, rather than in relation to the varieties or ascending sugar and alcohol content.
Operating in teams of two persons, the Jury that consists of PAR® Certified Masters assesses each nominee individually and as a part of a team. Whether a stylistically modern fruity white wine, classically crafted terroir wine or original Orange, each wine receives transparent documentation of its sensory characteristics assessed in respect of origin, climate and style.
Besides marketing benefits brought by this competition, many wine-growers appreciate the revealing analyses underlying the PAR®-assessment. They precisely show which criteria have led to matching results and provide a practical manual for quality management. The PAR® datasheet identifies the criteria where there is potential for improvement of wine. With this knowledge, wine-makers can take appropriate measures for the next vintage themselves or obtain expert consulting service.
*) Source: “Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where” – Kym Anderson & Signe Nelge, Wine Economics Research Centre der Universität Adelaide