Selection of the Mayor 2017 has seen participation of over 1100 labels from all over Europe. The Great Gold Medals reach 23 units.
The OIV’s Regulation, which governs the Mayor’s Selection, sets variable thresholds for both medals and minimum assignment scores. Once subscriptions have been closed, only 30% of the participating labels can receive a medal, this year they were 350. As a result, the number of medals also fixes the minimum value of the entry level medal.
Scores: 92 for the Golden Medal, 87 for Gold Medal, 82 secures the Silver Medal, 80 for the Bronze.
This year the label to which the last Silver Medal was awarded has received 86 points setting very high the award threshold. No Bronze medals and the number of Gold Medals exceeded that of the Silver ones. The qualitative level of the wines pssed through the screening of the International Commissions falls into the highest standards ever seen.
Vallée d’Aoste Chardonnay élevé en fût de chêne Dop 2015, Gold Medal 2017
“With this background, I am very pleased to have reached the Gold Medal with one of the wines that I most fond of and that gave me enormous satisfactions year after year. – says Giorgio Anselmet – .”. Our Vallée d’Aoste Chardonnay élevé en fût de chêne Dop vintage 2015 with a score of 87.20 confirmed results of all the competitions to which it has attended”.
“Next challenge is represented by the blend Sauvignon (40%) Viognier (60%) in amphora that my son, Henri, is experimenting in his own cellar, La Plantze, an activity he has recently started up with excellent results” concludes the co-founder of Maison Anselmet.
Commissioners have pretty appreciated the new wine evaluation system through a program managed by software. System is simple: in order to fill out the card, every commissar uses a touch screen, at the same time he has the ability to know in real time the outcome of his evaluation.