Rules and Regulations



The Chilean Association of Enologist Agricultural Engineers AG organizes the Seventh “Carmenère al Mundo” International Wine Competition in order to:

  1. Demonstrate the high enological quality of the Carmenère variety in Chile and make it known to consumers and national and foreign specialists.
  2. Contribute to the expansion of wine culture.
  3. Become a window to Chilean wine.
  4. Demonstrate the great technical level of Chile’s Enologist Agricultural Engineers.


The seventh international “Carmenère al Mundo” wine competition is open to all wines that satisfy the definition in the OIV International Code, are presented by wine producing companies, and are made with the Carmenère grape variety or any of its synonyms (for example: Grande Vidure). In addition to this, competing wines must belong to one of the categories listed in Article 11 of these Rules and Regulations.


Each wine must be entered using the “Online Entry Form for the Carmenère al Mundo 2022 Competition”, completing all the information requested on the form, and presented in four 750 ml bottles. Registrations must be submitted by September 30, 2022. Wines must be sent to the place specified on the registration form before October 7, 2022.


The registration fee will be $100,000 for the first wine entered; $95,000 per sample for the entry of two wines; and $90,000 per sample for the entry of three wines. From the fourth wine entry onwards, the fee per sample will be $85,000 per wine.


  • 1 wine: $100,000
  • 2 wines: $190,000
  • 3 wines: $270,000
  • 4 wines: $340,000 (and thereafter $85,000 for each new wine entered)

Early bird registrations, before August 31st, will have a special price of $85,000 per sample, regardless of the number of wines to be entered into the competition.

The registration fee for “Small Producer” will also be $85,000 per wine, starting from the first entered sample (maximum production of 30,000 bottles/year). To qualify for this fee a sworn statement, auditable by the competition organization, will be required.

A special $50,000 registration fee per sample (maximum production of 30,000 bottles/year) will be charged for personal projects of ANIAE Active Members.

Registration for international wines is USD$ 120 per sample. This does not include shipping, customs, or other import costs.

The above-mentioned fees do not include VAT (tax-exempt invoice).


The Competition’s Organizing Committee, chaired by the President of the Chilean Association of Enologist Agricultural Engineers, will ensure compliance with these rules and regulations, and will oversee the correct preparation and organoleptic examination of the samples, as well as the communication of the results.

The Committee, in turn, consists of three Directors of the Chilean Association of Enologist Agricultural Engineers and persons of renown experience in the organization of wine competitions and events, who are also ANIAE members.

The Board of Directors of the Chilean Association of Enologist Agricultural Engineers AG appoints Mr. Álvaro Espinoza, Enologist Agricultural Engineer, as Chair of the Competition.


The Organizing Committee delegates control of the samples to an entity with the necessary credentials to manage and handle such samples, under the supervision of the Chair of the Organizing Committee and the Chair of the Competition, or whoever they designate for this purpose. Specifically, the following will be checked:

  1. Correct reception of samples and their documentation
  2. Registration of accepted samples, randomly assigning their entry number
  3. Registration of the wine samples by category
  4. Preservation of the samples in suitable storage conditions
  5. Secrecy concerning the anonymity of the participating samples


The Jury will consist of three Committees, each made up of seven top national and foreign specialists, four of whom will be permanent jurors (enologists, journalists, or specialized writers or industry professionals of renown technical expertise) who will participate in all the tasting sessions, and three will be itinerant jurors (national and international enologists of great technical prestige, journalists, or specialized writers), who will participate in only one tasting day. For the most part, the jury, in addition to being fixed and permanent among the different tasting sessions, must comprise a majority of winemakers and foreigners.

The jurors will be presented by the Organizing Committee and ratified by the Chair of the Competition. Non-enologist jurors will be selected from among the best specialists recognized for their expertise in the field of tasting, such as production, marketing, consumption, or communication.

The Chair of each Jury Committee shall be appointed by the Chair of the Competition and the President of the Chilean Association of Enologist Agricultural Engineers AG, who shall ensure compliance with the regulations and, in particular:

  1. That the optimal and correct conditions for wine service will be provided
  2. That the information on the tasting sheets is correct and that the sheets are collected at the end of each series of tastings, with the Chair’s signature
  3. That the sensory evaluation is carried out in silence and with no comments between the jurors
  4. The Chair of the Jury shall be responsible for requesting the opening of a new bottle if he/she deems it convenient


Tasting sessions will be conducted in silence and blindly. The tasting form proposed by the OIV will be used to evaluate and score the wines.

The number of samples evaluated by each juror shall not exceed 45 per day.


DICTUC’s Aromas and Flavors Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will be responsible for transferring the data and scores entered by each juror through a computer system. Only the person in charge of this function, designated by DICTUC’s Center for Aromas and Flavors, the Chair of the Competition, and the Chair of the Organizing Committee or the person designated by the latter will have access to the scores and prepare the list of awards.

Each sample will receive a score, corresponding to the average of the sum of the scores given by the jurors. If the score of one or more jurors falls outside the standard deviation of the average, this result will not be considered when calculating the final score.


A maximum of 30% of the wines entered in the competition with the highest scores will be eligible for a distinction, as established by OIV regulations. The awards will be as follows:

  • Best Carmenère al Mundo Trophy
  • Best Pure Carmenère Trophy
  • Best Carmenère Base Blend Trophy
  • Best Blend with Carmenère Trophy
  • Grand Gold Medals
  • Gold Medals
  • Silver Medals

A diploma identifying the award-winning wine will certify each award and medal. Trophies will be awarded from among the medal-winning wines and therefore will not count towards the calculation of the 30% of awarded wines.


Wines must be presented with their commercial label, be finished wines, and be available to the public.

Category I: “Pure Carmenère”, wines composed of more than 85% Carmenère.
Group A: Unoaked wines
Group B: Oaked wines

Category II: “Carmenère Base Blend”, wines with more than 50% and less than 85% Carmenère.
Group A: Unoaked wines
Group B: Oaked wines

Category III: “Blend with Carmenère, wines with more than 15% and less than 50% Carmenère.
Group A: Unoaked wines
Group B: Oaked wines


Tasting sessions of the Seventh International Competition “Carmenère al Mundo” 2022 will be held behind closed doors, however, a participant may request permission to briefly witness the work of the Jury.

The results of the competition will be announced publicly at an awards event, to which each participating winery will receive invitations.

Wineries may highlight or publicize the prizes received in the competition through stickers or digital advertising of the corresponding official seal, whose artwork must be requested from the Organizing Committee.