1,205 rosés compete in Split, Dalmatia

The first Concours Mondial de Bruxelles tasting session of the year has just begun in Split, Dalmatia. Sixty international judges will be blind tasting rosés from across the globe, and exploring the incredible diversity in this region of Croatia. Tastings, conferences, visits and engagement with a variety of stakeholders are all part of the line-up for judges from 20 to 22 March for the 2024 CMB Rosé Wine Session.

Split, Wednesday 20 March 2024: For three days, 60 judges – including journalists, winemakers, buyers and educators – from four continents representing 23 different nationalities will be evaluating 1,205 rosé wines. The choice of location for judging this style of wine is not insignificant as Croatian rosés are equally popular within the country and in export markets.

Time-honoured wine regions
Croatia boasts approximately 20,000 hectares under vine, some of which have been hived off to produce rosé wines. The Dalmatia wine region is located in the southern part of the country. For over 2,500 years, wine has been produced on the island of Hvar and in the vineyards of Dalmatia. The area is home to the oldest continually farmed vineyards in the world, including those of Stari Grad Plain, which is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Other parts of the Dalmatia wine region, such as the island of Vis and Pelješac peninsula, have also been growing vines for centuries. The varietal range in these areas focuses almost entirely on native grapes which are used to produce unique wines. Several Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) in the Dalmatian wine region are recognised nationwide.

Fast facts about the 2024 CMB rosé wine session
This year’s vintage features wines from 32 different countries, inevitably spearheaded by the major producer nations that are France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. They alone account for 75% of wines entered in the competition. Romania ranks 5th with 46 entries, followed by Croatia in 6th place. As is customary, the rosé-centric session of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles offers the promise of a broad range of tastings with a large international contingent.

The results will be published on our website on 28 March at 12AM

About the competition
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is an international, touring competition divided into four sessions, one of them dedicated to rosé wines. Across the various sessions, over 10,000 wines are entered by producers to be tasted and assessed by a panel of experts. Our seasoned judges taste the competing wines with a single-minded focus and that is to single out wines of irreproachable quality with no bias stemming from the label or an appellation’s prestige. The Concours is one of the most important events of its kind.

Pictures of the competition here

Press contact:

Benoît Carion
Tel: +32 (0) 2 533 27 66

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