4 to 6 march 2021

Rosé Selection


Rosé Selection

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

For the first time in its history, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is hosting an early session designed entirely for rosé wines in 2021.


From 5 to 7 March 2021 in Abruzzo, Italy


By holding the event before the start of spring, the aim is to provide an effective response to market needs and to the growing interest shown by consumers for rosé wines. It will provide awarded producers with promotion and marketing tools as soon as the wines are released for sale.

Every year, the early judging session of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles will take place in a different wine region. The competition’s maiden event will be held from March 4-6 in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

The event is not simply designed as a competition, but also as a platform for dialogue and idea sharing with a focus on rosé. An independent editorial group will be commissioned to write and publish regular articles on rosé wines from around the world.

Which styles of rosé?

Rosé Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is open, without discrimination, to all still, sparkling and semi-sparkling rosé wines along with fortified rosés. The deadline for registration and entry shipments is 18 February 2021.

Alongside the traditional gold and silver medals, a special trophy will be awarded to the following categories:

    • Still rosé wine Revelation
    • Sparkling rosé wine Revelation
    • Medium-dry rosé wine Revelation
    • Sweet rosé wine Revelation
    • Organic rosé wine Revelation

The competition’s results will be revealed on Thursday 11 March 2021.

The deadline for registration is 18 February 2021.

Abruzzo – between land and sea

Abruzzo’s myriad defining features, from its unspoilt countryside to its protected areas, villages steeped in history, archaeological sites and excellent food and wine venues, are what make it so unique.

A journey to Abruzzo begins with its coastline where the beaches range from fully equipped to totally secluded. Hidden between the golden sand and unspoilt pebble-lined creeks are ancient pine forests and breath-taking scenery. The coast is also home to distinctive overwater cottages, that used to house fishermen and have almost all been converted into restaurants where you can savour traditional local seafood dishes.

Looking inland, Abruzzo unfurls landscapes of gentle rolling hills. There are also some of Italy’s most authentic sites here – churches and mediaeval abbeys, isolated hermitages ensconced between the rocks amidst the lofty peaks of the Apennines, picture-postcard castles, historic buildings and beautiful lunar-like karstic vistas.

The region has a distinctive natural ecosystem and biodiversity, protected by three national parks, a regional park and over thirty nature reserves and natural oases. This extraordinarily well-preserved environment has earned Abruzzo the title of ‘green heart of Europe’. Approximately one third of its land area is demarcated and protected and can be gradually discovered along one of its thousand trails or through the windows of an historic train which cuts unobtrusively through the countryside.

‘Green heart of Europe’

The region also offers some genuine culinary discoveries. Its excellent food can be found in its four provinces and includes seafood specialities and farm produce stemming from its ancient tradition of transhumance, which in 2019 was recognised by Unesco as intangible cultural heritage.

Lose yourself in the endless expanses of olive trees and vineyards producing the finest oils and wines, or amidst the colourful fields of flowers yielding the priceless Aquila saffron, the aptly-named ‘red gold’ of Abruzzo. The extensive choice of local cheeses and unique charcuterie, from Pecorino di Farindola to Ventricina del Vastese, also deserves a mention, as do confectionary specialities such as Sulmona sugared almonds. This variety of aromas and flavours captures the infinite nuances of a region with which it is easy to fall in love and where nature sends you on an emotional rollercoaster.

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