Alliances du Monde®
International Wine & Barrel Competition

Alliances du Monde® will take place  in the Cistercian Abbey of Noirlac, one of the most beautiful monastic ensembles of France, located at the crossroads of the provinces (before 1790) Berry, Bourbonnais, Nivernais and Orleans in the Cher department, region Centre.

The Noirlac abbey In the heart of the most beautiful European oak forests, at the edge of the Tronçais forest.

Organized by Forum Œnologie

For 20 years, Forum Œnologie organizes international competitions that gradually stood in the world through quality standards that go well beyond the norm.

Unique by their international scope and their demanding method, they have the singularity to allow qualitative confrontation between wines from a same grape variety (Chardonnay, Syrah, Muscats) or a same wine family made from similar winemaking methods, such as sparkling wines. The medals awarded by Chardonnay du Monde® , Syrah du Monde® , Muscats du Monde® and Effervescents du Monde® are recognized and reliable selection criteria.

The world’s finest oak-aged wines
Brought together in competition

Wineries from all over the world presented their best premium oak-aged wines for the first time, in October 2013. The tasting notes and scores from the international panel of expert judges leave no doubt: these wines, tasted blind, indisputably belong to the family of great wines.

The oak ageing of wines is both a state of mind and an incomparable art: it is the signature of men and women with a remarkable talent. The slow, rigorous care with which the wines are tended in order to obtain perfect harmony requires rare skills: precise knowledge, an understanding of balance, and an instinct for beauty.

Alliances du Monde® is clearly positioned as a unique competition, befitting the finest virtuosos of oak ageing and their exceptional wines. The 2013 winners confirm this: on average, during international competitions, 25% of medal-winning wines receive a “Gold Medal”. At the Alliances du Monde® competition, even though the same scoring criteria were used, more than 50% of the medals were gold.

The best wine/oak harmony

The ambition of Alliances du Monde® international competetion is therefore to highlight the quality of wines, which benefit from the best wine/oak expression by attributing, each year, medals that are reliable and thus representative.

From now on, buyers and consumers worldwide will be able to officially identify the wines with the best wine/oak harmony, thanks to the medals from the Alliances du Monde® International Wine & Barrel Competition.

The Circle Science & Culture Alliances du Monde support the research and the culture for the best Wine/Oak Wood harmonies. His program, during Alliances du Monde®, allows the experts-judges and professionals who request it, to deepen the work of identification of the wine/oak expressions.

Like the Alliances du Monde® team, you care about mastering the know-how needed to improve the best of your wines thanks to oak ageing. If that is the case, please contact us for information about the competition. infos@alliances-du-monde.com

The Circle Science & Culture Alliances du Monde

The Circle Science & Culture Alliances du Monde support the research and the culture for the best Wine/Oak Wood harmonies. His program, during Alliances du Monde®, allows the experts-judges and professionals who request it, to deepen the work of identification of the wine/oak expressions.

The Circle Science & Culture

A unique tasting place : the Cistercian Noirlac Abbey

The Cistercian Noirlac Abbey is one of the finest monastic of France at the crossroads of the provinces (before 1790): Berry, Bourbonnais, Nivernais and Orléanais, in the Cher Department, Center Region.

On the edge of the famed Tronçais forest, the Noirlac Abbey is located in the midst of the most beautiful oak trees in Europe.

Timeless place, the Noirlac Abbey, with is bare-styled and serene architecture, invites to a privileged state of concentration to evaluate wines slowly made in the quiet of the finest cellars of the world. Imbued with the spirit of the place, the college of international experts-judges, worked under ideal conditions of tasting. A true immersion in the sources of oak wood to assess «the spirit» of the oak ageing of the wines among the best in the world..

Abbaye de Noirlac

  • Alliances du Monde®

    Is an oganisation of the association Forum Œnologie

  • Forum Œnologie also organizes
  • http://www.chardonnay-du-monde.com

    Chardonnay du monde®

    International Competition between the best Chardonnay in the World
  • http://www.effervescents-du-monde.com

    Effervescents du monde®

    International Sparkling wines Competition: Effervescents du Monde®
  • http://www.muscats-du-monde.com

    Muscats du monde®

    International Competition between the best Muscats in the World
  • http://www.syrah-du-monde.com

    Syrah du Monde®

    International Competition between the best Syrah in the World
  • http://www.oenovideo.oeno.tm.fr

    Oenovideo®

    The international Wine and Vine films Festival: OENOVIDEO®