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Concours des Ligers

Since 1995, the Ligers competition for the Loire Valley wines, has been jointly organized by the Union of Loire Valley Oenologues and Destination Angers, organiser of the Loire Valley Wine Trade Fair.

It has been rewarding the best wines of the Loire Valley for the past 25 years.

The competition takes place on the eve of the opening of the Loire Valley Wine exhibition (Salon des Vins de Loire). In 2021, on Saturday 30th of february.

The competition is open to all Loire  Valley  wines,  produced  or  marketed  by  vintners,  cooperative  wineries and wine merchants whether or not they are represented in the exhibition. 

A  real  showcase  for  the  wines  of  the  Loire  Valley,  the  competition  for  the Ligers  Trophy  brings  together  more  than  2500  wines  representing  the  great diversity  of  appellations  and  "terroirs"  all  along  the  Loire,  from  Clermont Ferrand to Nantes.

The  awards (Gold,  Silver  and  Bronze  Ligers)  are  decided  by  a  team of eminent  judges, including  wine  professionals  and  enlightened  amateurs, presided by an Oenologue, according to a rigorous tasting methodology.

Each  award-winning  wine  benefits  from  a  detailed  commentary  and  earns the  right  to  include a  Ligers  medal  on  its  label,  thereby  earning  a  valuable distinction in the supermarket aisles and with the wine retailers.

Each year, over 4 million award-winning bottles bearing the "Ligers" stamp can be found on the shelves of supermarkets and retailers. Buyer demand continues; the awards are both a reassuring benchmark for the consumer and a real tool for sale.



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The "Palais des Ligers", situated this year at the entrance of the Loire Valley Wine exhibition allows visitors to discover and taste the newly awarded "Gold Liger" wines.

The  quality  of  the  award  winners  is  ensured  by  random  controls  which  take place  after  the  competition  in  order  to  guarantee  analytical  and organoleptic  conformity  between  the  wines  presented  at  the  competition and the commercial bottled and stored wines.

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