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March 2020

The results are out for the 2020 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 

2020-04-02T18:41:50+02:00March 16th, 2020|Press release|

March 16, 2020 (Brussels, Belgium) 1,110 wines from 24 countries competed AOC Touraine won44 medals France, New Zealand and South Africa reached new records The 11th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Touraine ended with 134 Gold and 197 Silver medals awarded to Sauvignons from 15 countries around the globe. “We are absolutely delighted to have shared some relaxed moments with wine professionals from around the world and been able to increase [...]

The hunt is on to find the world’s top Sauvignons

2020-03-05T11:36:20+02:00March 5th, 2020|Press release|

Blois (Touraine), March 5, 2020: The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon begins its 11th edition with 1,100 wines representing all major Sauvignon producing regions. This is an all-time high for entries in the competition, once again confirming its status as the largest and most significant Sauvignon event on the planet. 75 wine experts representing 20 nationalities [...]

March 2019

Award Ceremony 2019

2019-10-01T09:32:20+02:00March 20th, 2019|Press release|

On March 17, during a ceremony at ProWein in Dusseldorf, Concours Mondial du Sauvignon awarded the top-6 wines from the competition. The Revelation wines received the highest score in the relevant categories: Unoaked Sauvignon, Oaked Sauvignon, Blend, Organic Sauvignon and best Sauvignon from Italy. The Dubourdieu trophy was awarded to the wine with the purest [...]

Winners of the 2019 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon revealed

2019-10-01T09:32:58+02:00March 17th, 2019|Press release|

1,010 wines competing from 26 countries 122 gold medals 2020 Host region: Touraine, France March 17, 2019 (Brussels, Belgium): The 10th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted by the city of Udine in Italy, on March 8 and 9, 2019. A total 1,010 wines from 26 countries were judged blind by a panel of 73 international experts from 18 countries. The 122 Gold and 180 Silver medals were awarded to [...]

Udine fires the starting shot for the 10th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

2019-10-01T09:33:20+02:00March 8th, 2019|Press release|

With over 1,000 entries from 26 countries and 73 international judges, the 10th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon started today in Udine, in the heart of the Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) wine region. Pictures from the Opening Ceremony 2019 Since its beginning in 2010, the number of entries in the competition has nearly doubled, reaching 1,010 wines in 2019. “With [...]

February 2019

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon celebrates 10th edition with 1,010 entries

2019-10-01T09:33:52+02:00February 25th, 2019|Press release|

Number of competing wines has doubled over the past decade Entries from France are back on the rise Strongest ever participation by South Africa and New Zealand The 2019 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon has registered a new record number of entries. 1,010 Sauvignons from 26 producer countries will compete in Udine from March 8-10. The [...]

March 2018

Austria steals the show at this year’s Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

2019-10-01T10:15:20+02:00March 18th, 2018|Press release|

Over 950 wines from 26 countries 113 gold medals 70 judges from18 countries including South Africa, Japan and New Zealand 2019 Host region: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy March 18, 2018 (Brussels, Belgium): The 9th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted by the city of Graz in Austria, on March 2 and 3, 2018. A total 958 wines from 26 countries were judged blind by [...]

The Concours Mondail du Sauvignon goes digital

2019-10-01T10:15:37+02:00March 3rd, 2018|Press release|

At its ninth edition in Graz on March 2 and 3, the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon introduced a new digital evaluation system. The tasting sheets have been replaced by tablets, which allow the judges and especially the panel chairs to be more efficient and focus on the tasting instead of the paperwork. “The digital evaluation [...]

Sauvignon stronghold Styria (Austria) hosts 2018 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

2019-10-01T10:16:12+02:00March 2nd, 2018|Press release|

Over 950 wines take part, an 11.2% rise on 2017 Austria sees a 182% increase in entries this year and reaches record high 70 judges come from 18 countries including South Africa, Japan and New Zealand Pictures from the Opening Ceremony 2018 March 2, 2018 (Graz, Austria): The 2018 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon opens today [...]

February 2018

No impact for global production shortfall on CMS entries

2019-10-01T10:50:57+02:00February 21st, 2018|Sauvignon Committee|

Despite the spring frosts last year, which strongly impacted wine production in France, Spain and Italy, the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon once again witnessed an increase in entries this year. The slight decrease in Sauvignons from some French wine regions was counterbalanced by an increase in entries from New Zealand, Germany and of course the [...]