Press articles

February 2019

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

2019-04-09T10:16:24+02:00February 25th, 2019|Press articles, 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 [...]

November 2018

Open for entries!

2019-02-25T14:13:35+02:00November 22nd, 2018|Press articles, Press release|

The 2019 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon will take place on 9 and 10 March. Its organisers have chosen Italy, or more precisely Friuli Venezia Giulia, to host the tenth competition, marking its triumphant return to the region. Find out more about the Friuli Venezia Giulia wine region Sauvignon’s exceptional aromatic [...]

August 2018

Sense and sensibility: An old Cape Town farm in a new era

2018-09-19T10:56:08+02:00August 29th, 2018|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Around 10% of global Sauvignon plantings are located in South Africa. Christian Eedes pays a visit to prominent Durbanville estate Diemersdal to discuss its take on the varietal with winemaker Thys Louw. Durbanville is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, about half an hour’s drive northwest of the Cape Town central [...]

June 2018

New Zealand – Could Sauvignon blanc lead the way for global development of the low-alcohol wine category?

2018-09-19T10:56:14+02:00June 25th, 2018|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

In 2014, the New Zealand wine industry vowed to become number one in the world for premium Lighter wines. With 60% of its vineyard acreage planted to Sauvignon blanc and nearly 20% of the world’s total Sauvignon blanc plantings located in the country, New Zealand’s programme could potentially be a game-changer for the entire category. [...]

May 2018

Fransola or Sauvignon in the unlikely setting of the Penedès region

2018-09-19T10:56:27+02:00May 22nd, 2018|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

A trailblazer in more ways than one, Torres family took to the hills to produce Sauvignon blanc in its Fransola vineyards. Journalist and wine judge Frédéric Galtier looks at how they overcame many hurdles to preserve the intrinsic character of Sauvignon. Mediterranean Sauvignons have often attracted negative press. It is thought that the climate and [...]

February 2018

No impact for global production shortfall on CMS entries

2018-09-19T10:56:53+02:00February 21st, 2018|Press articles, 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 [...]

December 2017


2018-09-19T10:57:01+02:00December 11th, 2017|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Countries situated in the Carpathian basin and stretching further across the Carpathians prove that appropriate vineyard site selection and microclimate can produce remarkable Sauvignon Blanc wines. Serbian journalist Tomislav Ivanovic, a guest contributor to the Steering Committee, describes the significance of Sauvignon blanc in Moldova, Rumania, Hungary and Slovakia. Tradition and history show that this [...]

November 2017

Sauvignon Blanc like we’ve never seen before…

2018-09-19T10:57:22+02:00November 9th, 2017|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

© Paul J. White Ever wondered what Sauvignon Blanc might have tasted like 6,000 years ago? Or how about Sauvignon Blanc behaving more like red wine? Dr Paul White explores Sauvignon’s newest frontiers.   Although Sauvignon didn’t exist thousands of years ago, terracotta pots like those that fermented and aged ancient wine have continued in use [...]

October 2017

Loire researchers arm Sauvignon wine growers for the future

2017-10-18T13:42:20+02:00October 17th, 2017|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Grapevine trunk diseases and declining genetic diversity are two major concerns for the global wine industry. Loire technical outreach centre Sicavac in Sancerre has been striving to combat both in a joint research programme focusing on Sauvignon blanc. Sharon Nagel takes a closer look at the project. At the turn of the 21st century, [...]

July 2017