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September 2020

The Portuguese town of Torres Vedras will host the 2021 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

2020-09-28T11:03:38+01:00September 28th, 2020|Press release|

Communiqué de presse The 12th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon will be held from March 12 to 13, 2021 in Torres Vedras - a town around 50 kilometres north of Lisbon and part of the Lisbon wine region. In 2018 Torres Vedras was voted European Wine City. The hilly vineyards of Torres Vedras cover an area [...]

June 2020

Is Slovenian Sauvignon Blanc the next big thing?

2020-06-17T09:09:01+01:00June 16th, 2020|Sauvignon Committee|

Sandwiched between Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia, Slovenia has been largely overlooked in the wine world to date. And yet, in terms of interesting Sauvignon Blanc terroir, it’s hard to think of any other country that offers such a wide spectrum of Sauvignon styles -- from briskly Alpine to sunny Mediterranean -- within such a [...]

May 2020

Winter fermented Sauvignon Blanc – Innovation giving South African wineries an edge

2020-05-20T12:38:21+01:00May 20th, 2020|Sauvignon Committee|

Winter fermented Sauvignon Blanc – Innovation giving South African wineries an edge Fresh aromatics are among the most sought-after qualities in wine. In South Africa, some wineries have taken the quest for freshness literally, by freezing the juice. Consultant oenologist and researcher Dr. Carien Coetzee explains how successful they have been. In 2017, Diemersdal Wine [...]

March 2020

The results are out for the 2020 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 

2020-04-02T18:41:50+01:00March 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+01:00March 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 [...]

January 2020

Sauvignon Blanc, the king of grape varieties in Touraine

2020-01-22T10:35:04+01:00January 22nd, 2020|Press release|

AOC Touraine boasts a wide array of grape varieties but the varietal range is dominated by Sauvignon (43%). White Touraine is now extremely popular amongst Sauvignon enthusiasts due to quality winemaking techniques that have constantly improved over the years. White Touraine is single varietal Sauvignon Blanc. The wines often display a pale gold hue [...]

The origins of Sauvignon Blanc, an interview with José Vouillamoz

2020-01-17T11:23:48+01:00January 17th, 2020|Sauvignon Committee|

The remarkable book by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz entitled ‘Wine Grapes’ was published by Allen Lane in 2012. David Cobbold was quick to purchase a copy, which has since become his reference book on the vast subject of vine varieties. He spoke with José Vouillamoz about the origins of Sauvignon Blanc. The [...]

Touraine, the world capital of Sauvignon in 2020

2020-01-08T10:12:43+01:00January 8th, 2020|Press release|

AOC Touraine, established in 1939, is one of the largest appellations in the Loire Valley. Stretching between Chambord and Azay-le-Rideau, via Chenonceaux and Chaumont-sur-Loire, the vineyards of AOC Touraine gradually unfurl along the tranquil banks of the Loire and its tributaries. The region will provide the stage for the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon from [...]

November 2019

Sauvignon blanc: Sweetness is an invincible force

2020-02-25T14:06:26+01:00November 26th, 2019|Sauvignon Committee|

Everyone is familiar with and enjoys Sauvignon for its incisive edge, its razor-sharp tension, but the varietal also has the ability to voice its qualities in the noble rot wine category. Encapsulating sense of place and illustrating technical prowess both in the vineyard and the winery, sweet Sauvignon blanc expresses the inherent characters of this [...]

October 2019

New Zealand: A light future for Sauvignon

2019-10-22T09:49:54+01:00October 22nd, 2019|Sauvignon Committee|

Last summer, spurred by a surge in sales of low/no-alcohol drinks, British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s opened a pop-up pub in central London selling only alcohol-free or low alcohol drinks. The initiative once again illustrates the extent to which the category has gone mainstream. And it’s one that New Zealand’s wine industry will be toasting. Sharon [...]