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May 2019

Underdog ‘Cool Climate’ Sauvignons from Portugal’s Atlantic Coast

2019-05-21T11:59:27+02:00May 21st, 2019|Sauvignon Committee|

When you think ‘cool climate’ Sauvignon, Portugal certainly does not automatically spring to mind. But as Dr Paul White found out, unique weather patterns and adventurous wine growers are combining to produce some offbeat Sauvignons in the most unlikely locations. Sauvignon Blanc is the sort of grape that becomes increasingly unhappy the closer it grows to [...]

April 2019

Sauvignon consolidates the region’s reputation as a prime source for stellar white wines

2019-04-24T17:06:56+02:00April 24th, 2019|Sauvignon Committee|

Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Sauvignon consolidates the region’s reputation as a prime source for stellar white wines By Sharon Nagel The snow-capped mountains forming a backdrop to the city of Udine, in the heart of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region of north-eastern Italy, offer a clue to the area’s propensity for producing top quality white wines. This year’s Concours [...]

March 2019

Award Ceremony 2019

2019-04-09T10:16:02+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

2019-04-09T11:31:30+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

2019-04-09T10:16:17+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

2019-04-09T10:16:24+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 [...]

January 2019

From Sancerre to Marlborough

2019-01-16T09:29:55+02:00January 15th, 2019|Sauvignon Committee|

How Sauvignon blanc took the Bourgeois family to the other side of the world An inquisitive mind is probably one of the main requisites for growing wine. But not all winegrowers use it to put their skills to the test around the other side of the world. Despite a long-standing reputation synonymous with Sancerre, the [...]

December 2018

Henry Marionnet and his ungrafted Sauvignon

2018-12-13T10:47:46+02:00December 12th, 2018|Sauvignon Committee|

Almost all vines are now grafted onto rootstock to prevent the return of the deadly phylloxera louse. In the Loire Valley, Henry Marionnet has chosen to try to do without this usually necessary precaution in part of his vineyard. David Cobbold reports on the results of his experiments. The Touraine region of the Loire valley, apparently [...]

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 [...]

October 2018

Which types of Sauvignon are most popular with French and Belgian wine lovers?

2018-10-30T09:26:44+02:00October 29th, 2018|Sauvignon Committee|

Compare and contrast Sauvignon blanc enjoys global popularity, but how does its success vary from one country to another? With one store in Le Touquet Paris Plage in France and another in Tournai in Belgium, Pascale Guillier is ideally placed to assess the different ways in which each culture approaches the varietal. First of all, [...]