December 2017


2019-10-01T10:54:10+02:00December 11th, 2017|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 [...]

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2019-10-01T10:54:37+02:00December 5th, 2017|Press release|

The 2018 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon will take place in Graz, on March 2 & 3. For its ninth edition, its organisers chose Styria (Austria), thus adding another Sauvignon region to its international list of venues including Bordeaux, Friuli and Rueda. “Concours Mondial du Sauvignon is certainly among the most influential white wine competitions [...]

November 2017

Sauvignon Blanc like we’ve never seen before…

2019-10-01T10:54:54+02:00November 9th, 2017|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

2019-10-01T10:55:11+02:00October 17th, 2017|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, [...]

September 2017

Beyond “crisp and clean” – the emergence of wooded Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa

2019-10-01T10:55:26+02:00September 5th, 2017|Sauvignon Committee|

Sauvignon Blanc has become the go-to grape for myriad consumers worldwide. Christian Eedes, editor of, looks at how South African wine producers are revisiting the varietal to add complexity and interest. Though Sauvignon Blanc occurred in South Africa as far back as the late 19th century, it was only from the late 1970s/early 1980s [...]

July 2017

Sauvignon Blanc spanning the Alps and the Black Sea

2019-10-01T10:55:37+02:00July 18th, 2017|Sauvignon Committee|

The area of the Balkans discovered the beauty and versatility of Sauvignon Blanc relatively late, but its popularity is now soaring. Serbian journalist Tomislav Ivanovic, a guest contributor to the steering committee, shares some insight into the significance of Sauvignon blanc in four of the Balkan countries. Sauvignon Blanc vineyards began expanding in the Balkans [...]

June 2017

The advantages of maturing Sauvignon in wood

2019-10-01T10:59:29+02:00June 12th, 2017|Sauvignon Committee|

Aroma is a very significant quality factor for food but for wine, it is probably the character that has the greatest influence on quality. Professor Roberto Zironi explains how wood maturation can be used to preserve aromas in Sauvignon. Many chemical compounds are responsible for aroma in wine. During winemaking and ageing, a number of [...]

May 2017

Sancerre-Central Loire: The emergence of Sauvignon blanc in historical records

2019-10-01T10:59:39+02:00May 23rd, 2017|Sauvignon Committee|

In the 1st century, Pliny the Elder mentioned the existence of vineyards along the banks of the Loire. The discovery, near Sancerre, of wine growing tools – namely billhooks – dating from that period proves that vines were grown there. Grape pips fermented in the 2nd century were found in Cosne-sur-Loire and by the 5th [...]

March 2017

Revelation Awards Ceremony 2017

2019-10-01T11:00:32+02:00March 22nd, 2017|Press release|

The awards ceremony of the 2017 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place yesterday during the ProWein fair in Düsseldorf. The winners of the seven Revelation awards received their trophies personally from the director of the competition, Thomas Costenoble.  During the corresponding wine tasting, the producers also had the opportunity to present their wines to the [...]

Bordeaux showcased at 2017 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

2019-10-01T11:00:40+02:00March 21st, 2017|Press release, Sauvignon Committee|

Over 860 wines 87 gold medals 65 judges from 17 countries including China, South Africa and Japan Host region 2018: Styria, Austria March 21, 2017 (Brussels, Belgium): The 8th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted by its home city, Bordeaux, on March 3 and 4, 2017. A total 861 wines from 22 countries were judged [...]