The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 attracted over 860 entries with judging held in Bordeaux, France. Results were announced yesterday with the following South African wines winning gold medals: Diemersdal MM Louw 2016 Steenberg 2016 To see the full list of winners, click here.
The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2016 attracted over 900 entries with judging held in the small town of Tordesillas located in the Spanish DO Rueda. Results were announced earlier today with the following South African wines winning gold medals: David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Delaire Graff Estate Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Zevenwacht […]
The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015 attracted over 800 entries with judging held in the small town of Buttrio located in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Results were announced last night with the following South African wines winning gold medals: Delaire Graff Estate Coastal Cuvee 2014 Diemersdal 8 Rows 2014 Maastricht 2014 Steenberg […]
I was recently appointed to the steering committee of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon and come the end of May, I’ll be judging at the sixth annual running of the competition in Friuli , Italy. The variety is more on my mind than usual and last night we opened a bottle of the 1000 Miles […]
Last night Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012 up against Lomond Sauvignon Blanc 2012, the former winner of the Constantia Trophy, the South African Sauvignon Blanc Trophy and the South African White Trophy at this year’s International Wine Challenge and the latter awarded a gold medal at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon. The Groot Constantia (R106 […]
Judging for this year’s Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place at the end of April so surprising, to say the least, that any wine from vintage 2013 should feature. This is, after all, a variety that is supposedly more prone to bottle shock than most. Durbanville property Diemersdal, however, won gold for its standard-label 2013 […]
Prior to Concours Mondial du Sauvignon held in Blois last week, secretary of the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group Pieter de Waal and I spent 48 hours in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. We visited with a number of leading producers including Benjamin Dagueneau of Domaine Didier Dagueneau, Jean-Dominique Vacheron of Domaine Vacheron, Jean-Christophe Bourgeois of Domaine Bourgeois, […]
Did you know that South Africa has the fourth largest plantings of Sauvignon Blanc in the world? Our 9 645ha at the end of 2011 amounts to 10% of global plantings behind France (30%), New Zealand (17%) and Chile (13%). In France, it’s the third biggest white variety behind Ugni and Chardonnay. It seems the […]