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November 2016

New York “Sauvignon is a big deal grape and very much the centre of interest”

2016-11-28T11:40:34+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Just as Paris is not France and London is not the UK, New York is a microcosm unto itself. Nevertheless, trends often start in major cities before filtering through to the rest of the country. We asked Tom Geniesse of the Bottle Rocket wine store in New York to describe current perceptions of Sauvignon blanc [...]

December 2014

Sauvignon blanc: Moving upwards and outwards to appeal to a wider audience

2016-10-24T15:11:07+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Sauvignon blanc is as elusive as it is ubiquitous when it comes to pinning down the reasons for its indisputable commercial success and popularity with consumers. Marketing experts and industry commentators the world over are at a loss to explain how the French-born varietal soared to international stardom. What they do agree on, however, is [...]

September 2016

The Contest as seen by the Revelation Award Winners

2016-11-28T15:27:33+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Sauvignon Committee|

Domaine de l’Herré - The competition is part of a business strategy focusing on the estate’s flagship wine Founded in 1974, Domaine de l’Herré currently covers over 130 hectares in Gers, South-West France. Although the estate boasts a comprehensive varietal range, Sauvignon blanc takes pride of place, a strategy that undoubtedly paid off at [...]

April 2016

The many faces of the Chilian Sauvignon

2016-10-24T15:11:11+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Sauvignon Committee|

Jusqu’à la fin des années 80, les vins blancs chiliens étaient loin derrière les rouges. Généralement élaborés dans un style oxydatif et concentré à partir du cépage sémillon, ils étaient presque toujours de pauvres versions des ‘finos’ ou ‘manzanillas’ de Xérès. Les choses ont cependant beaucoup changé ces dernières années et ce sont peut-être les [...]

January 2014

Why Sauvignon blanc is popular with both viticulturalists and consumers

2016-10-24T15:10:58+00:00 January 4th, 2014|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Its versatility and adaptability, its discovered parentage of the king of red varieties Cabernet-Sauvignon in the late 1990s and, undeniably, its amazing success story in New Zealand have combined to underpin Sauvignon blanc’s worldwide popularity. Detractors may point to its weaknesses – its excessive leafiness when cropped too heavily for instance, or the consumer boredom [...]