March 3 & 4, 2017 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Bordeaux, France
March 21, 2017 Results announcement online
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon
Sauvignon’s outstanding aromatic qualities make it one of the most popular varietals across the globe. Consumer recognition prompted the inception of a Concours Mondial or global competition, open to all producer wine regions in both hemispheres.
The competition is designed to:
promote good quality Sauvignon varietal wines,
boost production and sensible drinking of Sauvignon wines
introducing the public to this multi-faceted, versatile grape variety
The Sauvignon grape variety boasts recognition and popularity on the international scene, both at trade and consumer level.
The popularity of Sauvignon blanc prompted us to create a steering committee to promote dialogue
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Producers registered for Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 can deliver their samples directly to our stand at the following fairs: Salon des Vins de Loire STAND VINOPRES –Grand [...]
Sauvignon blanc is a French grape variety that is probably a descendant of Sauvignon. It later paired naturally with Cabernet Franc to produce Cabernet-Sauvignon. Its name is a combination of the words ‘wild’ and ‘white’, the former term referring to its strong vine vigour.
In 2010, Sauvignon blanc ranked 8th amongst the 10 most widely planted grape varieties worldwide with around 110,000 hectares. One third of its acreage is still in France and 50% in Europe. Over 30 countries grow Sauvignon, primarily New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, the United States, Australia, Bulgaria and Spain.
Freshness, aromatic intensity and acidity. Aromas in young wines: boxwood, blackcurrant bud, broom, cat’s wee, lemon, grapefruit and passion fruit.
Its varying taste profile makes it very versatile in terms of food pairings and drinking occasions. Vibrant acidity and a refined, clear-cut texture are key themes on the palate.
Sauvignon is a relatively lowyielding, medium-ripening grape that flourishes in cool climates but has an acidity that appeals to warm climate producer regions. It reflects vintage variation, sense of place and climatic conditions. Its vigour requires strict vineyard management.
Sauvignon thrives in many different climates and on a variety of soil types. It is suitable for producing dry and sweet wines, single varietals and blends.
Average cellaring capacity is 5 years, extending to 20 years or more for sweet, noble rot versions. Barrel ageing can extend the wines’ longevity.