An unprecedentedly high number of awards for oaked Sauvignons

1,120 entries from 23 producer countries competed in the 2022 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon – the largest and most significant international competition entirely dedicated to the Sauvignon grape variety. In addition to the Gold and Silver medals, the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon awarded special trophies to entries achieving the highest scores in special categories such as Sauvignon BlendOaked SauvignonSweet Sauvignon and Best Sauvignon in the Competition.

An unprecedentedly high number of oaked wines were entered in the competition this year – 225, or a fifth of total entries. Most of the oaked Sauvignon wines came from Styria and Bordeaux. And they performed extremely well, with 35% of them receiving medals.

In 2022, the top five countries by number of medals are France, Austria, Italy, South Africa, and the Czech Republic.

Over twenty nationalities, including South Africa, Australia and Canada are represented on the tasting panel, thereby guaranteeing the outstanding diversity that sets the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon apart from other wine competitions.

Following the guidelines of the OIV and the International Oenologists’ Organisation, the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon grants accolades to a maximum of 29% of total entries.

To ensure consumers the highest level of satisfaction from the awarded wines, the organizers conduct subsequent checks on award-winning entries after the competition, by comparing a selection of those products with an anonymously bought sample from the same batch.

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