Your guide to getting Sauvignon savvy
Want to know how to distinguish a Marlborough Sauvignon from its Chilean or South African alter egos? The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon has just released a Global Guide to Sauvignon. Featuring all the major Sauvignon producer countries around the world, with detailed information on wine styles and regions, it makes essential reading for all those dedicated, or would-be followers of Sauvignon across the globe.
Over the past decade, Sauvignon’s popularity has soared to unprecedented heights, fuelling a virtuous circle where wine enthusiasts have become increasingly inquisitive and adventurous in their choice of styles, and winemakers have been keen to oblige by constantly pushing the boundaries of experimentation and venturing into unchartered territory. The result is an ever-broadening range of profiles and provenances offering limitless scope for consumers to extend their repertoire. But how can you distinguish a Marlborough Sauvignon from its Chilean or South African counterparts? How do winegrowers and winemakers factor in site-specifics and local customs to produce bespoke renditions of the varietal? And are there common traits that bridge the gap from one side of the globe to the other? The organisers of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, the world’s leading competition entirely dedicated to the varietal, have brought together a team of specialist contributors to explore its countless facets worldwide in a Global Guide to Sauvignon. Each country comes with a list of award-winning Sauvignons, providing a curated selection of the finest offerings.