Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Concours Mondial – Sauvignon 2013: 26th and 27th April
Will be headed off early tomorrow morning to Blois for the 2013 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon. This is the fourth edition and the first time that it has been held in the Loire. Until now Bordeaux has monopolised the competition.
For some reason best known to the organisers I have been asked to chair the Thursday evening session on 'technique de la Touraine à Sancerre, Les particularités des vins issus du Sauvignon Blanc en centre Val de Loire'. I will also be expected to provide some elements of translation – I trust that the speakers will not be too technical!
To introduce the forthcoming Concours there is an article by Catherine Simon in today's La Nouvelle République here.
Sauvignon Blanc for Domaine Vacheron's 2012 Sancerre
Vincent Grall (Sancerre) tasting 2012 Sancerre juice
Claire Roussel picking Sauvignon Blanc de Touraine
for Noëlla Morantin in 2011