Guilty Pleasure Blog Salon Sauvignon Ptuj 2023
What: 9th Salon Sauvignon Ptuj 2023
Text & Photo: Staša Bizjak
Where: Dominican Monastery, Ptuj, Slovenia
When: 22 April 2023
What was going on: Salon Sauvignon is an art and wine festival that associates wine producers, caterers, wine lovers, art lovers and culinary lovers. // Salon Sauvignon has a week before the event Festival Evaluation with an international Wine Jury. There were evaluated 94 samples //
Who from the winemakers at the festival: 71 of them, mostly from Slovenia, then from Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia and California.
My TOP 6
(PS - this time it was so difficult to point out the best sauvignons; there were so good ones // like a rainbow)
Sauvignon 2022, dry, HLADE, SLOVENIA
Sauvignon Lozice 2022, dry, ŠUKLJE, SLOVENIA
Sauvignon 2022, dry, KRAMPAČ, SLOVENIA
Sauvignon 2021, dry, METLIKA, SLOVENIA
Sauvignon blanc Illyr 2021, dry, MUSTER GAMLITZ, AUSTRIA
Cabernet Sauvignon Vagabundo 2020, dry, THREE CLOUDS & THE SKY, SERBIA
Master Class 2023
At this years Master Class there were top 10 sauvignons from Festival evaluation. Who? Vina Krampač - Sauvignon 2022; Vina Bračko - Sauvignon 2022; Tilia Estate Winery - Sauvignon 2022; Vino Hlade - Sauvignon 2022; Meranovo - Sauvignon 2021, off dry; Muster Gamlitz - Sauvignon Grubthal 2019; Vinska klet Metlika - Sauvignon 2021; Klet Brda - Sauvignon 2019; Ptujska klet - Sauvignon 1990, sweet, archive; Dveri-Pax - Sauvignon “V” 2011.
The foreign holders of this year's Master Class Salon Sauvignon Ptuj 2023 were Darrel JOSEPH // Decanter and dr. Paul J. WHITE, Concours Mondial du Sauvignon and Concours Mondial du Bruxelles, world-renowned wine columnist and international wine judge. They were joined by dr. Klemen LISJAK, international connoisseur and researcher of the sauvignon variety from the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, and Dušan BREJC, wine publicist.