Guilty Pleasure Blog Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2019

Passion for Sauvignon Blanc grape variety @ Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

The 10th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted by the city of Udine in Italy,on March 8 and 9, 2019. A total 1,010 wines from 26 countries were judged blind by a panel of 73 international experts from 18 countries. 2020 Host region will beTouraine, France.

The 122 Gold and 180 Silver medals were awarded to Sauvignons from France, Austria, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Chile, Bulgaria, Germany, the United States, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece and Argentina.

A bit mores statistics

France still tops the medal chart with 157 medals (24% more than in 2018). With 45 medals, Austria secured second place. Italy ranked third with a remarkable 66% increase in medals on last year. Two thirds of Italian medals were awarded to Sauvignons from the host region Friuli Venezia Giulia. With 31 % more medals than the previous year, New Zealand rose up to fourth place followed by South Africa.

The 6 Revelation trophies went to:

  • 2019 Dubourdieu Wine Trophy: Domaine Delobel, 2017 Cuvée Exponentielle, Touraine, France

  • 2019 Revelation Unoaked Sauvignon:Weingut Dreisiebner Stammhaus, 2017 Sauvignon blanc Hochsulz, South Styria, Austria

  • 2019 Revelation Oaked Sauvignon St. Supery Estate Vineyard & Winery, 2017 Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, USA

  • 2019 Revelation Blend: Château Magence, 2015 Château Magence, Graves, France

  • 2019 Revelation Organic Sauvignon: Domaine des Emois, 2018 Domaine des Emois, Sancerre, France 2019 Revelation Sauvignon from Italy: Pitars Winery, 2018 Sauvignon Braida Santa Cecilia, Friuli DOC, Italy.

To see the full list of winners, visit:


Blog Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2019 (From 8 to 10 March) - Udine, Italy

by stasa bizjak (text & foto)