Chilean Wines awarded by the Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters is a competition created and run by The Drinks Business, and is an extension of its successful Global Masters series for major international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With Sauvignon Blanc entries from around the world, in total nearly 150 wines were judged blind by a group of Masters of Wine and senior buyers. 

Sauvignon Blanc is undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories for the wine industry in recent years. While Sancerre has long been a staple of fridges and wine lists around the world, the vivacious, aromatic expressions unleashed by the New World in particular have catapulted this grape variety to a whole new level of consumer awareness.

Global buyer & winemaker Robin Langton favors Chilean Sauvignon Blanc,  “New Zealand is still the category leader but Chile is better value for money,” he insisted. “Under $ 15 Chilean Sauvignon Blanc over-delivers quality to price.” For all this area of strength, that was not to suggest that the country should restrict its focus to the entry level. While Langton praised Leyda as offering “benchmark” expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, the competition also threw up a pleasant discovery for presenter and consultant Sam Caporn MW: “One real surprise was a 2006 Sauvignon from Chile that had passed the test of time really very well,” she reported.

Some of the awarded “value for money” Sauvignon Blanc bottles from Chile include:

Casa Silva Cool Coast, Colchagua Valley 2014

San Pedro Castillo de Molina Reserva, Elqui Valley 2013

Errazuriz Max Reserva, Aconcagua Valley  2014

You can find these awarded Sauvignon Blanc wines at Puro Wine New York City.

Source: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/11/sauvignon-blanc-global-masters-the-results/

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