Loire Valley Stands Out at 4th Annual Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

Loire Valley Stands Out at 4thAnnual Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

Join Masterclass at VinExpo to Taste Award Winners

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- InterLoire and the BIVC are proud to report that 105 Loire Valley wines received awards at the 4th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, taking place at Chateau du Blois April 25-27, 2013. The Concours is a competition which seeks to promote excellence in Sauvignon varietal wines and boost production and sales. Wines are judged by an international team of sommeliers, journalists, winemakers and other experts. Loire Valley wines, including Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Touraine are internationally recognized as benchmarks for Sauvignon Blanc. (Learn more about Loire Valley Sauvignon wines at www.loirevalleywine.com )

Loire Valley Sauvignon wines showed exceptionally well during the competition and were awarded accordingly. They received two of the four special trophy awards as well as 35 gold and 68 silver medals. These wines will be available for tasting as part of a Masterclass during VinExpo in Bordeaux. Lead by Jamie Goode, who also served on the judging panel during the competition, the class will showcase a selection of the award winning wines on Tuesday June 18th from 12:30-1:15pm in Tasting Lab 3. All of the award winning Loire wines will be available for tasting in the free-pour area. An additional class will be held in London later in the year. For further information on the class, please contact Ysaline Godet - 0207 312 3652, ysaline.godet@sopexa.com. You can also visit: www.loirevalleywine.com & www.cmsauvignon.com.

There are 11 AOP producing 100% Sauvignon Blanc wines in the Loire Valley. All showed well at the competition with Pouilly Fumé, Quincy, Sancerre, Touraine and Cheverny receiving medals. Touraine in particular really impressed the judges, earning 42% of all gold and silver medals received by Loire wines.

Jamie Goode commented: "I was really impressed by the performance of the Loire wines in the competition. The Loire sets the benchmark for Sauvignon - particularly so now that quality has improved across the board in recent years. And it's not just the more famous regions that are excelling - Touraine Sauvignon is really impressive at the moment. "

To see all results, visit: http://registration.cmsauvignon.com/index.php?page=cms_results

About Loire Valley Wine Bureau

The Loire Valley Wine Bureau is the marketing representative of Interloire and the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre (BIVC) in the United States. The Bureau is managed by Benson Marketing Group LLC, a wine marketing agency with offices in New York, Napa Valley and Paris. Together, Interloire and BIVC represent all of the appellations of the entire Loire Valley. Loire Valley wines, from the geographical heart of France, are diverse and distinctive, with leaders in every category: white, red, sparkling and sweet.

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