The Drinks Business Sauvignon Blanc Masters results shows its value and diversity
The Drinks Business Sauvignon Blanc Master results showed New Zealand was dominant in the awards, but other countries competed well in a range of categories including golds and master awards for the UK, USA Germany.
In the under £10 category, of the five silvers, New Zealand achieved three and Chile two.
In the £10-£15 category the three golds went to Yealands The Crossing Sauvignon Blanc, te Pã's Pã Road SB (both New Zealand) and the UK’s Woodchester Valley from Gloucestershire. Silver medals were dominated by New Zealand, collecting 9 of the 12 silvers, with 2 to Australia and 1 to South Africa.
In the £15-£20 there were no gold medal wines, with New Zealand picking up the only 2 silvers.
Above £20 the two golds went to St Michael-Eppan Winery in Italy’s Alto Adige for their Sanct Valentin and Trinchero Family Estates Trinchero Mary’s Vineyard. The Trinchero Family Estate in Napa valley also achieved a Master (the DB top score) for their Ziata Sauvignon Blanc.
The only other Master went to German producer Weingut von Winning for their oak matured Pfalz 500 Sauvignon Blanc. Other gold medal oak-matured wines were Marisco Vineyards The Craft Pride & Glory from Marlborough and Jayson by Pahlmeyer for their Napa Sauvignon Blanc.