Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2015: The results

100% Sauvignon Blanc – Sparkling

Company Wine name Region Country Vintage Medal
Under £10
Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2015 Bronze

100% Sauvignon Blanc – Unoaked

Company Wine name Region Country Vintage Medal
Under £10
Pernod Ricard UK Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2014 Gold
Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2015 Silver
Viña Undurraga Aliwen Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Chile 2014 Silver
Viña Siegel Siegel Special Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Chile 2015 Silver
Viña Santa Carolina Santa Carolina Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Chile 2015 Silver
Pernod Ricard UK Brancott Estate Terroir Series Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2013 Silver
Domaine Tabordet Pouilly-Fumé Val de Loire France 2014 Silver
Lutzville Vineyards Southern Point Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape South Africa 2015 Silver
Riebeek Cellars Collection Sauvignon Blanc Swartland South Africa 2015 Silver
Viña Ralco Curis Valley Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Curico Valley Chile 2015 Silver
De Grendel Wines De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape South Africa 2015 Silver
Carmen Sauvignon Blanc Premier Reserva Casablanca Chile 2015 Silver
Casas Del Toqui Terroir Selection Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley Chile 2014 Silver
De Bortoli Wines Deen Vat 2 Sauvignon Blanc Riverina Australia 2015 Silver
Viña Maipo Vitral Sauvignon Blanc Central Chile 2015 Silver
Lidl UK Cimarosa New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Marlborough New Zealand 2014 Silver
Joseph Verdier Domaine de la Colline – Sauvignon Touraine Loire France 2014 Silver
Cono Sur Reserva Especial Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley Chile 2014 Silver
Marques de Caceres Excellens Sauvignon Blanc Rueda Spain 2014 Silver
 Coastal  Extra Special South African Sauvignon Blanc  Durbanville/Darlington  South Africa  2015  Bronze
 Viña Maipo  Reserva Sauvignon Blanc  Maule  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Doña Paula  Paula Sauvignon Blanc  Mendoza  Argentina  2015  Bronze
 La Compagnie Rhodanienne  Vin de France Voiturette  Languedoc-Roussillon  France  2014  Bronze
 Wingara Wine Group  Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc  Murray Darling  Australia  2015  Bronze
 Rietvallei Wine Estate  Rietvallei Wine Estate Sauvignon Blanc  Robertson  South Africa  2015  Bronze
 Carmen  Wave Series By Carmen Left Wave Sauvignon Blanc  Leyda Valley  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Lidl UK  Cimarosa South Africa Sauvignon Blanc  Western Cape  South Africa  2014  Bronze
 Namaqua Wines  Namaqua Sauvignon Blanc  Western Cape  South Africa  2015  Bronze
 Namaqua Wines  Cape West Sauvignon Blanc  Western Cape  South Africa  2015  Bronze
 Calmel and Joseph  Villa Blanche Sauvignon Blanc  Languedoc-Roussillon  France  2014  Bronze
 Viña Undurraga  Sibaris Sauvignon Blanc  Leyda  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Monte da Ravasqueira  Monte da Ravasqueira Sauvignon Blanc  Alentejo  Portugal  2014  Bronze
 Virgin Wines  Watchman’s Bay Nelson Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Bronze
 Zimmermann Graeff Muller  Invenio Chilean Sauvignon Blanc  Central Valley  Chile  2015  Bronze
 Viña Maipo  Mi Pueblo  Central Valley  Chile 2015  Bronze
 Vins & Vignobles Dourthe  Dourthe No 1  Bordeaux  France  2014  Bronze
 Riebeek Cellars  Partnership Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc  Swartland  South Africa 2015  Bronze
 Leo Hillinger  Leo Hillinger Sauvignon Blanc  Neusiedlersee  Austria 2014  Bronze
 Kaiken Wines  Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc  Uco Valley  Chile  2015  Bronze
 Helderberg Winery  Helderberg Wijnmakerij  Stellenbosch  South Africa 2014  Bronze
 Monte da Ravasqueira  Monte da Ravasqueira Sauvignon Blanc  Arraiolos  Portugal  2014  Bronze
 Maison Vialade  Family Selection Sauvignon  Languedoc-Roussillon  France  2014  Bronze
 Framingham Wines  Ribbonwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Gold
 Marisco Vineyards  The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Gold
 Craggy Range  Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, Te Muna Road  Martinborough  New Zealand  2015  Gold
 Coastal Vineyards  Sauvignon Blanc Paredones DO Colchagua Valley  Paredones  Chile  2014  Gold
 Santa Carolina  Specialties Sauvignon Blanc  San Antonio Valley  Chile  2015  Gold
 Accolade Wines  Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2013  Silver
 Cederberg Private Cellar  Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc  Cederberg  South Africa 2014  Silver
 Drylands Winery  Drylands Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Kono NZ LP  Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2015  Silver
 Aresti Chile Winery  Aresti Trisquel Sauvignon Blanc  Leyda  Chile  2014  Silver
 Cortes de Cima  Cortes de Cima Sauvignon Blanc  Alentejo  Portugal  2014  Silver
 Australian Vintage  Nepenthe Altitude Sauvignon Blanc  Adelaide Hills  Australia  2015  Silver
 Carmen  Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva  Central Valley  Chile  2014  Silver
 Framingham Wine Company  Framingham Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough  Marlborough  New Zealand  2015  Silver
 Hunters Wine  Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2015  Silver
 Sileni Estates  Sileni The Straits Marlborough SB  Marlborough  New Zealand  2015  Silver
 Cono Sur  20 Barrels Sauvignon Blanc  Casablanca Valley  Chile  2014  Silver
 Santa Carolina  Viña Casablanca Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc  Casablanca Valley  Chile  2015  Silver
 Virgin Wines  Whites Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Domaine Laporte  Le Bouquet Sauvignon Blanc  Loire Valley  France  2014  Bronze
 Matetic  EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc  Casablanca Valley  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Noble Hill Wines  Noble Hill Sauvignon Blanc  Simonsberg-Paarl  South Africa  2015  Bronze
 MontGras  Amaral Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Block No 7  Leyda  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Il Roncal  Il Roncal Sauvignon  Fruili Venzia Giulia  Italy 2014  Bronze
 Domaine Gerard Fiou  Sancerre Blanc ‘Domaine Gerard Fiou’  Sancerre  France  2014  Bronze
 Spy Valley Wines  Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2015  Bronze
 Accolade Wines  Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough   New Zealand   2014  Bronze
 Limestone Coast Winery  The Hidden Sea Sauvignon Blanc  South Australia  Australia  2014  Bronze
 Little Beauty  Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2013  Bronze
 De Grendel Wines  Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc  Leyda  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Kellerei Kaltern  Alto Adige Sauvignon DOC  Alto Adige  Italy  2014  Bronze
 Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines  Lawson’s Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough  New Zealand  2015  Bronze
 MontGras  MontGras Amaral Sauvignon Blanc  Leyda  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Bodegas Castelo de Medina  Sauvignon Blanc Vendimia Seleccionada  Valladolid  Spain  2014  Bronze
 Craggy Range  Sauvignon Blanc Avery Vineyard Marlborough  Marlborough   New Zealand  2015  Bronze
 Bird in Hand  Bird in Hand Sauvignon Blanc  Adelaide Hills  Australia  2015  Bronze
 Dandelion Vineyards  Wishing Clock of the Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc  Adelaid Hills  Australia  2015  Gold
 Montes Wines  Montes Outer Limits Sauvignon Blanc  Aconcagua Valley  Chile  2014  Silver
 Domaine Alban Roblin  Sancerre Alban Roblin  Loire  France  2014  Silver
 Mud House Estate  The Woolshed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough, Wairau Valley  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Gonzalez Byass UK  Jackson Estate Stich  Marlborough  New Zealand  2014  Silver
 Beau Joubert Vineyards  Beau Joubert Sauvignon Blanc  Stellenbosch  South Africa  2015  Silver
 Heirloom Vineyards  Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc  Adelaide Hills  Australia  2015  Silver
 Viña Maipo  Gran Devoción Sauvignon Blanc  Casablanca Valley  Chile  2014  Silver
 Viña Arboleda  Arboleda Sauvignon Blanc  Valle de Aconcagua  Chile  2014  Bronze
 Alpha Estate  Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc  Amyndeon, Florina  Greece  2014  Bronze
 Alpha Estate  Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented  Amyndeon, Florina  Greece  2014  Bronze
 Kellerei Kaltern  Premstaller Alto Adige Sauvignon DOC  Alto Adige  Italy  2014  Gold
 Ackerman  Sancerre N7 Donatien Bahuaud  Loire Valley  France  2014  Silver
 Jascots Wine Merchants  Sancerre Les Comtesses  Sancerre  France  2014  Silver
 Giesen Wines  Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard Selection: The Matthews Lane The Fuder  Marlborough  New Zealand  2012  Silver
 Viña Maipo  Viña Canepa Reserva Famiglia Sauvignon Blanc  Casablanca  Chile  2015  Bronze
 Zonin 1821  Tenuta Ca Bolani Aquilis Sauvignon Friuli Aquileia DOC  Friuli  Italy  2014  Bronze

4 Responses to “Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2015: The results”

  1. Richard Smart says:

    I was surprised that the article did not mention Oz Clarks comments at the February NZ Sauvignon Blanc celebrations.

    Why is SB so successful with consumers? It is distinctive and recognisable, important virtues for consumers who are made to feel inadequate by the plethora of wine styles and wine writers comments. Here is to distinctive and recognisable varieties. Which might be next, for red and white varieties respectively. Is it Pinot noir now, then Gewurztraminer?? Indeed.

    I asked a leading Marlborough SB producer recently “what is the next variety after Sauvignon Blanc for Marlborough?” Thoughtfully he added “More Sauvignon Blanc”. In response to my query, how come, he said, “You know, there are still some Chardonnay drinkers out there”. QED. Richard Smart

  2. Mike Froud says:

    Why does the headline refer to 2015 rather than 2016, I wondered? Also, is it possible to publish an example of the bottle stickers on the Drinks Buisiness website, so that wine lovers know what to look for on the shelves?

    • Neal Baker says:

      The tasting took place towards the end of last year, and I’m afraid we can’t publish the stickers without running the risk of people downloading them and using them without our permission.

  3. Joanne Winterbottom says:

    Interesting story, thanks. Small correction on the Australian regions (could be a typo).There is no ‘North West Australia’ wine region – the north west is hot as Hades and iron ore and tropical savannah country. The region I think you are referring to is Margaret River, which produces fine SSB and SBS wines. It is in the southern part of the state of Western Australia.

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