|BIVB Chablis wine competition winners revealed|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:22|
The Chablis commission of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) has revealed the award winners from the 2013 annual Chablis wine competition.
Seventy-two judges made up of journalists, restaurant owners, sommeliers, oenologists and wine connoisseurs, tasted 347 Chablis wines to select the winner at the 27th annual competition.
The judging took place in two flights. All tasters judged all 347 Chablis wines which represented 91 different maisons. Those that received the best grades went on to a second judging by a "super jury" who then awarded the medals.
Judges awarded a total of 22 medals to wines that will become the Chablis Wine Ambassadors of the BIVB in the UK and abroad for 2013.
Chair and head sommelier at Alain Ducasse Entreprise, Gérard Margeon, said: "Chablis is a highly respected wine and is recognised throughout the world as one of the greatest white wines.
"The wines tasted for the competition were truly outstanding and on many occasions, although some wines did not receive a medal, they deserved to be recognised as a very high-quality wine."
Françoise Roure, marketing communications Manager at BIVB, said she looks forward to sharing the medal winning wines with the UK and hopes to incorporate them into activities taking place such as its Chablis trade masterclasses.
Petit Chablis 2011
Gold Medal: Domaine Gautheron, Fleys; Louis Moreau, Beine
Silver Medal: William Fevre, Chablis
Bronze Medal Domaine Savary, Maligny; Domaine Millet, Tonnerre
Gold Medal: Isabelle & Denis Pommier, Poinchy
Silver Medal: Jean-Claude Courtault, Lignorelles; Domaine Christophe, Fyé;
Bronze Medal: Bernard Defaix, Milly; Domaine de la Cornasse, Beine
Chablis Premier Cru 2011, Rive Droite
Gold Medal: Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Montee de Tonnerre, Chablis
Silver Medal: Alain Geoffroy Fourchaume, Beine; William Fevre Mont de Milieu, Chablis
Bronze Medal: Nathalie et Gilles Ferve Vaulorent, Fontenay-Près-Chablis;
Domaine de la Meuliere Mont de Milieu, Fleys
Chablis Premier Cru 2011, Rive Gauche
Gold Medal: Alain Geoffroy Vauligneau, Beine
Bronze Medal: La Chablisienne Beauroy, Chablis; Domaine Pinson La Foret, Chablis
Chablis Grand Cru 2010
Gold Medal: Garnier & Fils Les Clos, Ligny-le Chatel; Domaine Long Depaquit Vaudesir, Chablis
Silver Medal: Domaine Long Depaquit Les Clos, Chablis