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Monday, 02 June 2014 09:27

2014 Competition Results!

 2014 Competition Results!

 

This year we selected two international wine competitions in which to enter a small number of our wines, with quite considerable success!  Much as we value and prefer the feedback of our end consumers rather than that of a professional tasting panel, we are delighted how well our wines have showed against many other high quality wines from around the world!

 

In the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014 we achieved the following results:-

Gold medal – Simpsons of Sainte Rose Low Yield Roussanne 2012 

Silver medal – Simpsons of Sainte Rose Old Vine Syrah 2012 

 

In the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 we obtained the following results:-

Silver medal – Coquille d'Oc Rosé 2013

Commended – Simpsons of Sainte Rose Low Yield Roussanne 2012 

Commended – Le Vent du Nord Roussanne/Chardonnay 2012 

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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 07:39

Competition Season 2012!

Competition Season 2012

 

This year, as always, we selected a few of our wines to enter into the important wine competitions in the UK, which remains our core market.  This is usually a difficult choice as we are proud of all of our wines, but to enter them all would be overkill and cost a small fortune!

 

We remain unconvinced whether awards in these competitions actually make a significant difference to sales, but receiving awards is certainly good for the feel-good factor and is good for the reputation of the Domaine.  What has been interesting this year is the perfect example of how subjective wine tasting can be with our Rhone blend ‘Le Marin Blanc’ 2011 receiving a Silver medal from the judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards, but receiving a ‘Commended’ from the judges at the International Wine Challenge.  Regardless we are enormously proud of all the awards we have received and list them below:-

 

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

Le Marin Blanc 2011 – Silver Medal

Le Pinacle Syrah 2009 – Bronze Medal

 

International Wine Challenge 2012

Le Marin Blanc 2011 – Commended

Le Vent du Nord 2010 – Commended

Coquille d’Oc Rosé 2011 - Commended

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Friday, 20 May 2011 09:37

Competition Season!

Competition Season!


Having just received the results of a number of wine competitions that we had entered, (and having done very well even if we say so ourselves!), we do still sometimes ask ourselves, why do we do it?  We pay huge entry fees, courier wine all over the place for 4 different deadlines and then wait with baited breath for the results.

 

We can’t enter all our wines in all the competitions due to the costs involved so we select certain wines across our range in order to get feedback on as many wines as possible.  In some cases, we do it for our importers, who believe that consumers want medals and that awards are recognition that the wines on their list are winners.  But mainly we do it for ourselves to see how well our wines measure up against our competition.

 

This competition could be the other white wines in our area, as in the Concours des Vin Blanc de St. Aphrodise held annually in Beziers.  It could be other IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée – was Vin de Pays) wines from all over France, as in the Top 100 IGP Competition.  Or it could be wines from all over the world as in the International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards.

 

Here are our results from all these competitions for this year, we’re happy with our haul!

 

Concours des Vin Blanc de St. Aphrodise 2011

Montagnes et Mer 2010

 

Top 100 IGPs of France 2011

Coquille d’Oc Blanc 2009

La Nuit Blanche/Barrel Selection Roussanne 2009

 

International Wine Challenge 2011

Les Derniers Cepages 2010 – Bronze medal

Le Marin Blanc 2010 – Bronze medal

Coquille d’Oc Blanc 2009 - Commended

La Nuit Blanche/Barrel Selection Roussanne 2009 – Commended

 

Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

Les Derniers Cepages 2010 – Bronze medal

Le Marin Blanc 2010 – Commended

La Garrigue 2009 – Commended

Le Vent du Nord 2009 - Commended

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