FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA competition now on

FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA competition now on

The cultivar organisation Sauvignon Blanc South Africa, presents the influential 2022 FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 Competition for the sixteenth time and entries are now open. All large and small producers are invited to enter for this opportunity to compare their wines against other Sauvignon Blanc in the country.

It is also the only competition in the country committed to Sauvignon Blanc and an important role in promoting the image of the brand.

Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage and blanc due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France.

Winning the competition will be built on diversity in origin and innovation in style and flavour profiles is something that stands out in the Top 10 competition every year.

Producers and cellars can enter the competition online on Sauvignon Blanc SA’s website at www.sauvignonblanc.com/top10-entry and members can enter at a reduced early bird rate during the first week (until Monday 1 August 2022). Entries close on Tuesday 16 Augustus 2022, with late entries being accepted until Wednesday 24 August 2022and 20 finalists will be announced in September, while the Top 10 winners will be announced on Thursday 13 October 2022 during the FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 Awards.

Anyone can become a member of Sauvignon Blanc SA to enjoy the benefits of shared expertise. For more information, or to subscribe to a regular newsletter, visit www.sauvignonblanc.com, call 021 975 4440 or send an email to reinette@sauvignonblanc.com.

According to Sauvignon Blanc SA chair RJ Botha, South Africa is one of the countries that produce the finest Sauvignon Blanc, adding that the country is advantaged for its incredible style varieties that are unique to certain areas in the world.

“We look forward to having past performers as well as new brands compete for a 2022 FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 award. This pinnacle of recognition for outstanding quality is extremely valuable when it comes to the marketing of individual wines. We are thankful for the support of our Top 10 title partner FNB and our platinum partner EVER Solutions, who make it possible to determine the best wines from South Africa’s most popular cultivar again this year.” Botha said.