Chablis Wine Competition 2017 results
Between winegrowers and consumers Emmanuel Delmas, President of the 31st Chablis Wine Competition.
Sommelier, blogger, and all-round Renaissance wine man, Emmanuel Delmas has eclectic tastes and a single goal for his many different activities: To make wine accessible to all by reformulating the link between winegrowers and consumers. And that is why he agreed to preside over the 31st Chablis Wine Competition, which takes place on 14 January.
What makes this competition unique is that Chablis producers and négociants are forbidden from judging wines that could be their own. The 80-strong panel is made up of journalists, restaurateurs, sommeliers, traders, enologists, and enlightened consumers. This year’s jury includes a return visit from Gérard Margeon, “wine man” for Alain Ducasse; along with Toshio Matsuura, journalist for Japanese magazine Wands; and Jean-Luc Jamrozik, President of the Sommeliers de Paris association. They evaluate the wines in two stages: Those with the best scores from the preselection phase with all tasters are then tasted by a “super jury”, which alone awards the medals. The winning wines are used by the BIVB during events in France and abroad, and become the ambassadors for Chablis wines for the following year.
Emmanuel Delmas worked as a sommelier from 1995-2010 in some of the most prestigious establishments, including Guy Savoy, the Tour d'Argent, Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée, Lasserre, and Fouquet's. In 2005, he created the Blog du Sommelier, which five years later won a Wine Blog Trophy and has since become a go-to reference for the wine world.
This success drove Emmanuel Delmas to write a book in 2012, entitled “Vins – Leçons de Dégustation” (Wine – Tasting Lessons), published by La Martinière and reprinted in 2015.
Emmanuel Delmas now works as a wine consultant and trainer. He divides his time between meetings with winemakers, in particular those in Chablis with whom he has been working for around a decade; hosting tastings for business clients; and working with restaurateurs on designing their wine lists. He has an in-depth knowledge of the Chablis winegrowing area, and is a big fan of its wines, which he says, “Are without doubt some of the most well-known appellations in the world.” His guiding thread, indeed, one might call it his leitmotiv, is to “Make wine accessible to all. Newcomers, confirmed wine aficionados, or industry professionals, we must all work in the service of wine.”
Medal-winning wines at the 31st Chablis Wine Competition
Number of entries: 334
Number of tasters: 80
Number of estates or maisons represented: 85
Number of medal-winning wines: 28
Petit Chablis 2015
Domaine Jean Dauvissat Père et Fils - Milly
Pas si Petit, 2015, La Chablisienne
Jean Durup Père et Fils
Domaine Jean-Claude Courtault
Stéphanie et Vincent Michelet
Domaine Christophe et Fils
GAEC de Oliveira Lecestre
Domaine des Marronniers
Domaine de Pisse-Loup
Domaine de Mauperthuis
Vieilles Vignes, Domaine George
Domaine William Fèvre
Domaine Christophe et Fils
Domaine Jean Dauvissat Père et Fils – Milly
Domaine Bernard Defaix
Vieilles Vignes, Les Malantes, Domaine des Marronniers
Domaine Vocoret et Fils
Daniel Dampt et Fils
Vielles Vignes, Sélection Massale, Domaine Servin
Charlène et Laurent Pinson
Chablis Premier Cru 2015, Left Bank
Vaillons, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin,
Montmains, Domaine des Malandes
Côte de Léchet, Domaine des Malandes
Beauroy, Domaine William Fèvre
Vau de Vey, Domaine des Malandes
Vosgros, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Beugnons, Sébastien Dampt
Vaillons, Domaine Billaud-Simon
Côte de Léchet, Domaine Bernard Defaix
Vaillons, Domaine Pinson
Vaillons, Maison Simonnet-Fèbvre
Les Lys, Domaine Long-Depaquit
Forêts, Domaine Servin
Vaillons, Domaine Vincent Dampt
Montmains, Domaine William Fèvre
Les Lys, Daniel Dampt et Fils
Côte de Léchet, La Chablisienne
Montmains, Maison Simonnet-Fèbvre
Côte de Cuissy, Les Corvées, EARL Céline et Antoine Angst
Beauroy, Domaine Hamelin
Beauroy, Domaine Alain Geoffroy
Butteaux, Domaine des Marronniers
Chablis Premier Cru 2015, Right Bank
Montée de Tonnerre, Charlène et Laurent Pinson
Fourchaume, Garnier et Fils
Vaulorent, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Vaucoupin, Domaine Maupa
Fourchaume, Domaine de Chantemerle
Mont de Milieu, Domaine Servin
Mont de Milieu, Garnier et Fils
Mont de Milieu, Domaine des Malandes
Fourchaume, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Vaucoupin, Domaine du Colombier
Mont de Milieu, Domaine Billaud-Simon
Mont de Milieu, Domaine Christophe et Fils
Vaucoupin, Domaine Oudin
Fourchaume, Domaine Savary
Vaupulent, Guillaume Vrignaud
Montée de Tonnerre, Domaine Servin
Valmur, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Vaudésir, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Valmur, Domaine Jean Collet et Fils
Les Clos, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Grenouilles, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
Grenouilles, Château Grenouilles, La Chablisienne
Bougros, Maison Dampt
Blanchot, Domaine Laroche
Blanchot, Domaine Guy Robin
Bougros, Domaine du Colombier
Les Clos, Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils
Vaudésir, Domaine des Malandes
Les Clos, Domaine Louis Moreau
Download the results of Chablis Wine Competitions since 2013:
The 31st Chablis Wine Competition 2017 results.
The 30th Chablis Wine Competition 2016 results.
The 29th Chablis Wine Competition 2015 results.
The 28th Chablis Wine Competition 2014 results.
The 27th Chablis Wine Competition 2013 results.
THE WINNERS OF THE CONCOURS GÉNÉRAL AGRICOLE 2017 FOR YONNE WINES
As part of the annual International Agriculture Show show held in Paris, the Concours Général Agricole 2017 awarded 68 medals to Yonne wines, including 29 golds. Find out who won what, from Bourgogne Aligoté to Chablis Grand Cru, and from Irancy to Saint-Bris, not forgetting Crémant de Bourgogne…
The competition is the biggest in terms of entrants and samples. In 2017, after a pre-selection carried out in Beine in the Yonne, some 161 samples were dispatched to Paris for consideration. Medals were awarded to 68 of them, 29 of which were gold.
Discover the complete list of competition winners including those from each Chablis appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru
Competition winners of the Concours Général Agricole 2017 wine competition.
Chablis wines selected for the BIVB’s Prestige Cellar in 2016
For the past 45 years, the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has been updating its Prestige Cellar annually, a showcase for the excellence of Bourgogne wines.
Results of the BIVB’s Prestige Cellar in 2016.
Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2016
This competition for independent winemakers is unique as the wines are judged by non-professionals. For many years, the Vignerons Indépendants organization has been recruiting and training amateur wine lovers to become the competition’s judges.
Results of the Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2016.