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Chablis Wine Competition 2017 results

Chablis Wine Competition 2017 medal winners

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.

Emmanuel Delmas, President of the 31st Chablis Wine Competition

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.

Toshio Matsuura member of the jury of the 31st Chablis Wine CompetitionGérard Margeon (on the left) member of the jury of the 31st Chablis Wine CompetitionJean-Luc Jamrozik member of the jury of the 31st Chablis Wine Competition

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

  • Gold Medal
    Domaine Jean Dauvissat Père et Fils - Milly
    Pas si Petit, 2015, La Chablisienne
  • Silver Medal
    Jean Durup Père et Fils
    Domaine Jean-Claude Courtault
  • Bronze Medal
    Stéphanie et Vincent Michelet
    Domaine Christophe et Fils

    Nominated wine
    Domaine Ventoura
    Sylvain Mosnier
    GAEC de Oliveira Lecestre
    Domaine des Marronniers
    Domaine de Pisse-Loup
    Domaine de Mauperthuis

Chablis 2015

  • Gold Medal
    Vieilles Vignes, Domaine George
    Adrien Michaut
    Domaine William Fèvre
    Domaine Christophe et Fils
  • Silver Medal
    Domaine Jean Dauvissat Père et Fils – Milly
    Domaine Bernard Defaix
  • Bronze Medal
    Vieilles Vignes, Les Malantes, Domaine des Marronniers
    Domaine Vocoret et Fils

Nominated wines
Domaine Chevallier
Daniel Dampt et Fils
Vielles Vignes, Sélection Massale, Domaine Servin
Domaine Hamelin
Charlène et Laurent Pinson
Domaine Beaufumé

Chablis Premier Cru 2015, Left Bank

  • Gold Medal
    Vaillons, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin,
    Montmains, Domaine des Malandes
  • Silver Medal
    Côte de Léchet, Domaine des Malandes
  • Bronze Medal
    Beauroy, Domaine William Fèvre

    Nominated wines
    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
  • Gold Medal
    Montée de Tonnerre, Charlène et Laurent Pinson
  • Silver Medal
    Fourchaume, Garnier et Fils
    Vaulorent, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
    Vaucoupin, Domaine Maupa
  • Bronze Medal
    Fourchaume, Domaine de Chantemerle
    Mont de Milieu, Domaine Servin

    Nominated wines
    Mont de Milieu, Garnier et Fils
    Mont de Milieu, Domaine des Malandes
    Fourchaume, Domaine Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin
    Fourchaume, Moutard-Diligent
    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

Chablis Grand Cru 2014



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 – ambassadors for the Bourgogne winegrowing region

Chablis wines – ambassadors for the Bourgogne winegrowing region

The wines selected for the BIVB’s Cave de Prestige are ambassadors for Bourgogne wines around the world for the space of one year. The selection process is as rigorous as that for the top guides. The winning wines all earned a minimum score of 16/20 in a blind tasting and went through two tests.
For the 46th edition, of 1,030 samples submitted, 195 wines were selected, including three Petit Chablis, four Chablis, five Chablis Premier Cru and four Chablis Grand Cru wines.

Results of the BIVB’s Prestige Cellar in 2017.

Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 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.