THE 2020 FAVOURITES OF THE COUPE DES CRUS DE SAINT-EMILION COMPETITION
20 January 2020
20 January 2020
On Monday, 20 January 2020, the 20th edition of the Coupe des Crus de Saint-Emilion Wine Competition took place at the CAPC Contemporary Art Museum in Bordeaux.
This edition was sponsored by journalist Jane Anson, the award-winning author and graduate from the Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology.
She is a correspondent for Decanter magazine and an accredited tutor at Bordeaux Wine School.
A TRUE COMPETITION... LIKE A SPORTS TOURNAMENT!
117 Saint-Emilion wines were on the roster of the great competition, which followed a series of qualifying rounds.
At every match, two wines in the same category faced off with 3 vintages: 2012, 2015, and 2016.
The most consistent in all 3 vintages would win.
The jury at each table comprised 3 experts: wine retailers, merchants, brokers, sommeliers, oenologists, journalists, bloggers, or wine enthusiasts from oenology, sommelier or tasting clubs.
In total, 70 members took part in the blind tastings under the supervision of a table judge.
After tasting each vintage of both wines, the jury marked their favourite one on the match sheet, handing it to the table judge who would then announce the match winner.
The wine receiving the most votes would qualify for the next round while the other one would be eliminated.
A new jury would be formed for each match.
The four finalist wines per category would be rewarded after the competition.
In the finals were 23 Saint-Emilion favourites representing the great diversity of its appellations.
THE “2020 FAVOURITES” SELECTION
At the end of a beautiful evening of close matches, the results were announced.
Discover the 23 favourites, which will be showcased all year long.
A booklet presenting the selection was sent to the press and professionals (wine retailers, restaurants, etc.).
The Top Favourites are presented at tastings for national and international journalists.
These wines are also promoted at the En Primeurs campaign, at the Tasting Salon workshops or at special events.
Ces vins sont aussi présentés lors de la campagne des Primeurs, pendant les ateliers du Salon Dégustation ou à l’occasion d’évènements particuliers.