TIM ATKIN MW LAUNCHES THE 2017 TOP 100 RESULTS AT THE LONDON WINE FAIR
The celebration year starts with the opportunity to taste all new Top 100 wines and meet producers at the London Wine Fair 22-25 May 2017. A nationwide campaign will assist wine merchants and restaurants to market these wines, as the competition showcases the diversity and quality from Occitanie (including the Languedoc-Roussillon vineyards as well as part of the Rhône Valley and the South-West), the biggest wine growing region in France. The campaign follows through with a consumer tastings programme. www.suddefrancetop100.co.uk
The Top 100 encourages producers of all sizes to show their best wines without restrictive criteria such as pricing bands. This has created a welcome environment for open-minded judging and attracts an impressive panel of judges. The campaign actively promotes the distribution and availability of these Top 100 wines in the UK via on and off-trade outlets. It also encourages consumers to taste and buy these wines and continue to discover more wines from the region.
The expanded region is the world’s largest wine producing region, with a growing reputation for exceptional quality wines at a variety of price points. In this landmark fifth year, the Sud de France – Languedoc-Roussillon / Sud-Ouest Top 100 competition not only helps the wine trade choose from some of the best appellations and terroirs made with a large array of international and indigenous grape varieties, it also reaches out to consumers.
The blind tasting by a panel of leading experts chaired by Tim Atkin MW took place 10 April 2017 in London.
You can browse them all here.