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Sud de France Top 100 awards to be hosted at the LWF

Published:  13 May, 2015

Sud de France trophies and awards will be presented by the Top 100 chairman Tim Atkin MW on Monday at the London Wine Fair at the Sud De France stand P50/1.

The competition showcases the outstanding diversity and quality from the biggest wine growing region in France and the world. 

Trophies and winners will be revealed in the 2015 Top 100 best Languedoc-Roussillon wines.  There are 19 trophy winners ranging from €2 ex cellars to £24.99 rrp, which highlight the value for money through to an increase in higher-end wines.  

Monday 18 May 3pm, London Wine Fair, Olympia, stand  P50/1

The awards hosted by La Maison de La Région Languedoc-Roussillon and the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL) comprised of 600 entries from 178 producers, featuring 35 grape varieties.

The blind judging in London involved 20 top writers, principal buyers and sommeliers, led by judging chairman Tim Atkin MW.   

After the awards are presented the trade will have the opportunity to taste all Top 100 wines and meet producers at the LWF. A nationwide campaign will also be launching to assist wine merchants and restaurants to market wines from the region.   

Isabelle Kanaan, Executive Director for La Maison de La Région Languedoc-Roussillon, said: "We aim to continue the success in increasing distribution for some 40 percent of winning wines in UK retailers.  Our 2015 Top 100 shows off the wide appeal of Languedoc-Roussillon wines and reflects the increasing curiosity about this region.  We will help outlets by supporting their own promotions for consumers to join this taste discovery."

The Languedoc-Roussillon is the world's largest wine producing region, with 216,500 hectares of vineyards.  In 2014, exports of Languedoc-Roussillon continued to increase, with significant growth of 8.3% in value and 5.7% in volume.  Exports reached 813 million Euros and 3.6 million hectolitres.  It is the only region in France to show such an increase.    

Click to see the full list of the Sud de France Top 100 wines.