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The Sud de France Top 100 competition is now open for entries. Taking place for the ninth year, it goes from strength to strength in representing the best that Occitanie can offer – winemaking quality, appeal and good value from the region.
The competition is back for 2021 after it was put on hold in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It relaunches with a brand new programme of activities which features online and live event opportunities as the year progresses, to introduce these wines widely in the UK trade.
The Sud de France Top 100 is a dedicated showcase for the best wines of the year from Occitanie. This includes the vineyards of Languedoc, Roussillon, most of the South West and a few wines from the Rhone Valley (Lirac, Costieres de Nimes etc.).
Around 600 wines are entered from producers and narrowed down to just 100 during a rigorous blind tasting by a panel of leading industry experts, chaired by Tim Atkin MW. A broad range of on and off-trade buyers, sommeliers, journalists and writers are selected to taste and re-taste to agree which wines make it into the Top 100.
The awarded wines participate and benefit from a comprehensive calendar of tastings and promotions. This includes a media plan with Harpers Wine & Spirit and a stand at the new digital London Wine Fair in May.
How to enter your wines
Registration is open only to producers, so the same wine can’t be entered twice. However, importers and distributors can encourage their agencies to enter.
Closing date is 17 March
To enter, please visit the page