MW study programme wines 2018-2019

18 Jul 19


The Institute of Masters of Wine would like to thank all those who generously supplied wines to the 2018-19 MW study programme. The wines were shown throughout the academic year at residential seminars in Adelaide (Australia), Napa and Washington State (USA), Rust (Austria), Bordeaux (France) and Berkshire (UK) and at over 70 course days around the world.

The seminars and course days are part of the MW study programme and were attended by students pursuing the title of Master of Wine. There were 359 students from 45 countries in the 2018-2019 MW study programme. Students at the course days and residential seminars were guided by over 100 Masters of Wine, who led tastings, theory sessions and mock exams. The wines, listed below, were used for the tastings and mock exams to steer students’ preparation for both the stage 1 assessment and the stage 2 MW examination.

The supply of the wines ensures the IMW can continue to offer the best possible experience to students on their journey to becoming a Master of Wine.


Seminar papers

Calibration tasting

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
La Gioiosa et Amorosa, Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG 2017 Italy Waitrose
Ca’ del Bosco, Prestige Cuvée Brut Franciacorta NV Italy IGM / Ca’ del Bosco
GD Vajra, Moscato D'Asti DOCG 2017 Italy Liberty Wines
FX Pichler, Riesling Ried Steinertal Smaragd Wachau 2016 Austria Liberty Wines
Moss Wood, Semillon Wilyabrup Margaret River 2016 Australia Waitrose
CVNE, CUNE Monopole Rioja 2017 Spain Hatch Mansfield
GD Vajra, Bricco Delle Viole Barolo DOCG 2013 Italy Liberty Wines
Fontodi, Chianti Classico DOCG 2015 Italy Liberty Wines
Pietradolce, Archineri Etna Rosso DOC 2015 Italy Armit
Henriques & Henriques, 15 Years Old Verdelho Madeira NV Portugal Mentzendorff
Lustau, Almacenista Pata de Gallina Oloroso Sherry NV Spain Waitrose
Mas Amiel, Vintage Maury 2014 France Lea and Sandeman


Paper 1

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
Kumeu River, Estate Chardonnay 2016 New Zealand Kumeu River
Nobilo, Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 New Zealand Constellation Brands
Yealands Estate, Grüner Veltliner 2017 New Zealand Yealands
Domain Road Vineyards, Duffers Creek Riesling 2015 New Zealand Domain Road / New Zealand Winegrowers
Quinta da Aveleda, Vinho Verde 2017 Portugal Quinta Da Aveleda
Quinta do Crasto, Crasto Superior Branco Douro / Altano, Reserva Branco Douro 2016 Portugal Wine Society / Symington Family Estates
Pieropan, La Rocca Soave Classico DOC 2016 Italy Liberty Wines
Umani Ronchi , Casal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC 2017 Italy IGM / Umani Ronchi
Château d'Epiré, Sec Savennières 2016 France Yapp Brothers
Ken Forrester, Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2016 South Africa Wines Direct
Susana Balbo Wines, Crios Torrontés 2017 Argentina Wines of Argentina
Zind-Humbrecht, Muscat Grand Cru Goldert Alsace 2011 France Zind Humbrecht

 
Paper 2

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
John Duval, Plexus Barossa Valley 2015 Australia Liberty Wines
The Wine Society, The Society's Exhibition Crozes Hermitage 2015 France Wine Society
The Wine Society, The Society's Southern Spanish Red Monastrell Jumilla 2017 Spain Wine Society
Birichino, Besson Vineyard Grenache Central Coast 2015 USA Berry Bros & Rudd
Schloss Gobelsburg, Pinot Noir Reserve Kamptal 2015 Austria Austrian Wine Marketing Board
Moric, Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2016 Austria Austrian Wine Marketing Board
Umathum, Zweigelt Burgenland / Ha ns Igler, Zweigelt Classic Burgenland 2015 Austria Austrian Wine Marketing Board / Wine Society
Robert Mondavi, Maestro Red Blend Napa Valley 2014 USA Constellation Brands
Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend California 2016 USA E&J Gallo
Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent, Les Verillats Moulin-à-Vent 2016 France Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent
Henry Fessy, Beaujolais-Villages 2017 France Louis Latour
Château Lynch Bages, Pauillac 2006 France Chateau Lynch Bages


Paper 3

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
Nyetimber Rosé Brut NV England Nyetimber
Vilarnau, Barcelona Rosé Delicat Reserva Brut Cava NV Spain Gonzalez Byass
Sogrape, Mateus Rosé NV Portugal Ocado
Langlois-Château, Brut Rosé Crémant de Loire NV France Mentzendorff
Camin Larreyda, Costat Darrer Jurançon 2016 France H2Vin
Château Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes 2015 France CVBG Dourthe
Domaine de Barroubio, Muscat de St-Jean-de-Minervois 2016 France EnotriaCoe
Hugel, Gewürtzraminer Vendange Tardive Alsace 2009 France PFV / Hugel
Domaine Achard-Vincent Tradition, Clairette de Die NV France Yapp
Harveys, Bristol Cream Sherry NV Spain Waitrose
Gonzalez Byass, Apostoles Medium Sherry VORS   Spain Gonzalez Byass
Gonzales Byass, Tio Pepe Fino Sherry NV Spain Waitrose


Mock exam

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
Zonin, Borgo San Leo Brut Prosecco DOC NV Italy Waitrose
Domaine des Hauts Perrays, Crémant de Loire Brut NV France Lea and Sandeman
Brokenwood, ILR Reserve Semillon Hunter Valley 2011 Australia Brokenwood
Dourthe, Croix des Bouquets Graves / Château de Cérons, Graves 2016/15 France Dourthe / Lea and Sandeman
Boekenhoutskloof, Semillon Franschhoek 2015 South Africa New Generation McKinley
Château D'Issan, Margaux 2011 France CVBG Dourthe
Perez Cruz, Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2015 Chile Wines of Chile
Wynns, Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra 2013 Australia Treasury Wine Estates
Duckhorn, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 USA The Wine Treasury
Consorzio dell'Asti, Asti Dolce DOCG NV Italy IGM
Antinori, Vinsanto del Chianti Classico DOC 2013 Italy IGM / Antinori
Pieropan, Le Colombare Recioto di Soave DOCG 2015 Italy Liberty Wines


Course Days

Paper 1

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
Domaine François Villard, Les Terrasses du Palat Condrieu 2016 France H2Vin
Domaine Saint Gayan, Sablet Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016 France Yapp
Flowers, Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015 USA Wine Treasury
Tawse, Estate Chardonnay Twenty Mile Bench Niagara Peninsula 2013 Canada Tawse Estate
Dr Loosen, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Mosel 2016 Germany Dr Loosen
Leitz, Rüdesheim Rosengarten Riesling Grosses Gewächs Monopole Rheingau 2016 Germany Leitz
Kendermann, Riesling Qualitätswein Pfalz 2017 Germany Reh Kendermann
Cavit, Alta Italia Pinot Grigio Trentino 2017 Italy Waitrose
Hugel, Grossi Laüe Gewürztraminer Alsace 2010 France FPV / Hugel
Errazuriz, Sauvignon Blanc Aconcagua Costa 2017 Chile Hatch Mansfield
Szent Tamás, Mád Dry FurmintTokaji 2015 Hungary Alliance Wine
Torres Camino de Magarín Rueda / Menade, Finca Lallana Verdejo Rueda 2017 Spain Torres / Wine Society


Paper 2

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley Pinot Noir Tasmania 2016 Australia Liberty Wines
Dr Heger Mimus Ihringer Winklerberg Spätburgunder Kaiserstuhl Baden 2015 Germany Weingut Dr. Heger
Nicolas Rossignol, Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2012 France Lea and Sandeman
Casa Marín, Litoral Vineyard Pinot Noir Lo Albarca San Antonio Valley 2013 Chile Alliance
Domaine Gayda, Syrah Pays d’Oc 2016 France New Generation Wines
Maison Tardieu-Laurent, Bandol 2014 France Corney and Barrow
Clos du Gravillas, Lo Vielh Carignan Côtes du Brian 2015 France Clos du Gravillas
Masi, Angelorum Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG 2014 Italy IGM/Masi
Tommasi, Rafaèl Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2016 Italy PR-Vino
Cantina Valpantena, Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC 2015 Italy Liberty Wines
Famille Laplace, Château d'Aydie Odé Aydie Madiran 2015 France Wine Society
Cerro Chapeu, Batovi T1 Single Vineyard Tannat Rivera 2016 Uruguay Cerro Chapeu/Uruguay Wine


Paper 3 

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
Le Lude, Réserve Brut Cap Classique Western Cape NV South Africa Le Lude
Villa Maria, Private Bin Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016 New Zealand Hatch Mansfield
Solter, Riesling Sekt Brut Rheingau / Allendorf, Riesling Sekt Brut Rheingau 2016 Germany The WineBarn
Pol Roger, Rich Demi Sec Champagne NV France Pol Roger
Inniskillin, Cabernet Franc Icewine Niagara 2017 Canada Arterra canada
Turkey Flat Vineyards, Rosé Barossa Valley 2017 Australia Mentzendorff
Barefoot, Bubbly Pink Moscato California NV USA E&J Gallo
Château Brown, Rosé Bordeaux 2017 France Château Brown
Graham's, Late Bottled Vintage Port 2012 Portugal Symington Family Estates
Graham's, 20 Year Old Tawny Port NV Portugal Symington Family Estates
Henriques & Henriques, 10 Years Old Sercial Madeira NV Portugal Mentzendorff
Quinta do Noval, Vintage Port 2003 Portugal Axa Millésimes


Mock

Wine Vintage Country Supplier
Louis Roederer, Champagne Brut Vintage 2012 France MMD
Louis Roederer, Champagne Brut Premier NV France MMD
Albert Bichot, Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons 2016 France Albert Bichot
Trapiche, Gran Medalla Chardonnay Uco Valley 2015 Argentina Wines of Argentina
Iona, Chardonnay Elgin 2017 South Africa Alliance Wine
Domaine René Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Blanc 2016 France Top Selection
Rivera, Triusco Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2016 Italy IGM / Rivera
Donnafugata, Bell'Assai Vittoria DOC Frappato Sicilia 2017 Italy IGM / Donnafugata
Tolaini, Vigna Montebello Sette Gran Selezione Chianti Classico DOCG 2014 Italy Pr-vino
GD Vajra, Dolcetto d'Alba 2017 Italy Liberty Wines
Campbells, Classic Muscat Rutherglen NV Australia Awin Barratt Siegel
Royal Tokaj, 5 Puttonyos Tokaji 2013 Hungary Royal Tokaji

 
The above wine list is separate to the wines used for the stage 1 assessment and MW examination, see those wines and the question papers here.


ENDS

 

For more information contact:
Sarah Kirkpatrick
Head of Marketing, Communications and Membership
Institute of Masters of Wine
+44 (0)207 383 9131
skirkpatrick@mastersofwine.org

Notes to Editors:
The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is a membership organisation with an unsurpassed international reputation. Its Members – the Masters of Wine (MWs) – hold the most respected title in the world of wine. The IMW promotes excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the MW examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards. In addition to passing the examination, MWs are required to sign the code of conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. The code of conduct requires MWs to act with honesty and integrity, and use every opportunity to share their understanding of wine with others. There are currently 382 Masters of Wine today, working in 29 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators. There are 359 students in the MW study programme from over 45 countries.

 

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