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MW study programme wines 2017-2018

MW study programme wines 2017-2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) would like to thank all those who generously supplied wines to the 2017-18 MW study programme. The wines were shown throughout the academic year at residential seminars in Adelaide (Australia), San Francisco (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 over 350 students from 40 countries in the 2017-2018 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.

Course day 1 – paper 1

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Maison Sichel Sirius Blanc  2016  Maison Sichel
  Château Brown Blanc  2015  Château Brown
  Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec  2015  Armit Wines
  Les Andides, Saumur-Blanc  2016  Waitrose
  Ken Forrester, FMC  2015  Enotria&Coe
  Smaragd Riesling, Domaine Wachau  2015  Domaine Wachau/Austrian Wine Marketing Board
  Kamptal Terrassen, Bründlmayer  2016  Bründlmayer/Austrian Wine Marketing Board
  Villa Maria Private Bin Gewürztraminer  2016  Hatch Mansfield
  Terredora Terre degli Angeli Greco di Tufo  2016  Wine Traders
  Simi Winery Chardonnay  2014  Constellation Brands
  Le Grand Vallon, François Villard  2015  Laytons
  Louro do Bolo  2016  Rafael Palacios

Seminar paper 1

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières Domaine Rémi Jobard  2012  Lea and Sandeman
  Mâcon Villages Louis Jadot  2015  Hatch Mansfield
  Faiveley Meursault AC  2013  Maisons Marques et Domaines
  Le Clos, Simonnet Febvre Chablis  2014  Maison Louis Latour
  Brancott Terroir Series Awatere Sauvignon Blanc  2016  Brancott/New Zealand Wine Growers
  Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc  2016  Constellation Brands
  Domaine de La Commanderie, Sauvignon Blanc  2016  Vin du Centre Loire/Domaine de La Commanderie
  Gran Hacienda Santa Rita Estates, Sauvignon Blanc  2016  Santa Rita Estates
  Montbourgeau L’Etoile Savagnin  2011  Armit Wines
  Rocky Road McHenry Hohnen, Semillon Sauvignon  2016  Maison Louis Latour
  Mesh Riesling  2016  Negociants
  Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay  2015  Moorooduc Estate

Course day 2 – paper 2

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Sacred Hill Orange Label  2016  Sacred Hill/New Zealand Winegrowers
  Mud House Single Vineyard Claim 431  2015  Mud House/New Zealand Winegrowers
  Palliser Estate  2015  Palliser/New Zealand Winegrowers
  Trapiche Terroir Malbec Finca Ambrosia  2013  Winifera
  Doña Paula Estate Cabernet Sauvignon  2016  Santa Rita Estates
  Pio Cesare, Nebbiolo di Langhe  2014  Winemust/Istituto Grandi Marchi (IGM)
  BelColle Dolcetto d’Alba  2016  Laytons
  GD Vajra, Barbera d’Alba  2015  Liberty Wines
  Paul Mas Merlot  2016  Paul Mas
  Freemark Abbey Merlot  2013  Jackson Family Wines
  Rustenberg  2015  Rustenberg
  Errazuriz Estate Series Merlot  2016  Hatch Mansfield

Seminar paper 2

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Max Reserva Carmenère  2015  Hatch Mansfield
  Casa Marin, Pinot Noir, Litoral Vineyard  2013  Alliance Wine
  Château Pontet Canet  2008  Château Pontet Canet
  Château Argadens Rouge  2014  Château Argadens
  Château Bellevue  2012  Château Angelus
  Les Hauts de Smith  2014  Château Smith Haut Lafitte
  Bodegas y Viñedos Monfil  2016  Lea & Sandeman
  Yangarra Old Vine Grenache  2015  Jackson Family Wines
  M Chapoutier Rasteau Côtes du Rhone Village  2014  Mentzendorff
  Alpha Estate Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro  2012  Hallgarten Druitt
  Remelluri Reserva  2010  Telmo Rodriguez
  Bodegas Ortega Ezquerro  2013  Laytons

Course day 3 – paper 3

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Willi Haag  2012  Willi Haag
  Madfish Riesling  2016  Wine Society
  Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection  2015  Villa Maria/New Zealand Winegrowers
  Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling  2016  Felton Road/New Zealand Winegrowers
  Trimbach Riesling  2014  Enotria&Coe/Trimbach
  Grosset Clare Valley ‘Alea’  2016  Liberty Wines
  Reh Kendermann Rheinhessen Kabinett  2016  Reh Kendermann
  Rolly Gassmann Riesling Kappelweg Vendanges Tardives  2000  Waitrose
  Amontillado Olvidado  NV  Wine Society
  Curatolo Marsala Fine  NV  Liberty Wines
  Stanton & Killeen Classic Rutherglen Topaque  NV  ABS Wine Agencies
  Bertrand Banyuls  2013  Hallgarten Druitt

Seminar paper 3

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Vilarnau Brut Reserva, Cava  NV  González Byass
  Vilarnau Gran Reserva, Cava  2011  González Byass
  Kopke 10-year-old Tawny Port  NV  Sopexa
  Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port  2012  Symington Family Estates
  Amarone Costasera Classico  2013  Liberty Wines
  Adalia Recioto della Valpolicella  2014  Wine Traders
  Suduiraut  2010  Axa Millésimes
  Château de Cerons  2008  Château de Cerons
  Barbadillo, Manzanilla  NV  Barbadillo
  Noé Pedro Ximenez VORS  NV  González Byass
  Gerard Bertrand, Muscat de Rivesaltes  2016  Hallgarten Druitt
  Rivesaltes, Languedoc-Roussillon  1998  Wine Society

Course day 4 – paper 4

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  LaCheteau, Crémant de Loire Blanc, Grands Chais de France  NV  Grands Chais de France
  Laurent Perrier, La Cuvée  NV  Laurent Perrier
  Calvet, Crémant de Bordeaux, Grands Chais de France  2015  Grands Chais de France
  Köfererhof Pinot Grigio A.A. Valle Isarco DOC  2016  IDM Südtirol
  Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc  2016  Shaw & Smith
  Zephyr Chardonnay  2014  Zephyr/New Zealand Winegrowers
  Fairview Barrel-aged Pinotage  2016  Waitrose
  Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend  2014  Kleine Zalze
  Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir  2016  Liberty Wines
  Mullineux Swartland Syrah  2015  MLF Wines/Berry Bros. & Rudd
  Henriques & Henriques 5 year Medium Rich  NV  Mentzendorff
  Henriques & Henriques 15 year old Verdelho  NV  Mentzendorff

Seminar paper 4

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Giustino B Ruggeri Prosecco  NV  Enotria&Coe
  Zonin Prosecco DOC Cuvée 1821  NV  Zonin UK Limited
  Josmeyer Mise du Printemps, Pinot Blanc  2016  Pol Roger
  Hugel, Grossi Laüe, Riesling  2011  Hugel/Primum Familiae Vini (PFV)
  Cave de Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve  2015  Waitrose
  Hugel Gewurztraminer VT  2008  Hugel/PFV
  Koyle Royale Syrah  2010  Koyle winery
  Stephane Robert Saint-Joseph Domaine du Tunnel, Syrah  2015  Laytons
  Esk Valley Syrah  2012  Hatch Mansfield
  Brown Brothers 10 Acres Shiraz  2014  Brown Brothers
  Solera 1847 Oloroso  NV  González Byass
  Blandy’s 10-year old Malmsey  NV  Wine Library

Applications to join the 2018-2019 MW study programme are open until 17 July 2018, find out more and apply here:

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


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