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Kik kapták idén a „pezsgők Oscar-díját”?



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Charles King a Roederer képviseletében átveszi Essi Avellan MW-től a legmagasabb elismerést, a Supreme Championt

Szeptember 3-án Londonban ünnepélyes keretek között bejelentették az idei Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Champions (CSWWC), azaz a Tom Stevenson által 2014-ben alapított pezsgővilágbajnokság győzteseit. Tom Stevenson mellett a legutóbbi VinCE Budapest Wine Show egyik díszvendége, Essi Avellan MW és Dr. Tony Jordan bírált.
A 11 nemzeti bajnok közül különdíjat kapott a Champagne Roederer (Supreme Champion) és az olasz Ferrari (Best Producer – Legjobb termelő). A zsűri a legizgalmasabb helyi szőlőből készült pezsgőt is díjazta, a Chairman’s Trophy-t a nebbiolóból készült piemonti Cuvage Rosé kapta.

Íme a 11 nemzeti bajnok:

  • Best Australian Sparkling Wine 2015 – House of Arras 2005 Grand VintageBrut
  • Best Canadian Sparkling Wine 2015 – Trius NV Brut
  • Best English Sparkling Wine 2015 – Nyetimber 2010 Classic Cuvée
  • Best French Sparkling Wine 2015 – Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal Rosé
  • Best German Sparkling Wine 2015 – Solter 2009 Rheingau Riesling Sekt Réserve Brut
  • Best Italian Sparkling Wine 2015 – Ferrari Perlé 2006 Trentodoc in magnum 

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    Camilla Lunelli a Ferraritól a Legjobb Termelőnek járó díjjal

  • Best New Zealand Sparkling Wine 2015 – Hunter’s 2010 Mirumiru Reserve
  • Best Serbian Sparkling Wine 2015 – Trijumf 2009 Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
  • Best South African Sparkling Wine 2015 – Avondale 2009 Armilla Blanc de Blanc Brut
  • Best Spanish Sparkling Wine 2015 – Segura Viudas NV Reserva Heredad Pinot Noir
  • Best US Sparkling Wine 2015 – Caraccioli Cellars 2007 Brut
Kreinbacjer Silver Medal certificate

Márkus György a somlói Kreinbacher ezüstérmét veszi át, jobbra a versenyt alapító Tom Stevenson

Kelet-Európából a legeredményesebb a szerbiai Trijumf pincészet lett (egyik borukat a 2014-es VinCE Budapest Balkán workshopjának vendégei is kóstolhatták), akiknek két pezsgőjük is aranyérmes lett és a Legjobb Szerb pezsgő díjat is megkapták. A Magyar Kreinbacher somlói furmint Prestige Brut pezsgője ezüstérmet nyert a rangos versenyen. Gratuláunk!
Tom Stevenson, a verseny alapítója így nyilatkozott a VinCE Magazinnak a magyar pezsgőkben rejlő lehetőségekről:
“2014-ben volt egy ezüstérmesünk a Törleytől, míg idén egy új termelő, a Kreinbacher nyert ezüstérmet. Egy ezüst évente állandó és pontos jelzés arról, hogy hol tart Magyarország pezsgőfronton, de csak figyeljünk…” 

A teljes eredménylista itt olvasható.

Tom Stevenson jegyzetei fordítás nélkül a 11 nemzeti győztesről:

Best Australian Sparkling Wine 2015 – House of Arras 2005 Grand Vintage Brut

Tasmania, Australia (75cl, 12.50%)

69.2% Chardonnay, 30.8% Pinot Noir (7.1g RS)

• Best in Class Australian Vintage Blend

Tom Stevenson comments: “Big, rich and plush, with coconut, vanilla and cinnamon aromas, and bags of soft, ripe, coconutty-vanilla fruit on the palate. So soft to the very end, yet elegant, long and balanced in its own, unique way.”

 

Best Canadian Sparkling Wine 2015 – Trius NV Brut

VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (75cl, 12%)

70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir (8g RS)

• Best in Class Canadian NV Blend

Tom Stevenson comments: “Pale lemon colour with a fresh and elegantly restrained, biscuity nose, followed through onto a light but playful, crisp and clean palate. Lovely tingling acidity. Very drinkable!”

 

 

Best English Sparkling Wine 2015 – Nyetimber 2010 Classic Cuvée

England (75cl, 12%)

51% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Meunier (10.5g RS)

• Best in Class English Vintage Blend

Tom Stevenson comments: “Medium-lemon colour. Just so fresh and inviting, yet instantly indicative of class and complexity. This is great quality sparkling with a stylishly yeast-complexed, red-fruit nose that is perfectly mirrored on the palate. A gorgeous melange of yeast-complexed fruit with gentle hints of toast and full, sweet fruitiness coming through. Long and linear with a lovely acid-line leading to a stunningly crisp finish. Superb! Drink now or in 10 year.”

 

Best French Sparkling Wine 2015 – Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal Rosé

AOC Champagne (Deluxe Cuvée), France (75cl, 12%)

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay (9g RS)

• Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Rosé

Tom Stevenson comments: “Its exquisitely pale-peach colour says it all because this is clearly a Champagne of precision, not power, and of wonder, not weight, with deliciously sophisticated, delicately yeast-complexed flavours and spot-on balance. Quite how any Champagne can be so light and yet so long is as mind-boggling as how it can be so ready and yet promise to be even finer after a few more years bottle-age under ideal storage conditions. This is super-elegant and super-refined, but to keep it that way, please leave its protective orange film in place, do not remove the bottle from its box, and store it in a cool and (crucially) dark place until you have to chill and open the bottle. As this clear-glass bottle offers hardly any protection from damaging light, particularly in the ultra-violet range, it can quickly pick up unpleasant light-struck aromas, but if you treat this wine with the respect it deserves, you will be rewarded many times over.”

 

Best German Sparkling Wine 2015 – Solter 2009 Rheingau Riesling Sekt Réserve Brut

Germany (75cl, 12.50%)

100% Riesling (9.3g RS)

• Best in Class German Sparkling Brut Aromatic

• Best in Class Organic German Sparkling Wine

Tom Stevenson comments: “Medium-deep lemon-gold colour, with a fresh yet age-mellowed, floral-petrol Riesling aroma, honeyed terpenes on palate, and fine, crisp acidity on the finish. This is very smart Riesling Sekt, and Organic too!”

 

Best Italian Sparkling Wine 2015 – Ferrari Perlé 2006 Trentodoc in magnum

Trentodoc, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy (150cl, 12.50%)

100% Chardonnay (6g RS)

• Best Trentodoc

• Best in Class Trentodoc Blanc de Blancs

• Best in Class Trentodoc Vintage Magnum

Tom Stevenson comments: “Super-toasty and super good! Restrained but stunning toasted-coffee nose, seriously good, rich, caressing and creamy palate of great freshness and complexity. Superbly balanced, with great acidity marking its long and lingering finish. So classy! Wonderful!”

 

Best New Zealand Sparkling Wine 2015 – Hunter’s 2010 Mirumiru Reserve

Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand (75cl, 12.50%)

55% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay, 1% Pinot Meunier (6.5g RS)

• Best in Class New Zealand Vintage Blend

Tom Stevenson comments: “Lemon colour with full, enticing, bottle-developed aromas of sweet, candied fruit. A complete and moreish sparkling wine that is full of fruit-laden charm, gaining in freshness and lightness as it spreads out into a peacock’s tail on the finish. Some phenolic grip on the aftertaste. Stylish, rich and fresh. Well balanced. Just begin complexity phase.”

 

Best Serbian Sparkling Wine 2015 – Trijumf 2009 Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Oplenac, Šumadija, Serbia (75cl, 12%)

100% Chardonnay (7.8g RS)

• Best in Class Serbian Blanc de Blancs

Tom Stevenson comments: “Vibrant lemon colour. Soft, plush nose, very clean and inviting. With a light smattering of blossom aromas and bottle-developed, yeast-complexed fruit in the background, this wine has rich, succulent, sherbety fruit that is fresh and glides to a crisp, with a long, zippy finish.”

 

 

 

 

Best South African Sparkling Wine 2015 – Avondale 2009 Armilla Blanc de Blanc Brut

Méthode Cap Classique, Paarl, South Africa (75cl, 11.50%)

100% Chardonnay (9.7g RS)

• Best in Class Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs

• Best in Class Cap Classique Organic

Tom Stevenson comments: “Pale lemon colour. Oak, lemon, white flower blossom and melon aromas, with crisp and succulent fruit on the palate. Good freshness and  fine, classic, creamy blanc de blancs structure that glides to a silky finish. The only biodynamic sparkling wine to win a Gold medal, let alone a trophy!”

 

Best Spanish Sparkling Wine 2015 – Segura Viudas NV Reserva Heredad Pinot Noir

DO Cava, Catalunya, Spain (75cl, 12%)

100% Pinot Noir (9g RS)

• Best in Class Cava Blanc de Noirs

• Best in Class Cava from and International variety

Tom Stevenson comments: “Pale peachy colour that is so pale! Elegant nose of fruit-forward peach and ripe pear. Ultra fruit, succulent fruit on the palate that is so light, yet long and delicious.”

 

Best US Sparkling Wine 2015 – Caraccioli Cellars 2007 Brut

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, California, United States (75cl, 12%)

40% Pinot Noir, 60% Chardonnay (12.5g RS)

• Best in Class California Vintage Blend

Tom Stevenson comments: “Bright lemon colour. Beautifully creamy and toasty aromas; so mellow, harmonious and complex. Huge acids make for a crisp palate with a seemingly infinite acid-line, yet the mouthfeel is beautifully soft and fluffy thanks to its super-refined mousse. To produce such a classic reductive style using 100% oak is a demonstration of barrique handling at its most masterful.”

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