“Grower-sparkling”

Healthy ripe grapes will make a more balanced and rounded base wine. In the case of sparkling wine, it is primarily the quality of the harvested grapes and the base wine made from it. That`s why is essential that grapes for Carassia are harvested from parcels planted and grown for sparkling wine from the beginning, after which every moment of winemaking and ageing takes place in our cellar. The quality of the final product, the elegance of our Carassia is totally on us.

Carassia is made exclusively by bottle fermentation and maturation, by the Champenoise method. What makes these wines special it’s the way these traditional varieties - pinot noir and chardonnay - express themselves in the condition of this unique place of origin which we call “sparkling terroir”. Grapes harvested exclusively by hand are fermented in stainless steel tanks after a gentle pressing to preserve their freshness and firm texture to the maximum. Base wines will then be bottled separately for Blanc de Blancs and Rosé or assembled for Carassia Classic Brut. Making sparkling wine is a series of exact decisions, from blending base wines to the length of maturation, to the balancing act of dosage and so on.

An original “sparkling” terroir, a strong commitment to quality, ingenious thinking shown by a young winemaker, and a lot of respect for nature. That's how we became the first Rising Star Winery according to the CSWWC committee.

Magic happens in the bottle

Sparkling wines are about patience and generosity. The length of maturation is determined in each case by the evolution of the wine in the bottle. Carassia is aged on lees for at least 20 months in case of the standard bottles and 30 months in magnum bottles, but this can be more depending on the evolution of the wine. Long bottle maturation is the essence of high quality sparkling made by the traditional method. During this time, the wine is born as a result of a natural “creative transformation”, endowed in the bottle with a creamy texture, a rich autolytic taste and a festive sparkle characterized by elegance, harmony and individuality.

The name / Noblesse oblige

Carassia is all about individuality. The name Carassia and the wine itself expresses the uniqueness of this place and highlights the prominent role of the place of origin: Carastelec Village. The symbol Carassia, the five intertwined hearts symbolizes the unity and friendship that the wine and the place of origin connect. At the same time, it represents the five pillars on which our winemaking philosophy is based: terroir, grape varieties, technology, long bottle maturation, and careful attention to detail.

Sparkling wines

Blanc de Blancs

Rosé Brut

Classic Extra Brut

CARASSIA 773 VINTAGE BRUT 2018

Carassia Blanc de Blancs Brut

Bright golden colour with a delicate mousse, this Blanc de Blancs Brut, matured in bottles for a minimum of 24 months, has a rich and impressive profile with fresh and delicately fruity, floral and biscuity notes on the palate. It has a harmonious structure: the perfect balance of freshness and maturity. It has an elegant taste and creamy texture; a single sip of it reveals the complexity and richness of the Chardonnay and its long-lasting ageing on the lees. The delicate and long mousse is soft; its extra-long finish gets in every corner of your palate.

AWARDS

SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2017

GOLD - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2018

BEST in CLASS - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2018

GOLD - Vinarium International Wine Contest 2021.

Variety100% Chardonnay 
Methodbottle fermented, traditional method
Ageingmin. 24 months
VineyardKiscsere
Alc.vol.12%
Dosage10 gr
Acidity7,35 gr
Bottle750 ml

Our sparkling wines are produced with the traditional method, by second fermentation and maturation in bottles. Each step of the production process – from the first and second fermentation to disgorging, bottling and labelling – is done in the winery.

Technical sheet

Carassia Blanc de Blancs Brut Magnum

Bright golden colour with a delicate mousse, this Blanc de Blancs Brut, matured in bottles for 36 months has a rich and impressive profile with fresh and delicately fruity and biscuity notes on the palate. It has a harmonious structure: the perfect balance of freshness and maturity. Rich and ripe leesy and appley nose. Fresh and citrusy with some tropical notes.
It has an elegant taste and creamy texture; a single sip of it reveals the complexity and richness of the Chardonnay and its long-lasting ageing on the lees. The delicate and long mousse is soft; its extra-long finish gets in every corner of your palate.

AWARDS

BEST IN CLASS Romanian Blanc de Blancs - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

BEST IN CLASS Romanian Magnum - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

GOLD - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2019

Variety100% Chardonnay 
Methodbottle fermented, traditional method
Ageingmin. 36 months
VineyardKiscsere
Alc.vol.12%
Dosage10 gr
Acidity6,83 gr
Bottle1500 ml

Our sparkling wines are produced with the traditional method, by second fermentation and maturation in bottles. Each step of the production process – from the first and second fermentation to disgorging, bottling and labelling – is done in the winery.

Technical sheet

Carassia Rosé Brut

Carassia Rosé Brut is a bright salmon-coloured, generous, fruity sparkling wine. Elegantly fruity, exquisite, great complexity, fantastic finish. The refined fruity aromas are intense and meld harmoniously with citrus notes and an elegant, subtle minerality. The final is fresh and smooth. Its effervescence is long-lasting, vivid and creamy. Matured 24 months on lees in the bottle.

Variety30% Pinot Noir, 24% Meunier, 40,5% Chardonnay (30% reserve wine), 5,5% red wine
Methodbottle fermented, traditional method
Ageingmin. 24 months
VineyardTóka
Alc.vol.12%
Dosage5 gr
Acidity7 gr
Bottle750 ml

AWARDS

CHAIRMAN`S TROPHY - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

NATIONAL CHAMPION - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

BEST IN CLASS Romanian Rosé - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

GOLD - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2017

Our sparkling wines are produced with the traditional method, by second fermentation and maturation in bottles. Each step of the production process – from the first and second fermentation to disgorging, bottling and labelling – is done in the winery.

Technical sheet

Carassia Rosé Brut Magnum

Carassia Rosé Magnum is a serious rosé, elegant, fresh and succulent. Peachy colour, delicious nose with lovely sumptuous mousse. On the palate, it is velvety and deliciously fresh, as well as generous and well-structured. Made from base wines harvested in the stunning 2018 vintage, matured 36 months on lees. 

Variety55% Pinot Noir, 18% Chardonnay, 18% Meunier, 9% red wine
Methodbottle fermented, traditional method
Ageingmin. 36 months
VineyardTóka
Alc.vol.12%
Dosage9 gr
Acidity6,6 gr
Bottle1500 ml

Carassia Rosé in Magnum won a gold medal, one Best in Class special award and the title of National Champion 2022 at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2022

Our sparkling wines are produced with the traditional method, by second fermentation and maturation in bottles. Each step of the production process – from the first and second fermentation to disgorging, bottling and labelling – is done in the winery.

Technical sheet

Carassia Classic Brut

This classic assemblage of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier is deep, complex sparkling with a rich and precise mousse with pronounced biscuity notes, a subtle combination of structure, length and purity. The expressive nose with some complexity opens on white flower aromas followed by fine biscuity layers, hints of candied fruits and brioche. Its texture is seductive, round and well-balanced with rich and precise mousse and a long, straightforward aftertaste. 

Variety65% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Noir, 17% Meunier
Methodbottle fermented, traditional method
Ageingmin. 24 months
VineyardKiscsere, Tóka
Alc.vol.12%
Dosage8 gr
Acidity6,45 gr/L
Bottle750 ml

AWARDS

SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2022

SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2020

SILVER - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2019

Our sparkling wines are produced with the traditional method, by second fermentation and maturation in bottles. Each step of the production process – from the first and second fermentation to disgorging, bottling and labelling – is done in the winery.

Technical sheet

Carassia Classic Brut Magnum

This classic assemblage of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier is all about elegance, finesse, and brightness, a subtle combination of complexity, length and freshness. Elegant with nice complexity and soft mousse. Ripe appley nose with straw notes, nice toastiness. Full body towards being winey. Its texture is seductive, round and well-balanced, with velvety bubbles and a long, straightforward aftertaste.

Variety65% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Noir, 17% Meunier
Methodbottle fermented, traditional method
Ageingmin. 36 months
VineyardKiscsere, Tóka
Alc.vol.12%
Dosage8 gr
Acidity6,45 gr
Bottle1500 ml

AWARDS

BEST IN CLASS Romanian NV Brut - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

GOLD - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2021

NATIONAL CHAMPION - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2019

BEST IN CLASS Romanian NV Brut - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2019

BEST IN CLASS Romanian Magnum - Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2019

Our sparkling wines are produced with the traditional method, by second fermentation and maturation in bottles. Each step of the production process – from the first and second fermentation to disgorging, bottling and labelling – is done in the winery.

Technical sheet