The connection between CARASSIA and the Pannonhalma Archabbey is as deep as the relation between champagne and the Benedictine Monastic Order. Many doubt that champagne was actually discovered by Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk of the Hautvillers Abbey. However, the legend persists. According to the legend, at the beginning of the 18th century Father Pérignon, the cellar master of the abbey, wanted to impress his fellow monks with a new wine, therefore he opened an unfermented, sugary bottle of wine. He took a sip of the wine and cried out:

„I am drinking the stars!”

Dom Pérignon was the first ambassador of sparkling wines: he promoted with great patience this ‘badly crafted’ wine among the monks. Such great patience and generosity is the key to all quality sparkling wines. The traditional champenois method guarantees a double fermentation for the wine: after the primary fermentation of the wine, a second fermentation occurs in the bottle. This is how the elegantly sparkling wine is born, twice-born actually, just like Dionysus, the ancient Greek God.

The method of producing champagne hasn’t changed almost at all since the 17th century – hence the name traditional method (méthode traditionnelle). During the 18th century, improvements in the fermentation process have occurred, especially when the thick, dark green or black-colored, 1,6 french pint-size bottles were imported from England. Thanks to this new method, champagne has become the favourite drink of Louis XIV of France, The Sun King. Louis XIV loved luxury and splendor. He was the one who introduced the concept of breakfast with champagne to France. This is how sparkling wine started its journey to become the most desired drink of the upper classes. Today, it is still the symbol of success, celebration and glory.

Sparkling wines

Blanc de Blancs Brut


A bright golden colour with a delicate mousse, this Blanc de Blancs Brut, matured in bottles 22 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.

After 2017` Edition Silver Medal, Carassia Blanc De Blancs Brut won a Gold Medal at The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2018, and get a Best in Class Special Award. Carassia Blanc de Blancs in Magnum won a Silver Medal at CSWWC2019.


Variety Chardonnay 100%
Method bottle fermented, traditional method
Ageing 22 months
Vineyard Kiscsere
Alc.vol. 12%
Dosage 7 gr
Acidity 7,3 gr
Bottle 750 ml

After last years` Silver Medal, Carassia Blanc de Bancs Brut won a Gold Medal at Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2018.

Our sparkling wines are produced strictly in line with the traditional method: that is 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 on the spot, with the help of the most modern equipment.

Rosé Brut


Carassia Rosé Brut is a bright salmon-coloured, very generous, fruity sparkling wine. The elegant and subtle bouquet reveals fruity and delicate notes of raspberry, wild strawberries and ripe cherry. On the palate, it is velvety and deliciously fresh, as well as generous and well-structured. The refined fruity aromas are intense and blend harmoniously with citrus notes and an elegant, subtle minerality. The final is fresh and smooth. Its effervescence is long-lasting, vivid and creamy.


Variety Pinot Noir 100%
Method bottle fermented, traditional method
Ageing 22 months
Vineyard Tóka
Alc.vol. 12%
Dosage 5 gr
Acidity 7 gr
Bottle 750 ml

Carassia Rosé Brut won Silver Medal at The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017.

Our sparkling wines are produced strictly in line with the traditional method: that is 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 on the spot, with the help of the most modern equipment.

Classic Brut


This classic assemblage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is all about elegance, finesse, and brightness, a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity. The expressive, subtle and fresh nose open on white flowers aromas followed by an elegant fruity ambience with notes of white peach, hints of citrus fruits and brioche. Its texture is seductive, round and well balanced with velvety bubbles and a long, straightforward aftertaste.


Variety 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Method bottle fermented, traditional method
Ageing 22 months
Vineyard Kiscsere, Tóka
Alc.vol. 12%
Dosage 6 gr
Acidity 7,4 gr
Bottle 750 ml

The Carassia Classic Brut in Magnum won a Gold Medal at The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship 2019, two Best in Class distinctions and the National Champion Trophy as the Best Romanian Brut Sparkling Wine and The Best Romanian Sparkling in Magnum. Our sparkling wines are produced strictly in line with the traditional method: that is 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 on the spot, with the help of the most modern equipment.