Carassia Rosé Magnum won a Gold medal, while two Silver medals went to the Carassia Classic Brut and the first vintage edition sparkling wine in the history of the Carastelec Sparkling winery, which is yet to be released.
A "serious" rosé
After winning the last year's National Champion title and Chairman's Trophy in a standard bottle, Carassia Rosé in Magnum won another gold medal at the most prestigious international competition dedicated exclusively to sparkling wines. Carassia Rosé Magnum with 10% red wine and a small amount of chardonnay in assemblage, followed by a three-year maturation process, won the jury's hearts describing it as an elegant, fresh and succulent serious rose.
Carassia Classic: Best score so far
Carassia Classic Brut, made by the traditional varieties - chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier - won a silver medal with a maximum score in this category. The evaluators outlined Carassia Classic as a deep, complex sparkling with a rich and precise mousse with pronounced biscuity notes.
Our first vintage is a medalist before launching.
Carassia 773 Vintage, the winery's first vintage edition, won a silver medal in the future release category. The blend comprises chardonnay and pinot noir, with a small amount of chardonnay matured in oak, followed by three years of maturation on lees. 2018 was an exceptional harvest by all accounts. It was evident that it would give us the chance to create our first vintage.
Freshness, purity, creaminess and an extremely persistent aftertaste were the qualities highlighted by the three experts of the CSWWC jury. The Carassia 773 Vintage will be launched in a limited edition later this year.
Judge Essi Avellan MW commented “We were thrilled with the quality of the whole range of wines that we tasted this year. What’s terrific is that the medal wins come from both the largest producers and some of the smallest, and from long-established to newcomers”
We want to congratulate all our region's producers on the results! It is a great pleasure that another winery from our region was awarded silver. Welcome and congratulations to Silvania Winery from Simleul Silvaniei for its first CSWWC medal. This new medal is proof that this area, the northwestern part of Transylvania, the Crișana wine region, is an effervescent terroir, the place of origin of excellent sparkling wines. We also congratulate Kreinbacher and Sauska winery from Hungary and Midalidare Estate from Bulgaria for their performance at CSWWC.
About CSWWC: Coming to the ninth edition of the competition, close to 1000 sparkling wines from 21 countries were judged this year. After the "blind" tastings that lasted 11 days, the jury composed of three world-class experts in the world of sparkling wines - Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and George Markus - selected a total of 147 sparkling wines for the gold medal and 249 sparkling wines for the silver.