Triple Gold and one Silver at this year’s Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship.
For the fifth year in a row, our Carassia sparkling wines have proven themselves in the most prestigious international field, with the strictest quality standards at the CSWWC. The outstanding results of Carassia sparklings this year reaffirm that a number of factors such as the place of origin, the cool climate of our wine region, that so-called “sparkling terroir”, a vineyard perfect for sparkling wines with minimal intervention, the long maturation process, constitute the basis of our sparkling wines’ elegance and purity.
Our most successful year so far: four samples, four medals. Three gold. One silver.
Our items submitted for this year’s World Championship are made from the base wines of the quantitatively limited, but qualitatively outstanding 2017 vintage, and the Carassia Rosé is the forerunner of the promising 2018 vintage.
The two magnums proved once again that this bottle size and the slow maturation emphasizes the elegance and complexity of the sparklings, while at the same time preserving their freshness.
The 100% Chardonnay-based Carassia Blanc de Blancs Magnum was also disgorged after three years of bottle maturation. Highlighting its rich, ripe yeast aromas and freshness, the three judges of the CSWWC Committee awarded it with a gold medal. The standard bottled Carassia Classic Brut received a silver medal.
The Carassia Classic Brut Magnum made from a classic blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, won a gold medal once again.
Carassia Rosé Brut from the base wines of the 2018 vintage, which is outstanding in all respects, was bottled for the second fermentation with the addition of 10% red wine. Its elegant fruitiness, complexity and long finish were highly appreciated by the judges. We are very happy that after our white sparkling wines, this year our Carassia Rosé Brut also jumped to the next level and got into the league of the gold medalists.
Tom Stevenson the chairman of the jury concludes “Exciting quality finds like sparkling wines from Japan, Romania, and Russia, is one of the reasons why the CSWWC exists. Another is keeping track of all the established greats, seeing if they continue to come through the totally blind process with Golds, Best in Class and then on to Trophies.”
Congratulations to the Kreinbacher and Sauska wineries for their achievements and to the Bulgarian Midalidare Estate for their impressive results at the CSWWC.
About CSWWC: The eighth edition of The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship received 1,000 entries from 19 countries around the world. After a two-week blind tasting, the three-member jury - Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Markus George - selected a total of 139 gold and 268 silver medalists, of which 3 Gold and 1 Silver will go to the medal collection of Carastelec Sparkling Winery.
The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championship