The Italian Financiary Newspaper called “Il Sole 24 Ore” published the results of the Euposia World competition held in Croatia to elect the best sparkling wine in the world. In the category White Sparkling Wines, the victory goes to France with the Vauversin Champagne, but Italy dominates in the roster of the Autochthonous.
France won the 2017 edition of the Challenge Euposia, the wine-magazine founded in 2002 in Italy and directed by Beppe Giuliano.
The French are thus confirmed to be unbeatable in the field of fermented sparkling wines. They brought home the title of world champions in this category of wines. They won the Vauvertin champagne, a blanc de Blancs made in Oger, in the Champagne-Ardenne region, from the homonymous family producing the classic method since 1640.
This is a blend of Chardonnays from 2015, which is born in a company that has been working this kind grape for almost four hundred years. The company is directed by Bruno Vauvertin together with his son Laurent and produces a grand Cru.
The Vauvertin was successful in front of an international jury composed of over 150 other champions. The president of the jury was the winemaker Riccardo Cotarella, as reported by the “Il Sole 24 Ore”, and the host of the competition was Croatia.
Italy thus remains behind France in the white sparkling wine sector. However, Italy has been able to boast the title of world champion in the field of sparkling wines from autochthonous grape varieties.
In this category, in fact, triumphed the “Sogno Dosaggio Zero“, produced in Asolo, Veneto, by the Azienda Agricola Cirotto. This wine is a spumante from the Manzoni Bianco, the grape created in the 1930s by the headmaster of the School of Conegliano Luigi Manzoni.
For the first time in history, a prize went to an organic wine, and this time Spain won with the Gramona, Cava-Spain, Catalonia, “Gran Reserva Celler Battle 2006”.
As reported by “Il Sole 24 Ore”, the event has to be considered important for all those small wineries that aim to enhance their sparkling wines made with the method originally born in Champagne.
Prizes to France and Italy came from the category of the rosé sparkling wines.
Italy won, in fact, the title with Kettmeir, South Tirol/Alto Adige; “Athesis Brut Rosé 2014” is the best sparkling rosé from the autochthonous grape variety made as Mont Blanc de Morgex et La Sall in Valle d’Aosta, with the “Charon”.
French won the Bio award with Charlot Tanneux, Champagne-France, “Rosé de Saignee”.