Another “Oscar” to Sauska
Medals at the 10th Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships
The world cup founded by top sparkling expert Tom Stevenson is undoubtedly the most important challenge for sparkling wine producers. The results have just been announced, and Sauska estate has received a silver for its Sauska Extra Dry 2016 made of the indigenous Furmint and Hárslevelű, while Sauska Magnum Brut NV took home a gold again! (Last year Sauska Magnum Brut NV was selected the Best Hungarian Sparking Wine. This year trophies have not been announced yet.
At the 2023 edition of the contest a total of 170 gold and 218 silver Medals were awarded. Wines entered from 19 countries including Brazil, Canada and Japan. The most represented country is certainly France with Champagne, but Italy again collected a huge number of medals. From Central Eastern Europe only Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria were present, both Bulgaria and Romania with only one winery, while Hungary was represented by 5 different wineries collecting 8 medals altogether.
Sauska about the recent success
“It is a great pleasure for us to announce that Sauska sparkling wines returned home with multiple medals from the 10th Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships! This prestigious race is the world’s most influential sparkling wine competition, for which almost 1,000 sparkling wines were entered from 19 countries.
This year, Sauska Brut Magnum NV repeated its success and received a gold medal, while Sauska Extra Brut 2016 won a silver medal.
The jury awarded two interesting characters from us this year. We knew that our Brut Magnum can always show something new in terms of complexity and elegance, the secret of this in the case of non-vintage sparkling wines is the reserve wine, to which is very much our focus. And for our 2016 Sauska Extra Brut is a huge recognition for Tokaj, because this wine is a blend of 100% native grapes, Furmint and Hárslevelű. It only adds to its beauty that it has been on the lees for more than five years, a noble and mature wine – pointed out winemaker Ádám Hanusz of Sauska Sparkling Wine Cellar Budafok.”
Read our earlier article about a brilliant Sauska masterclass
(also mentioning the secret of reserve wine)