Cederberg flies SA flag at CSWWC awards

South Africa’s best sparkling wine for 2019 is Cederberg’s Blanc de Blancs 2014!

The results of the 2019 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships were announced in London where a record-breaking number of awards were presented. A total of 41 trophies were presented from the Best in Class winners to the greatest sparkling wine producers from around the globe.

Nine World Champions, 14 National Champions, 11 Regional Champions, the Tony Jordan Rising Star Award and the Chairman’s Trophy were all presented.

Champagne, Trentodoc and  Franciacorta all went head to head in a battle for the World Champion trophies. In the end it was Dom Perignon who was finally crowned Supreme World Champion for the Dom Pérignon 2004 Brut in Magnum, with Ferrari Trentodoc taking the gong for Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2019. The Chairman’s Trophy was presented to Palmer & Co for the 2003 Grands Terroirs in Magnum, while The Tony Jordan Rising Star Trophy went to Bulgarian sparkling producer Midalidare for the Thracian Lowllands sparkling.

Founder and head judge, Tom Stevenson, said: “Every year the standard of Champagnes and sparkling wines entered just keep on getting better and better. The bar was set high from day one and the trophy count certainly reflects this. However, it is not only our mission to promote world class wines, but also to discover and reward new and exciting wines from established and emerging regions across the world, so I was particularly pleased to present Midalidare from Bulgaria with the Tony Jordan World Champion Rising Star trophy. Straight out of the starting blocks with magnums of every single cuvée produced.”

The full World Champions by Style and National Champions for 2019 are:

Supreme World Champion 2019                      Dom Pérignon 2004 Brut in Magnum

World Champion Classic Brut N/V Blend         Lantieri de Paratico NV Brut

World Champion Classic Brut Vintage Blend   Louis Roederer 2012 Brut Vintage in Magnum

World Champion Classic Blanc de Blancs      Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Blancs in Magnum

World Champion Classic Blanc de Noirs         Ferrari 2010 Perlé Nero in Magnum

World Champion Classic Rosé                         Ferrari 2013 Perlé Rosé

World Champion Library Vintage                    Louis Roederer 1995 Cristal Rosé Vinotheque in Magnum

World Champion Sparkling Red Wine             Lombardini 2018 Il Campanone

World Champion Sparkling Aromatic Wine     Cuvage NV Acquesi Asti

The Chairman’s Trophy 2019                            Palmer & Co 2003 Grands Terroirs in Magnum

Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2019       Ferrari Trentodoc

Best Argentine Sparkling Wine 2019                Chandon Argentina NV Cuvée Réserve Pinot Noir

Best Australian Sparkling Wine 2019                House of Arras NV Brut Elite Cuvee 1501

Best Bulgarian Sparkling Wine 2019                 Midalidare Sparkling Wine NV Brut in Magnum

Best Canadian Sparkling Wine 2019                Township 7 2016 Seven Stars “Polaris”

Best English Sparkling Wine 2019                     Bolney Wine Estate 2016 Cuvée Rosé in Magnum

Best French Sparkling Wine 2019                     Dom Pérignon 2004 Brut in Magnum

Best Hungarian Sparkling Wine 2019               Kreinbacher 2015 Brut Classic in Magnum

Best Indian Sparkling Wine 2019                      Chandon India NV Brut

Best Italian Sparkling Wine 2019                      Ca’ del Bosco 2009 Annamaria Clementi in Magnum

Best Romanian Sparkling Wine 2019                Carassia NV Classic Brut in Magnum

Best New Zealand Sparkling Wine 2019           Hunter’s Wines NV MiruMiru

Best South African Sparkling Wine 2019           Cederberg 2014 Blanc de Blancs

Best Spanish Sparkling Wine 2019                   Gramona 2009 Celler Batlle

Best US Sparkling Wine 2019                            Domaine Chandon 2013 Mount Veeder Vintage

The Tony Jordan Rising Star Trophy 2019          Midalidare, Thracian Lowlands, Bulgaria

Regional Champions 2019

Best Non-Deluxe Champagne 2019                 Louis Roederer 2012 Brut Vintage in Magnum

Best Deluxe Champagne 2019                        Dom Pérignon 2004 Brut in Magnum

Best Champagne 2019                                    Dom Pérignon 2004 Brut in Magnum

Best Lambrusco 2019                                       Lombardini 2018 Il Campanone

Best Prosecco 2019                                          Nino Franco NV Nino Franco Brut

Best Franciacorta 2019                                     Ca’ del Bosco 2009 Annamaria Clementi in Magnum

Best Trentodoc 2019                                         Maso Martis 2013 Brut Riserva in Magnum

Best Cava 2019                                                Vilarnau NV Brut Reserva Organic

Best Corpinnat 2019                                         Gramona 2009 Celler Batlle

Best California Sparkling Wine 2019                 Domaine Chandon 2013 Mount Veeder Vintage

Best New York Sparkling Wine 2019                 Sparkling Pointe 2014 Reserve Blanc de Blancs

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