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Effervescents® du Monde 2023: the highest concentration of sparkling wines

The 21th international confrontation of the world’s best sparkling wines, Effervescents du Monde®, organised by Forum Oenologie, was held from November 28 to December 1, 2023 in Château des Ravatys, in the Burgundy wine region of France.

This annual event is unique in terms of its scope, its method and its ambition:

International in scope:

  • 19 countries 
  • 470 wines
  • More than 80 international expert judges

A strict method:

  • Compliance with the international wine competition rules.
  • Guaranteed implementation of scoring criteria for international competitions.
  • Rigorous selection of the panel of expert judges, based on experience, diversity of backgrounds, professionalism, determination of their sensorial profile and training in tasting methodology.
  • Annual assessment and grading of each taster.
  • Faultless, quality-driven organisation: limitation of the number of wines per judge, ideal tasting conditions (sensory isolation, proper tasting rhythm, etc.) and secure computer processing of results.
  • Differentiated analysis of the foam (visual) and the effervescence (tactile) of wines.

Ambition:

  • To award reliable and thus representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of the Effervescents du Monde® competition: diversity, quality and high standards.

After four days of work, the judges awarded a total of 156 medals.

Medal Breakdown
Gold Medals
80
Silver Medals
76


Top 10* Best Sparkling Wines
from Effervescents du Monde® 2023
Countries Wines Wineries

FRANCE
VMQ - Muscatine Blanc - Muscat Petits Grain - Fines Bulles - Doux Rhonéa

CANADA
Peller Estates - Signature Series - Ice Cuvée Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA Andrew Peller Limited

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Grande Cuvée Blanc Brut - CR2938 Veuve Ambal

MOLDOVA
Asconi - Uneori - Glera - Brut Alb Fcp Asconi Srl

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Grand Eminent - Grande Cuvée Brut 2018 Albert Sounit

HUNGARY
Hungaria - Rosé Extra Dry Torley Pezsgopinceszet Kft

FRANCE
Crémant d’Alsace AOC - Chardonnay - Brut Nature 2017 Meyer Eugène

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Blanc Bio Brut Veuve Ambal

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Chardonnay Brut Caves Bailly Lapierre

MOLDOVA
Maestro - Cuvée Blanc - Alb Brut A Priori Wine Srl

ITALY
Con-tré Pinot Grigio Rosé - Spumante Extra Dry Contarini Vini e Spumanti Srl

SPAIN
Cava - Ars Collecta - La Pleta Brut 2014 Raventos Codorniu
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2023 includes 12 wines.

General Trends and hight points

Top 10

The Top 10 ranking of the best Effervescents du Monde: This year Canada, France, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Moldova tops the ranking, with a noticed presence of the rosé wines. This year 6 countries are in the Top 10.

Geographical Diversity

Wide representation from all the sparkling wine regions (AOC) in France, as well as from the major high-quality standard sparkling wine (VMQ) and sparkling wine (VM) producers. The entries included wines made both with and without aromatic varietals, using traditional, ancestral or Charmat-type closed-tank methods. 60% of the wines in the competition were from France, with a majority of crémants.

There was also strong participation from Spain, Italy, Brazil, Romania and Moldova.

In France, the areas of Alsace, Limoux, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne appellation and the standard Sparkling Wine (VMQ) are significantly represented.

There was a high level of diversity in terms of the sensorial qualities of the wines

Some real discoveries were made, thanks to the tasting of rosé and red sparkling wines made with the traditional method, wines made with the ancestral method, sparkling wines made from aromatic varietal and sparkling ice wines. Low-alcohol sparkling wines also drew notice. According to the expert judges, the wines displayed extraordinary variety and richness, with complex flavours and a great deal of finesse.

Rosť AOC, VMQ and VM sparkling wines strongly increased their presence; they also won beautiful medals.

A high-quality award list

With 19 countries, this international competition offered one of the strongest concentration of geographical sparkling wine diversity.

The international expert judges observe a clear improvement of the quality for almost all the wines productions for AOC designation and Quality Sparkling Wines (VMQ).

In strong growth since 2004, England has today more than 1.800 hectares of vineyards, mainly intended to product sparkling wines.

The Effervescents du Monde competition is organised by the Association Forum Œnologie, in participation with the Revue des Œnologues.

The Services Actions Qualité company handled computer processing of all data and results from the competition.

Effervescents du Monde 2024
The 22th Effervescents du Monde® confrontation will be held on November 2024.

The 2023 results are posted at:
[Results]

Effervescents du Monde is organised by the Forum Oenologie association

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Participating Countries

Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Denmark
England
France
Hungary
Italy
Moldova
Portugal
Romania
South Africa
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland