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Effervescents® du Monde 2021: the highest concentration of sparkling wines

The 19th international confrontation of the world’s best sparkling wines, Effervescents du Monde®, organised by Forum Oenologie, was held from November 30 to December 3, 2021 in Château de Pierreclos, 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:

  • 20 countries 
  • 490 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 160 medals.

Medal Breakdown
Gold Medals
52
Silver Medals
108


Top 10* Best Sparkling Wines
from Effervescents du Monde® 2021
Country Wine Winery

ITALY

Lazio IGT - Oppidum - Moscato Spumante  Brut 2020

Cantina Sant'Andrea Az. Agricola

FRANCE
Crémant d'Alsace AOP - Arthur Metz - Chardonnay Brut Arthur Metz

BULGARIA
Nova Zagora Pdo - Edoardo Miroglio - EM - Brut Rosè 2016 Edoardo Miroglio Eood

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Virtuose Brut Domaine Roland Van Hecke

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Bailly Lapierre - Vive-la-Joie Brut 2013 Caves Bailly Lapierre

MOLDAVIA
Cuvée de Purcari - Alb Brut - 15.3 Vinaria Purcari

SPAIN
Cava - Segura Viudas - Rosé Brut Segura Viudas

CANADA
Trius Brut Rosé - Niagara Peninsula VQA Andrew Peller Limited

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Bailly Lapierre - Vive-la-Joie Brut 2014 Caves Bailly Lapierre

PORTUGAL
Beira Atlantico IG - Marquês de Marialva - Baga Rosé Bruto Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede

FRANCE
Crémant de Loire AOP - Lacheteau - Rosé Brut Société Lacheteau

SWITZERLAND
Valais AOC - Jacques Germanier - Brut Millésimé - Blanc de Blancs Réserve 2014 Germanier - Cave du Tunnel

GREECE
Mantinia Pdo - Amalia - Vintage Extra Brut 2017 Ktima Tselepos & Co

HUNGARY
Hungaria - Rosé Extra Dry Torley Pezsgopinceszet

FRANCE
Crémant de Bourgogne AOC - Victorine de Chastenay Blanc Brut La Cave des Hautes Côtes
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2021 includes 15 wines.

General Trends and hight points

Top 10

The Top 10 ranking of the best Effervescents du Monde: This year Italy, France and Bulgaria tops the ranking, with a noticed presence of the Crémants from Burgundy. This year 10 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, Moldova and Switzerland.

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 20 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 2022
The 20th Effervescents du Monde® confrontation will be held on November 2022.

The 2021 results are posted at:
[Results]

Effervescents du Monde is organised by the Forum Oenologie association

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Participating Countries

Belgium
Bulgaria
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Denmark
England
France
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Moldavia
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey