2022 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Champs: Medal and Trophy Winners


Chairman of the CSWWC, Tom Stevenson

 

 

Long-time judge Essi Avellan MW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Medalist Charles Heidseick Brut Reserve in Magnum

 

 

 

World Champion Classic Brut NV Blend winner Louis Roederer NV Collection 242 in Magnum

 

 

 

Ninth edition of the CSWWC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world’s toughest and most prestigious sparkling wine competition, The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022 (CSWWC) is the ninth edition of the event so far, with a total of 147 Gold & 249 Silver medals awarded in this year’s competition.

While France and Italy continue to dominate in terms of the number of their entries, the diversity of entries the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships now receives from countries and regions around the world is second to none. Italy once again took the top of the leader board for the most medals with 53 Gold and 129 Silver medals, although France took home the most Gold medal’s this year with 55 Gold and 48 Silver medals.

Australia finished inside the top three for the first time in the competition’s history, followed by the UK, USA and Spain.

Tom Stevenson, Founder and Chairman of the CSWWC, commented: “Over the last seven years I have tried to encourage producers to focus their entries on potential Gold and Silver medal winning wines. That does not necessarily mean their most expensive and prestigious products. Yes, we want to taste prestige cuvées, if they have the potential, but if they consistently fail at the CSWWC and their entry-level cuvées regularly win Gold, then I try to persuade them to save their money and focus on their high-performing entry-level wines. Or submit magnums!”

He continued: “The competition has grown every year, but as each new entrant discovers how highly specialised and niche the CSWWC is, so they understand that deciding what to enter is not the same as it is for one of the big, all-encompassing competitions, thus the growth has been a case of two steps forward, one step back. Until 2019, that is, when we experienced an unprecedented increase of one-third more entries! 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.”

Stevenson concluded: “Exciting quality finds like sparkling wines from Japan, Romania, and Russia, is one of the reasons why the CSWWC exists. Another is keeping track of all the established greats, seeing if they continue to come through the totally blind process with Golds, Best in Class and then on to Trophies.”

Every year sees Trentodoc’s Ferrari and Champagne’s Louis Roederer battle it out for the Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year Trophy, which is given not by any arbitrary system but strictly according to the highest number of Gold medals won. Last year the award was snatched back by Ferrari with 12 gold medals (vs Louis Roederer’s 7 gold medals)! This year, the Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year Trophy was retained by Ferrari Trento. Ferrari led the way with 11 Gold medals.  However, there were a few contenders snapping at their heels for this award this year – look out 2023!

Below, we highlight some of the noteworthy Champagne winners. The full list of CSWWC award winners can be viewed here.

Trophy Winners

The Best in Class, National Champions and World Champions by Style were revealed at this year’s CSWWC 2022 Virtual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022 in London. All of the Champagne trophy winners can be viewed below.

World Champion Trophy Winners 2021
Award Winner
Supreme World Champion Dom Ruinart 2010 Blanc de Blancs
World Champion Classic NV Brut Louis Roederer NV Collection 242 in Magnum
World Champion Classic Vintage Brut Gusbourne 2018 Brut Reserve
World Champion Classic Blanc de Blancs Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Blancs in Magnum
World Champion Classic Rosé Henriot NV Rosé in Magnum
World Champion Classic Blanc de Noirs Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Noirs in Magnum
Regional Trophy Winners 2021
Award Winner
Best Deluxe Champagne Dom Ruinart 2010 Blanc de Blancs 
Best Non-Deluxe Champagne Louis Roederer NV Collection 242 in Magnum
 Best Champagne Dom Ruinart 2010 Blanc de Blancs
Best English Sparkling Wine Simpsons Wine Estate 2018 Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs
Best in Class Medal Winners 2021
Award Winner
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Blanc de Blancs Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Vintage Blanc de Blancs Maison Mumm 2012 RSRV Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne NV Blanc de Noirs Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Noirs Magnum
Best in Class Grower Champagne Gabriel Merreaux NV Brut
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne NV Brut Louis Roederer NV Collection 242 Magnum
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Vintage Brut Louis Roederer 2014 Brut Vintage Magnum
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne NV Rosé Henriot NV Rosé Magnum
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Vintage Rosé Louis Roederer 2012 Brut Rosé Magnum
Best in Class Single Vineyard Champagne Pommery 2004 Clos Pompadour Magnum
Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Blanc de Blancs Dom Ruinart 2010 Blanc de Blancs
Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Brut Perrier-Jouët 2012 Belle Epoque Brut Magnum
Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Rosé Perrier-Jouët 2010 Belle Epoque Rosé Magnum
Best in Class English Blanc de Blancs  Gusbourne 2018 Blanc de Blancs
Best in Class English Brut Vintage Gusbourne 2018 Brut Reserve
Best in Class English Blanc de Noirs Simpsons Wine Estate 2018 Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs

 

Gold Medal winners 2022

Champagne Charles Heidsieck

GOLD Charles Heidsieck NV Brut Reserve Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.6%)

40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Meunier (White, 9g RS)

 

GOLD Charles Heidsieck NV Rosé Reserve

Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)

40% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Meunier (Rosé, 9g RS)

 

GOLD Charles Heidsieck NV Rosé Reserve Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

40% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Meunier (Rosé, 9g RS)

 

Champagne Deutz

GOLD Deutz 2013 Amour de Deutz

Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)

100% Chardonnay (White, 8g RS)

 

GOLD Deutz 2013 Amour de Deutz Rosé

Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)

58% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay (Rosé, 8.5g RS)

 

GOLD Deutz NV Brut Classic

Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)

34% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 33% Meunier (White, 8.5g RS)

 

Champagne Devaux

GOLD Devaux NV D Rosé Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay (Rosé, 7.9g RS)

 

Champagne Henriot

GOLD Henriot NV Blanc de Blancs Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

100% Chardonnay (White, 7g RS)

 

GOLD Henriot NV Brut

Champagne, France (Jeroboam, 12%)

45% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier (White, 7g RS)

 

GOLD Henriot NV Rosé Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Meunier (Rosé, 7g RS)

 

Champagne Louis Roederer

GOLD Louis Roederer 2012 Brut Rosé Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay (Rosé, 9g RS)

 

GOLD Louis Roederer 2014 Brut Vintage Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay (White, 8g RS)

 

GOLD Louis Roederer NV Collection 242 Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir, 22% Meunier (White, 8g RS)

 

GOLD Louis Roederer 2008 Cristal Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay (White, 8g RS)

 

GOLD Louis Roederer 2012 Cristal Rosé Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay (Rosé, 8g RS)

 

Champagne Palmer & Co

GOLD Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Blancs Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

100% Chardonnay (White, 6.9g RS)

 

GOLD Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Noirs Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

53% Pinot Noir, 47% Meunier (White, 6.9g RS)

 

GOLD Palmer & Co NV Brut Reserve Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

57% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Noir, 21% Meunier (White, 6.9g RS)

 

GOLD Palmer & Co 2012 Grands Terroirs Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

49% Pinot Noir, 46% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir (White, 6.9g RS)

 

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck

GOLD Piper-Heidsieck NV Cuvée Brut Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

50% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier, 20% Chardonnay (White, 9g RS)

 

GOLD Piper-Heidsieck NV Essentiel Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

47% Pinot Noir, 31% Meunier, 22% Chardonnay (White, 5g RS)

 

GOLD Piper-Heidsieck 2014 Vintage Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)

55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay (White, 7g RS)

 

Champagne Rare Champagne

GOLD Rare Champagne 2008 Millesime

Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)

70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir (White, 9g RS)

 

Dom Ruinart

GOLD Dom Ruinart 2010 Blanc de Blancs

Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)

100% Chardonnay (White, 4g RS)

 

GOLD Dom Ruinart 2007 Blanc de Blancs Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

100% Chardonnay (White, 5g RS)

 

Champagne Taittinger

GOLD Taittinger NV Folies de La Marquetterie

Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)

55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay (White, 9g RS)

 

GOLD Taittinger NV Prelude Grands Crus

Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)

50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir (White, 9g RS)

 

Champagne Veuve Clicquot

GOLD Veuve Clicquot 2012 La Grande Dame

Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)

90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay (White, 6g RS)

 

GOLD Veuve Clicquot 2012 La Grande Dame Magnum

Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)

90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay (White, 6g RS)

 

GOLD Veuve Clicquot 2012 La Grande Dame Rosé

Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)

92% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay (Rosé, 6g RS)

 

GOLD Veuve Clicquot 2012 Vintage Rosé

Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)

51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier (Rosé, 8g RS)

 

GOLD Veuve Clicquot NV Yellow Label

Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)

55% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier (White, 10g RS)

 

Gusbourne

GOLD Gusbourne 2018 Blanc de Blancs

Kent, England (75cl, 12%)

100% Chardonnay (White, 11.6g RS)

 

GOLD Gusbourne 2018 Brut Reserve

Kent, England (75cl, 12%)

46% Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 19% Pinot Noir (White, 8.9g RS)

 

GOLD Gusbourne 2016 Brut Reserve Magnum

Kent, England (150cl, 12%)

40% Chardonnay, 33% Meunier, 27% Pinot Noir (White, 9g RS)

 

GOLD Gusbourne 2018 Rosé

Kent, England (75cl, 12%)

59% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Noir, 18% Meunier (Rosé, 10g RS)

 

GOLD Gusbourne 2016 Rosé Magnum

Kent, England (150cl, 12%)

60% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 1% Meunier (Rosé, 8.7g RS)

 

 

Hattingley Valley Wines

GOLD Hattingley Valley Wines NV Classic Reserve Magnum

Hampshire, England (150cl, 12%)

53% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir, 16% Meunier (White, 7g RS)

 

Nyetimber

GOLD Nyetimber 2014 Blanc de Blancs Magnum

West Sussex, England (150cl, 12%)

100% Chardonnay (White, 9.5g RS)

 

GOLD Nyetimber 2010 Classic Cuvée Magnum

West Sussex, England (150cl, 12%)

51% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay, 13% Meunier (White, 10.5g RS)

 

Simpsons Wine Estate

GOLD Simpsons Wine Estate 2018 Flint Fields Blanc de Noirs

Kent, England (75cl, 12.5%)

100% Pinot Noir (White, 6g RS)