2023 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Champs: Medal and Trophy Winners


Chairman of the CSWWC, Tom Stevenson

 

 

Long-time judge Essi Avellan MW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenth edition of the CSWWC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world’s toughest and most prestigious sparkling wine competition, The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2023 (CSWWC) is the tenth edition of the event so far.

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 triumphing with 74 Gold and 117 Silver medals – more than half the Silver Medal total going to Italy. Next was France who took home 43 Gold medal’s and 48 Silver medals.

England narrowly took third place on the medal leader board with 11 Gold and 15 Silver medals closely followed by Australia and Spain who each achieved 11 Gold & 11 Silver Medals for their respective countries.

Tom Stevenson, Founder and Chairman of the CSWWC, commented: “Over the last few 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.”

Below, we highlight some of the noteworthy Champagne Gold Medal winners that we at The Finest Bubble stock. The full list of CSWWC award winners can be viewed here.

 

World Champion Trophy Winners 2021
Award Winner
Supreme World Champion Rare Champagne 2008 Millésime Magnum
World Champion Library Vintage 2023 Champagne Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1999
World Champion Classic Rosé Gusbourne 2018 Rosé Magnum
World Champion Classic Blanc de Noirs Champagne Palmer & Co. NV Blanc de Noirs Magnum
Regional Trophy Winners 2021
Award Winner
Best Deluxe Champagne Rare Champagne 2008 Millésime Magnum
Best Non-Deluxe Champagne Champagne Palmer & Co. NV Blanc de Noirs Magnum
Best in Class Medal Winners 2021
Award Winner
Best in Class Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV Palmer & Co. NV Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne NV Blanc de Noirs Palmer & Co NV Blanc de Noirs Magnum
Best in Class Champagne Library Vintage Moët & Chandon 1999 Grand Vintage
Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Library Vintage Pommery 2003 Cuvée Louise Brut Magnum
Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne NV Rosé Veuve Clicquot NV Rosé Magnum
Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Brut Rare 2008 Millésime Magnum
Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Rosé Dom Ruinart 2009 Rosé
Best in Class English Blanc de Blancs  Gusbourne 2018 Blanc de Blancs Selhurst Park Vineyard
Best in Class English Brut Vintage Squerryes 2014 Brut Magnum
Best in Class English Blanc de Noirs Gusbourne 2019 Blanc de Noirs
Best in Class English Rosé Brut Vintage Gusbourne 2018 Rosé Magnum

 

Gold Medal winners 2023

GOLD Barons de Rothschild NV Concordia Brut
Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)
60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir (White, 6g RS)

GOLD Charles Heidsieck 2013 Brut Millésimé
Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)
57% Pinot Noir, 43% Chardonnay (White, 9g RS)

GOLD Charles Heidsieck NV Blanc de Blancs
Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)
100% Chardonnay (White, 8g RS)

GOLD Moët & Chandon 2006 Grand Vintage
Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)
42% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 19% Meunier (White, 6g RS

GOLD Palmer & Co. 2015 Grands Terroirs Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)
50% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Noir, 12% Meunier (White, 6.9g RS)

GOLD Palmer & Co. NV Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
100% Chardonnay (White, 7g RS)

GOLD Palmer & Co. NV Blanc de Noirs Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Meunier (White, 6g RS)

GOLD Palmer & Co. NV Brut Reserve Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier (White, 6g RS)

GOLD Piper-Heidsieck NV Essentiel Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
41% Pinot Noir, 39% Meunier, 20% Chardonnay (White, 5g RS)

GOLD Rare 2008 Millésime Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir (White, 9g RS)

GOLD Rare 2013 Millésime
Champagne, France (75cl, 12%)
70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir (White, 9g RS)

GOLD Dom Ruinart 2007 Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)
100% Chardonnay (White, 5g RS)

GOLD Dom Ruinart 2007 Rosé Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)
80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir (Rosé, 5g RS)

GOLD Dom Ruinart 2009 Rosé
Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)
85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir (Rosé, 4g RS)

GOLD Ruinart NV Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12.5%)
100% Chardonnay (White, 7g RS)

GOLD Taittinger NV Les Folies de La Marquetterie
Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)
55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay (White, 9g RS)

GOLD Taittinger NV Prélude Grands Crus
Champagne, France (75cl, 12.5%)
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir (White, 9g RS)

GOLD Veuve Clicquot 2008 La Grande Dame Rosé Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
92% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay (Rosé, 6g RS)

GOLD Veuve Clicquot 2012 La Grande Dame Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay (White, 6g RS)

GOLD Veuve Clicquot NV Yellow Label Magnum
Champagne, France (150cl, 12%)
53% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 17% Meunier (White, 9g RS)

Including some English Sparkling wines;

GOLD Gusbourne 2018 Brut Reserve Magnum
Kent, England (150cl, 12%)
46% Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 19% Pinot Noir (White, 8.9g RS)

GOLD Nyetimber 2014 Blanc de Blancs Magnum
Sussex, England (150cl, 12%)
100% Chardonnay (White, 9.5g RS)