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“50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World – Awards & Scores 2024” Announced

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December 11th – Wine Pleasures, a leading global authority on sparkling wine, today announced the winners of the prestigious “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World – Awards & Scores 2024.” The culmination of a rigorous blind tasting process involving a panel of esteemed wine experts, the awards celebrate the pinnacle of sparkling wine craftsmanship from around the globe. This year’s awards showcase a remarkable diversity of sparkling wines, highlighting the exceptional quality and craftsmanship found in sparkling wine regions worldwide.

From the traditional méthode champenoise to the charmat method and ancestral style, the winners represent a testament to the passion and dedication of winemakers from Spain, France, Italy, Moldova, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Croatia. Gold Medal Winners The pinnacle of the awards were the gold medalists, each achieving a score of 95 points or above. These wines represent the very best of what sparkling wine has to offer, showcasing exceptional harmony, complexity, and unforgettable memories.

  • CAVA RESERVA BRUT ADERNATS, Spain (97 points)
  • ALTA LANGA DOCG VIGNA GATINERA RISERVA BLANC DE NOIR PAS DOSÈ- BRUT NATURE, Fontanafredda, Italy (96 points)
  • RESERVA BRUT NATURE ETIQUETA DORADA, Jane Santacana, Spain (95 points)
  • ALTA LANGA DOCG BLANC DE NOIR, Casa E. Di Mirafiore, Italy (95 points)
  • VEGA MEDIEN BRUT ROSÉ ECOLOGICO, Cavas Marevia, Spain (95 points)
  • GRANDE CUVEE DE PURCARI WHITE EXTRA BRUT, Château Purcari, Moldova (95 points)
  • CUVEÉ LUNAE MILLESIMATO 2019, Cantine Lunae, Italy (95 points)
  • BRUT ROSÉ, Angels & Cowboys, United States (95 points)
  • ROSA BRUNA, Cecchetto Giorgio, Italy (95 points)

the awards also recognized a number of silver medalists, each achieving a score within the range of 90 – 94 points. These wines also represent exceptional quality and value within their respective categories.

  • Ancestral: ŽLAHTINA ANCESTRALE, OPG Kuća vina Ivan Katunar, Croatia (91 points)
  • Charmat Method: RIBOLLA GIALLA BRUT, Cormòns, Italy (90 points)
  • Traditional Method: CUVEE DE PURCARI WHITE BRUT 2021, Château Purcari, Moldova (94 points)
  • Traditional Method: ESPUMANTE QM ALVARINHO SUPER RESERVA, Quintas De Melgaço, Portugal (94 points)

All the awards and scores for the 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World can be viewed here

Wine Pleasures B2B Workshops To celebrate the “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World – Awards & Scores 2024,” Wine Pleasures will be hosting two exclusive B2B workshops in Italy (19 – 21 February) and Spain (21 – 23 October). These events will provide an opportunity for buyers and importers to connect with the producers behind the winning wines and discover the latest trends in sparkling wine innovation.

Wine Pleasures, has established itself as the driving force behind the International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC), the leading global event for wine tourism professionals. The 15th annual edition of the conference will take place in Plovdiv Bulgaria 9 & 10 April.

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