Effervescents® du Monde 2012

Friday, 23 November, 2012
Effervescents® du Monde
The 10th international confrontation of the world’s best sparkling wines, Effervescents du Monde®, organised by Forum Oenologie, was held on November 14-16, 2012 at the Lycée Le Castel culinary school in Dijon, France.
This annual event is unique in terms of its scope, its method and its ambition:

International in scope:
25 countries
660 wines
More than 100 international expert judges

A strict method:
  • Compliance with the international wine competition rules and strict application of the ISO 9002 Quality Assurance standard.
  • 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 three days of work, the judges awarded a total of 220 medals.

    Medal Breakdown (South Africa) - Top 10 Best Sparkling Wines
    Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose
    Pongracz Rose Brut
    Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruere Cuvee Rose Brut

    Medal Breakdown (South Africa) Silver Medals
    Boschendal Grande Cuvee Brut 2008
    Saronsberg Brut MCC 2009
    Bon Courage Cap Classique Jacques Bruere Blanc de Blancs

    General Trends and hight points
    The 2012 edition, 10th anniversary, has been a success, with growth in participation, showing that there is increasing interest in international, quality-based competitions: 25 countries and 660 wines.

    Geographical Diversity
    Wide representation came from all the sparkling wine regions (AOC) in France, as well as from the major high-quality and standard sparkling wine producers (VMQ). The entries included wines made both with and without aromatic varietals, using traditional, ancestral or Charmat-type closed-tank methods. 50 % of the wines in the competition were from France, split evenly between Champagne and non-Champagne.

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