During the tenth anniversary of the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, the international competition dedicated to sparkling wines, Ferrari Trento was announced as the winner of ‘Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year’ for a staggering sixth time.
The award goes to the House that has obtained the highest number of gold medals in the competition. In ten years, the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships has been held; Ferrari Trento has won this title six times, demonstrating its high quality and consistency across all its labels.
Being awarded the accolade ‘Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year’ also confirms the extraordinary suitability of the Trentino mountains for creating sparkling wines of absolute excellence, something that Giulio Ferrari understood well over 120 years ago.
In the 2023 edition, Ferrari Trento amassed nine gold and three silver medals, contributing to the success of Trentodoc and, more generally, Italian sparkling wines. It is an extraordinary achievement when you consider that more than 1000 labels from more than 19 countries chose to partake in the competition.
Since its foundation, The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships has established a respected place in the wine industry, which is thanks in no small part to its founder, Tom Stevenson and judges Essi Avellan and George Markus, who are among the world’s leading oenology experts.
Tom Stevenson said, “Ferrari Trento is Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year for the third in a row and an amazing six times out of the ten years the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships has existed, making it the most successful sparkling wine producer on the planet!”
Matteo Lunelli, President and CEO of Ferrari Trento, added, “This award, once again, fills us with pride and demonstrates the constant quality that, thanks to the passion and competence of our team, we are able to guarantee in all our Trentodoc, from non-vintage to great Riserva. We are particularly pleased that the gold medal was awarded to Ferrari Brut and Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blancs, the symbolic labels of our company.
Another important confirmation also comes from Trentodoc, the first appellation in Italy in terms of the number of medals, which triumphs in this prestigious competition with 26 gold and 35 silver. This result recognises the extraordinary vocation of the Trentino area and honours the commitment of the wineries that, together with Ferrari Trento, contributed to the birth of the denomination and its constant growth in both quantitative and qualitative terms.”
The award will be presented at the traditional ceremony in London on November 2nd, where the awards by style and region will also be unveiled.
One final point to end this news piece on, and something that should raise many eyebrows in France, is that with 74 gold medals and 117 silver medals, Italy has now overtaken France in terms of the number of awards won!
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