The seventh edition of what is considered the world championship of sparkling wines, namely "The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2020" will certainly be remembered for the Italian sparkling wine, and in particular from Emilia.
A Lambrusco di Sorbara, in fact, won first place in the "World Champion Sparkling Red Wine" category . This is the Lambrusco di Sorbara DOP White Label of the Zucchi company . A Charmat method that particularly impressed the jury, composed as every year by Tom Stevenson , creator of the competition and one of the greatest experts in the world of champagne and sparkling wines, together with the Master of Wine Essi Avellan and Simon Stockton . The sparkling wine of the company based in San Prospero, in the province of Modena, was in fact also awarded the title of "Best Lambrusco 2020" and that of "Best in Class Lambrusco Red Brut".
This year the competition broke all records in terms of participation - more than 1000 entries from over 30 countries around the world - and for the first time saw Italy overtake France in the final medal table, equalizing the number of golds, 47 each, and clearly detaching the cousins from beyond the Alps in the calculation of silver with 111 medals to 42. Excellent final result for the Emilian Lambrusco which also collected 12 medals , 3 gold and 9 silver, confirming itself as one of the most important and popular Italian bubbles.
" We are very happy and proud both for the victory of a Lambrusco di Sorbara in the absolute category dedicated to red sparkling wines, and for the excellent results achieved by our bubbles in general " says Claudio Bondi, president of the Consortium for the Protection of Lambrusco di Modena . " Looking through the list of awarded wines, the heterogeneity of our wines stands out, taking on different characteristics according to the varieties used and the territories in which they are grown ".
Among the 3 gold medals we find once again the Lambrusco di Sorbara White Label 2019 from the Zucchi Winery and then the Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce 2019 Tradition from the Cantina di Santa Croce and the Lambrusco di Sorbara Leclisse 2019 from the Paltrinieri company. Among the 9 silver medals we find the Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Canova Secco by Fattoria Moretto , the Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Vini del Re by Cantina Settecani , the Lambrusco di Sorbara 2018 Baby Magnum by Marchesi di Ravarino , the Cuvée Brut Metodo Classico Magnum by Francesco Bellei , the Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso All'Antica by Alfredo Bertolani , the Lambrusco Grasparossa from Castelvetro Operapura by Opera | 02 , the Lambrusco di Sorbara 923 Terre della Verdeta from the Cantina di Carpi and Sorbara , the Colli di Scandiano and Cannossa Lambrusco Grasparossa Codarossa di Albinea Canali and finally the Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro 2019 Bruno Zanasi from the Zanas i winery.