Welcome to the 9th vintage of the Sparkling Wine Competition: 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World by Wine Pleasures.

Yet again the 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World competition has poped a breathtaking array of sparkling wines from around the globe. We have gold and silver award winning sparkling wines in 3 different production categories – Traditional Method, Charmat Method and Frizzante all at different price points but most within the the 10 to 40 Euro price range (Traditional Method) and 5 to 15 Euro price range (Charmat Method & Frizzante). As always,  Italy, Portugal and Spain head the tables with golds and silvers awarded to sparkling wines from diverse countries such as Argetntina, Chile, Croatia, France, New Zealand, Slovenia and the United Kingdom (England).

The Competition

The Sparkling wines are grouped according to method of production, dosage and ageing on the lees and then tasted blind by a panel of 5 judges. Judges are aware of the method of production, dosage levels and time on the lees. After each Sparkling Wine tasted, the judges compare notes and reach a consensus on a score out of 100 points. Gold and Silver medals only are awarded for the top 50 Sparkling Wines. Wine producers can label medal-winning Sparkling Wines with stickers for bubble lovers to recognise in store. The main aim of he competition is to identify, reward and promote wine quality to both the trade and wine lovers. Medals are only awarded to wines in which consumers can have total confidence.

The Results

The results are presented according to the method of production. Overall the judges found the tasting challenging, but in the end they came up with some interesting category winners. All of the winners represent fabulous quality and value and many winery names may well not roll off the tongue. Our advice to both wine professionals and wine lovers is to use the results as a means decide on which sparkling wines to choose for this Christmas and during 2021.

Traditional Method - Metedo Classico - Méthode Champenoise

Wine Score Medal Winery Country Category SRP
Giulio F. 56 98 gold Azienda Agricola Federici Italy
  • Brut Reserve
40,00
Vinha dos Amores Espumante Touriga Nacional 97 gold Global Wines Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
24,99
The Rose 97 gold Velenosi Italy
  • Brut Reserve
Gran Cuvée Gold 97 gold Velenosi Italy
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
Marquês de Marialva Bical & Arinto Bruto Reserva 96 gold Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
10,50
LV Methode Traditionelle 96 gold Booster Wine Group Limited Partnership New Zealand
  • Brut Reserve
38,00
Pier Paolo Grasso 96 gold Azienda Vitivinicola Pier Paolo Grasso Italy
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
108,00
Trotton Estate Vineyards Spectacular English Sparkling 96 gold Trotton Estate Vineyards England
  • Brut Grand Reserve
30,00
Soldati La Scolca Millesimato D’Antan 96 gold La Scolca Italy
  • Brut Grand Reserve
50,00
Little Oak Vineyard Sparkling Wine 95 gold Little Oak Vineyard England
  • Brut Reserve
24,00
Coto de Mamoelas 95 gold Provam Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
14,00
Casa Ermelinda Freitas – Espumante Blanco Bruto Reserva 95 gold Casa Ermelinda Freitas Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
12,00
Marquês de Marialva Cuvée Primitivo Bruto Nature 95 gold Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Portugal
  • Brut Grand Reserve
35,00
Tosti1820 Alta Langa DOCG Riserva Giulio I 95 gold Tosti1820 Italy
  • Brut Grand Reserve
30,00
Jasmine Monet Organic Demi Sec 95 gold Jasmine Monet Organic Vineyard Argentina
  • Dry
25,50
Il Pigro Rose 94 silver Cantina Romagnoli Villo Italy
  • Brut Reserve
20,00
Marquês de Marialva Baga Cuvée Bruto 94 silver Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
27,00
Monte Cascas Reserva Távora-Varosa Branco 94 silver Casca Wines Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
13,95
Soldati La Scolca “Blanc de Blancs” Metodo Classico 94 silver Azienda Agricola La Scolca Italy
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
21,00
Jasmine Monet Organic Black Brut 93 silver Jasmine Monet Organic Vineyard Argentina
  • Brut Reserve
25,50
Quintas del Melgaço Super Reserva 93 silver Quintas de Melgaço Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
20,00
Quintas del Melgaço Super Reserva Rosé 93 silver Quintas de Melgaço Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
20,00
La Montina Franciacorta Extra Brut 93 silver La Montina Italy
  • Brut Reserve
25,00
Franciacorta DOCG Noble Cuvée 93 silver Ca' D'or Societa' Agricola Italy
  • Brut Reserve
27,00
Valados de Melgaço 93 silver Valados de Megaço Portugal
  • Brut Nature Reserve
18,00
Victoria 93 silver Vigne Olcru Italy
  • Brut Nature Reserve
33,00
Due Zero Sette 93 silver Tenuta Maffone Italy
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
25,00
Villa Sparina Brut 93 silver Villa Sparina Italy
  • Brut Grand Reserve
18,00
Encontro Espumante Reserva Bruto 93 silver Global Wines Portugal
  • Brut Grand Reserve
12,95
Ottosoldi Ex Brut 93 silver Ottosoldi Italy
  • Brut Grand Reserve
23,00
La Montina Franciacorta Milesimato Brut 93 silver La Montina Italy
  • Brut Grand Reserve
35,00
Original 92 silver PositiveWine Portugal
  • Brut Reserve
10,89
Wessman One Champagne Brut Rosé 92 silver Sarl Maison Wessman France
  • Brut Reserve
80,00
Franciacorta DOCG Saten 92 silver Ca' D'or Societa' Agricola Italy
  • Brut Reserve
37,00
Positivo Royal 92 silver PositiveWine Portugal
  • Brut Nature
8,40
Dilà 92 silver Maeli Società Agricola Italy
  • Brut Nature Reserve
27,40
Zlata Radgonska Penina Brut Nature 92 silver Radgonske Gorice Slovenia
  • Brut Nature Reserve
15,00
120+1 Spumante Metodo Classico Pas Dosé 92 silver Societa' Agricola Montalbera Italy
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
45,00
Pedro Teixeira Prestige Blanc de Blancs Bruto 92 silver Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Portugal
  • Brut
5,75
Conde de Cantanhede Blanc de Blancs Bruto 92 silver Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Portugal
  • Brut
5,75
Franciacorta DOCG Noble Rose 91 silver Ca' D'or Societa' Agricola Italy
  • Brut Reserve
30,00
Virtus 91 silver Vigne Olcru Italy
  • Brut Nature Reserve
23,00
Verve 91 silver Vigne Olcru Italy
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
39,00
Rovellats Gran Reserva Brut Nature 91 silver Rovellats Spain
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
17,06
Gran Cuvée 91 silver Velenosi Italy
  • Brut Nature Grand Reserve
Colinas de Ançã Blanc de Blancs Bruto 91 silver Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Portugal
  • Brut
5,75
Marquês de Marialva Baga Blanc de Noir Bruto 91 silver Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Portugal
  • Brut
8,00
Casa Ermelinda Freitas – Espumante Blanco Bruto 91 silver Casa Ermelinda Freitas Portugal
  • Brut
5,00
Vouvray Brut Sparkling 91 silver Earl Philippe Brisebarre France
  • Brut Grand Reserve
15,00
Rovellats Reserva Cuvée Especial Brut Nature 91 silver Rovellats Spain
  • Brut Nature Reserve
13,55

Charmat Method

Wine Score Medal Winery Country Category SRP
Viña Cecilia Blanc de Blancs Brut 96 gold ANECOOP BODEGAS Spain
  • Brut
5,00
Flutt White 95 gold PositiveWine Portugal
  • Brut
6,36
Prosecco Superiore DOCG Milesimato Extra Brut 94 silver Bacio Della Luna Italy
  • Brut Nature
10,00
Cuvée Rosé Vino Spumante Brut 94 silver Societa' Agricola Montalbera Italy
  • Brut
9,50
Reymos Brut 94 silver ANECOOP BODEGAS Spain
  • Brut
7,50
Reymos V.O 94 silver ANECOOP BODEGAS Spain
  • Brut
4,50
Salena Estate Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 94 silver Salena Estate Wines Australia
  • Extra Dry
15,00
Tenut Sant’Anna Prosecco DOC 94 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Extra Dry
10,00
Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut 93 silver Bacio Della Luna Italy
  • Brut
6,00
Tenuta Sant’Anna Pinot Grigio 93 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Brut
9,50
Tosti 1820 Acqui Rose Brut 93 silver Tosti 1820 Italy
  • Brut
8,00
Viña Cecilia Rosé 93 silver ANECOOP BODEGAS Spain
  • Brut
5,00
Tenuta Sant’Anna Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 93 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Extra Dry
13,00
Oro del Marchese 93 silver La Fortezza Societa Agricola Italy
  • Extra Dry
7,70
Cuvée Blanche Vino Spumante Extra Dry 93 silver Societa' Agricola Montalbera Italy
  • Extra Dry
9,50
Pirramimma Sparkling Shiraz 93 silver Geoff Johnston Wines Australia
  • Dry
15,00
Prosecco DOC Extra Dry 92 silver Fondazione de Claricini Dornpacher Italy
  • Brut Nature
7,50
“Arnea” Soave Spumante Brut 92 silver Casa Vinicola Sartori Italy
  • Brut Nature
8,90
Merlot Blanc de Noir Spumante Brut 92 silver La Jara Italy
  • Brut
12,90
Flutt Rose 92 silver PositiveWine Portugal
  • Brut
6,36
Serenitaris Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut 92 silver Montelvini Italy
  • Brut
V8+ Sior Carlo Prosecco DOC Millesimato 2019 92 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Brut
12,00
Tenuta Sant’Anna Prosecco DOC 92 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Brut
10,00
V8+ Sior Sandro Prosecco DOC 92 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Extra Dry
11,00
Domaine Tariquet Entracte 91 silver SVC Château du Tariquet France
  • Brut Nature
15,00
Passerina Brut 91 silver Velenosi Italy
  • Brut
Tenuta Sant’Anna Prosecco Superiore DOC Millesimato 91 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Brut
11,50
L’Encert Brut 91 silver ANECOOP BODEGAS Spain
  • Brut
7,50
Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut 91 silver Bacio Della Luna Italy
  • Brut
10,00
Prosecco DOC Spumante Extra Dry 91 silver La Jara Italy
  • Extra Dry
12,90
V8+ Sior Piero Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 91 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Extra Dry
14,00
Col de Mez Extra Dry 91 silver Cantina Colli del Soligo Italy
  • Extra Dry
Cartizze DOCG 91 silver Bacio Della Luna Italy
  • Dry
15,00
V8+ Sior Gino Prosecco DOC 91 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Dry
11,00
V8+ Sior Toni Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG 91 silver Genagricola Italy
  • Dry
28,00
Biser Ivan Katunar 91 silver Kuca Vina Ivan Katunar Croatia
  • Dry
8,00
Claudia Moreno Espumoso 91 silver Bodegas Monte la Reina Spain
  • Dry
Reymos Versión Libre 90 silver ANECOOP BODEGAS Spain
  • Brut
11,50
Prosecco DOC Spumante Extra Dry 90 silver Bacio Della Luna Italy
  • Extra Dry
6,00
Serenitaris Asolo Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry 90 silver Montelvini Italy
  • Extra Dry
Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry 90 silver Cantina Colli del Soligo Italy
  • Extra Dry
Salena Estate Sparkling Shiraz 90 silver Salena Estate Wines Australia
  • Dry
15,00

Frizzante

Wine Score Medal Winery Country Category SRP
Reggiano DOC Lambrusco Rosso Secco “IL Campanoe” 91 silver Cantine Lombardini Italy
4,60
Prosecco Frizzante DOC 90 silver Cantina Produttori Cormòns Italy
6,80
Reggiano DOC Lambrusco Rosso Secco “IL Signor Campanoe” 90 silver Cantine Lombardini Italy
6,20
Campodelmonte 90 silver Agnes Fratelli Italy
9,20

Ancestral

Wine Score Medal Winery Country Category SRP
Chiaramonte Ancestrale 93 silver Azienda Agricola Tenute Chiaromonte Italy
  • Brut Nature
50,00