Reims, October 2020
The 24th Berliner Wine Trophy worldwide competition has recognized two of Tsarine’s cuvées:
- gold medal for Tsarine Cuvée Orium
- gold medal for Tsarine Cuvée Premium.
The international competition, one of largest and most important in the world and held under the patronage of the OIV (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) since 2003, took place this year in two sessions — in February and in mid-September — in Berlin, Germany.
This year, 700 international jury members (oenologists, winegrowers, sommeliers, importers, journalists and others) conducted a blind evaluation of 14,000 wines from some forty countries.
A first gold medal for the Orium cuvée
The two awards for Tsarine add even more luster to the achievements of Isabelle Tellier, Chef de Cave and creator of Orium, a cuvée launched just one year ago:
“— This is an extra brut champagne, aged for more than 36 months in our cellars, based on a perfect balance between the three Champagne grape varieties – 34% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir and 33% Meunier.
For Orium I was aiming at balance in all its purity and at retaining the typical qualities of each grape variety while reducing the amount of added sugar to produce what we call an extra brut…”