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Three Tsarine Champagnes Win Gold at Mundus Vini 2023

Reims, March 2023

The 2023 Mundus Vini Wine Awards have just awarded gold medals to three Tsarine cuvées at the Spring Tasting:

  • Gold Medal for Tsarine Rosé Brut

  • Gold Medal for Tsarine By Adriana

  • Gold Medal for Tzarina Brut Rosé.

The 32nd Grand international Wine Award Mundus Vini took place in Neustadt, Germany over six days in late February. More than 7,500 wines were blind-tasted independently by more than 240 experts — oenologists, sommeliers, wine dealers noted for their knowledge of wines, and specialized journalists — from 46 different countries.

Tsarine Rosé holds on to the gold

The gold medal at Mundus Vini follows two more gold medals recently garnered by the Tsarine Rosé cuvée in France and internationally - in the international Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2022 and the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge.

Another Gold for Tsarine By Adriana in 2023

The cuvée de prestige Tsarine by Adriana, in its beautiful metallic-gold bottle, is collecting gold medals around the world. After Japan, in the Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2023 international competition, and Belgium in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Germany’s Mundus Vini has awarded this new gold.

Tsarine by Adriana is a champagne developed in the tradition of the Tsarine style, based on a blend aimed at perfect balance among the three Champagne grape varieties: 34% Chardonnay, 33% Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir. Its sugar dosage, at 12 g/l, gives it an unctuous character and brings its fruit notes forward.

Isabelle Tellier, Chef de Cave of the House of Chanoine Frères and creator of the cuvée, says “This is a flavorful champagne that can be served with an aperitif or to accompany desserts. It should be drunk ideally at a temperature of between 10 and 12°C.”

The new Tzarina Rosé already has two gold medals

After the Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2023, the cuvée de prestige Tzarina Rosé Brut, launched in 2022, has already received its second gold medal in a major international competition.

The medal is further recognition for Isabelle Tellier, Chef de Cave and creator of the cuvée, who calls it a “rich wine, with body and structure, ideal for accompanying a meal.” Tzarina Rosé can be paired, for example, with smoked wild salmon or a roast rack of lamb, and for dessert a raspberry tart.

This delicious champagne made up of 38% Pinot Noir, 31% Chardonnay, and 31% Meunier has an intense rose color that recalls red fruits like strawberries and raspberries.

Isabelle advises a drinking temperature of between 9° and 10°C for Tzarina Rosé, “not too cold, so that the aromas of its expressive nose can emerge — fresh, crisp red fruits like raspberry, redcurrant, and cherry, with delicate notes of poppy.”

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