On the occasion of the 39th edition of the ” International Wine Challenge ” in London, Cyril Brun , Cellar Master of Maison Charles Heidsieck was elected “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year”.
Joined Charles Heidsieck 8 years ago, this is the second time that Cyril Brun has received this distinction, which he had already been awarded in 2019. A pride shared by all the teams as the House celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of its founder and the return of the famous vintage Champagne Charlie.
The IWC is a British competition held every year since 1984 and claims to be the most serious wine competition. Several hundred IWC judges, headed by half a dozen co-presidents, blind taste approximately 13,000 wines from 52 producing countries, including nearly three hundred cuvées of champagne.
IWC’s evaluation process evaluates each wine “blind” and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Each IWC medal-winning wine is tasted on at least three separate occasions by a minimum of 2 juries tasting together, then tasted by 2 co-chairs to verify the results of the jury.
The IWC judging teams include international wine industry experts and influencers, business decision makers, buyers and masters of wine. Since the creation of IWC, the various Charles Heidsieck cellar masters have received this envied title 14 times, paying tribute to their talent and dedication.
The House’s wines also did well. 4 wines from the Charles Heidsieck range were rewarded: the Blanc des Millénaires 2007, Medal of Gold with 96 pts, and title of “Wine Winner” for its category. The Rosé Millésimé 2008: Gold medal with 96 pts, and title of “Wine Winner” for its category. The Brut Réserve: Gold medal with 95 pts and the Blanc de Blancs: Gold medal with 95 pts.