Three years ago the last victory of a French champagne at “Challenge Euposia”, France come back to the top of the SW world. The winner of the eight edition of the international “Challenge Euposia” (the first and unique blind tasting dedicated to classic method SW) is Champagne De Saint Gall. The Challenge, whose Chairman is Alessandro Scorsone, takes place under the rules and collaboration of Grand Jury Européen. This year the 24 Member of the Jury – coming from USA, Argentina, France, UK, Sweden, Germany and Italy – tasted all the 240 champions from the five continents. The Challenge took place in the beautiful scenario of the Aqualux Hotel Spa & Suite in the charming Bardolino, Lake of Garda, Verona. • Results: World Champion 2015: CHAMPAGNE DE SAINT GALL, Brut Selection Premier Cru Blanc de blancs 2012 . Best of Italy 2015: CA’ DEL BOSCO, Franciacorta Docg, Cuvée Annamaria Clementi 2006 . Best International 2015: HAMBLEDON, Hampshire-UK, Première Cuvèe NV (Confirming the past edition success). Best of France 2015: CHAMPAGNE JACQUART, Brut Mosaique, s.a. • Rosè selection World Champion 2015: Daniele Zamuner, Rosé brut Riserva La Mattarana 2006 (a boutique-winery from Verona, Italy). Silver Medal Rosè 2015: CHAMPAGNE JACQUART, France Brut Rosé NV. Bronze medal Rosé 2015: WRAXALL VINEYARD, Somerset-UK, Somerset Rosé 2013. (Click to read more)
• Indigenous grapes
This year news item is the massive participation of Autochtons SW. After last year’s victory of Cava Gramona, the 2015th come back sto Italy.
World Champions 2015 :
SACRAMUNDI, Lessini Durello Doc, Riserva 36, 2010.
Silver Medal 2015 :
QUARTOMORO, Sardegna, “Q” Brut 2009
Bronze Medal 2015:
CIECK, Piemonte, Erbaluce di Caluso Doc, Calliope Brut 2010
World Champion 2015 :
CHIARLI 1860-QUINTOPASSO, Emilia Romagna, Quintopasso Rosé brut 2012
Silver Medal 2015:
CASTELLO DI CACCHIANO, Toscana, Brut Rosè 2011
Bronze Medal 2015 :
SAN SALVATORE 1988, Campania, Joi Brut Rosè 2012
• Best of Veneto SW 2015, ex-aequo:
CA’ ROVERE, Colli Berici, Blanc de Blanc 2010 e DAL CERO, Roncà, Cuvée Augusto 2010. Per Cà  Rovere si tratta del terzo riconoscimento in tre Challenge consecutivi: un risultato riuscito sinora soltanto alla cantina inglese “Camel Valley”.
Special premiums
• Carrier Award Special Premium “Euposia” 2015:
Silvano Piacentini, Premium Wine Selection in Verona, one of the first sommeliers in charge by he city of Romeo and Juliet.
• Premium “Dino Marchi” for Sostenibility in wine “Euposia-DESA” 2015:
Champagne Louis Roederer
The Awards will be appointed in next Prowein 2016, at the DESA-Euposia stand, in a special tasting riserved to the press and International buyers. The “Challenge Euposia” 2015th edition took place toghether with American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, Consorzio Lessini Durello Doc, Istituto Alberghiero “Carnicina” di Bardolino (VR), Aqualux Hotel Spa & Suites at Bardolino (VR)