For the fifth year in a row, Hungaria Rosé Extra Dry has won the gold medal at one of the world’s most prestigious champagne competitions, the Effervescents du Monde in France. For the fourth time, the bottle was also selected by the jury as one of the competition’s narrow elite, in the top 10. The success is historic, as Hungarian sparkling wine has never achieved such a feat before, reportsVilággazdaság.
According to experts, Hungaria Rosé Extra Dry is characterized by a playful fruitiness in style. Its purity is a blend of light freshness and “hot” bubbles. Its fresh acidity, pungent, lush blackcurrant raspberry, deep pink tones, and creamy finish are the perfect combination, as highlighted by the panel of judges.
The event took place in Burgundy from November 28-30 and brought together 470 drinks from 19 countries, and was judged by a panel of 80 internationally renowned experts.
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“With a fifth gold medal and a place in the top 10 Champagnes of the year, we are proud to celebrate the success of Törley Sparkling Wine Cellar and Hungaria Rosé Extra Dry. This extremely prestigious recognition is not just another award in a series, but a testament to the knowledge, expertise, and dedication that our winery has accumulated over many decades,” stressed Réka Kata Molnár, Brand Manager of Hungaria.
Champagne master Róbert Koczuba emphasized that they were under a lot of pressure to win their fifth gold medal in a row. “This new success is the result of a very serious team effort, if you look at the narrow professional staff, it took the precise work of about 70 people to win,” he added.
Törley is the leading sparkling wine producer in Hungary. It was founded by József Törley in 1882 in Budafok (near Budapest), and over the course of the following years became one of the leading champagne producers in Europe. By 1910, there was significant competition from other sparkling wine producers in Hungary. Budafok alone had 18 different producers operating, but the Törley plant still had the greatest market share in Hungary. The winery’s output reached two million bottles and Törley had become one of the leading brands of sparkling wine in Europe. The Hungaria champagne brand was founded in 1955 by the Törley group. Today, the Törley factory produces some 12 to 14 million bottles each year. In the 21st century, Törley has become popular in Asian countries. On October 29, 2004, The Wall Street Journal’s wine critics rated Törley’s Grand Cuvee the second best sparkling wine in the world.