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Hungarian Gold Medal at Chardonnay du Monde

01 April 2021

Vilmos Thummerer’s 2019 Egri Chardonnay Battonage has won a precious gold medal at the Chardonnay world championship in France.

 Chardonnay du Monde is an international wine competition where the world’s best Chardonnays are assessed. The organizers invite the best winemakers from all over the world to enter their Chardonnays in the competiton. This year’s Chardonnay du Monde took place in March and 604 wines from 36 countries were evaluated by the judges. It was at this prestigious event that the Thummerer Chardonnay was awarded a gold medal, a recognition that no other Hungarian winery managed to achieve.

„What makes this result particularly precious to us is the fact that the standards at Chardonnay du Monde are much higher than at other competitions and therefore its awards are among the most prestigious in the world of wine”, says Vilmos Thummerer, the founder of the winery.

„It really made me happy that the results of Hungary are outstanding even by international standards: having won nine medals Hungary finished fourth in the medal table behind France, Switzerland and Canada. This is a highly welcome recognition for Hungarian winemakers as it came after a difficult year that made all of us yearn for some success. I believe that we have every reason to feel proud”, he added.

Antal Kovács, Hungary’s perpetual sommelier champion has given the following description of the gold medal winning Chardonnay.

Egri Chardonnay Battonage 2019, Thummerer Pincészet

Golden yellow colour of medium intensity. The nose displays tropical fruits and juicy grapes frameworked by elegant oak notes and also spices deriving from battonage. The tightly knit palate is dry with balanced acidity, creamy texture, gentle alcoholic heat, complex dried fruit flavours and a finish that seems to go on forever.

A wine of real stature and at the same time the most outstanding representative of the variety in Hungary. This is a young Chardonnay taking its first steps towards evolution with many years of ageing ahead. One should lay down a case or two as its present state clearly indicates that this is a wine of great potential that will keep developing and display new facets as the years go by. A wine for connoisseurs looking for sophisticated delights.

Served at 13-14 °C the wine is a great match for fish and poultry dishes with creamy sauces, pasta with mushroom or roasted pork dishes.

Source: Wineglass Communication

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