Top 10 sparkling wines of 2018

1 Törley, François President, Brut, Etyek-Buda, Hungary, 2014           

And finally, we were delighted to discover this rich, layered, bottle-fermented fizz in this year’s Sparkling Masters. Delivering huge amounts of character for just over £20, it turned out to be from Hungary’s biggest fizz-maker, Törley, a legendary name in the nation that was founded in 1882 by József Törley, who learnt his craft at Champagne Louis Roederer.

Owned today by sparkling wine leviathan the Henkell Group, this historic Hungarian brand lives on thanks to the strong backing of this major Germany company – which also owns among other brands, Alfred Gratien Champagne and more recently, leading Cava brand Freixenet.

But it’s this prestige cuvée expression from Törley, using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the 2014 vintage, that really impressed the judges for its depth and precision, as well as keen price.

Approximate retail price: £22

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