Sparkling & Champagne

Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it, making it fizzy. The best known example of a sparkling wine is champagne, which is exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France. Italy produces many sparkling wines, notably Prosecco; Spain produces Cava wines and in England production of sparkling wines is enjoying a resurgence. Usually sparkling wine is white or rosé but there are examples of red sparkling wines. The sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties (from the French words for 'raw' and 'sweet', respectively).

The sparkling quality of these wines comes from its carbon dioxide content and may be the result of natural fermentation, either in a bottle (as with the traditional method), or in a large tank (Charmat method) designed to withstand the pressures involved. Some regions permit simple carbon dioxide injection to achieve the desired affect.


Costero Extra Brut NV

Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Chardonnay 60%, Sauvignon Blanc 40%

Apaltagua Costero is pale gold in colour, with fine bubbles. On the nose it is clean with marked notes of white fruits, such as green and yellow apples. Clear notes of crusty bread and hazelnuts mix with a delicate hint of buttery aromas. In the mouth it is creamy with subtle flavours of green fruit and dry fruits and a long and lingering finish.

ABV 12.5%

Ca’ di Rajo Prosecco Brut NV

Ca’ di Rajo
Piave, Italy

Glera 100%

Bright, straw-yellow with green highlights. The perlage is delicate and persistent. Bouquet of acacia flowers, good intensity with notes of apple, lemon and grapefruit. It has a good structure, soft with emerging fruity notes; balanced and full bodies. It is pleasant and harmonious on the palate. This is the right wine for celebrations. Perfect as an aperitif but also with desserts.

ABV 11.0%

Ca' Di Rajo Prosecco Frizzante

Ca’ di Rajo
Piave, Italy

Glera 100%

Bright, straw-yellow with green highlights. The perlage is delicate and persistent. Bouquet of acacia flowers, good intensity with notes of apple, lemon and grapefruit. It has a good structure, soft with emerging fruity notes; balanced and full bodies. It is pleasant and harmonious on the palate. This is the right wine for celebrations. Perfect as an aperitif but also with desserts.

ABV 10.5%

Terredirai Prosecco Extra Dry 2016

Ca’ di Rajo
Piave, Italy

Glera 100%

Bright, straw-yellow with green highlights. The perlage is delicate and persistent. Bouquet of acacia flowers, good intensity with notes of apple, lemon and grapefruit. It has a good structure, soft with emerging fruity notes; balanced and full bodies. It is pleasant and harmonious on the palate.

ABV 11.5%

Canti Pinot Grigio Brut

Canti
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Harmonious, elegant of medium body.

ABV 11.5%

Canti Pinot Grigio Rosé Brut

Canti
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

A revolutionary pink fizz, that's super refreshing, not too dry with lovely delicate flavours that will set any celebration alight.

ABV 11.5%

Casa Sant Orsola Prosecco Brut NV

Casa Sant Orsola
Italy

Glera 100%

This is a fresh and fruity wine with hints of grapes, apples and white peaches, pleasantly soft on the palate. A wine for every occasion.

ABV 11.5%

Crémant de Bourgogne

Cave des Vignerons de Buxy
Buxy, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 40%, Aligoté 10%, Gamay 10%

Fine, elegant bubbles, a fruity winy nose and a fine balance between acidity and roundness. A suave, racy finish, in a word a gourmet wine.

ABV 12.0%

Perlette d'Abbaye Brut

Cellier des Dauphins
Centre Var & Haut Var, France

Trebbiano/Ugni Blanc, Sémillon, Vermentino, Clairette blanche

Vivid wine full of freshness, good balance characterised by the delicacy of its bubbles. To be consumed before meal, alone or in cocktail, serving temperature: 6-8°C.

ABV 11.5%

Bauchet Cuvée Origine Brut NV

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%

This champagne has a clear finish that is slightly mineral and evanescent. The general flavour is fruity with hints of toasted bread. When you let it breathe, this cuvée becomes even more full-bodied and welcoming.

ABV 12.5%

Bauchet Cuvée Saint-Nicaise 1er Cru

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Chardonnay 100%

Deep gold in colour and enlivened by a myriad of extremely fine bubbles which feed to a delicate and nicely white rising thread. This is a vinous, rich and generous champagne with a particularly attractive texture. On the nose aromas of brioche, almond and yellow fruit. When aired this impression is completed by notes of cereals on a musky background.. The attack is fresh with a high quality acidity which is both delicate and mellow. A long and complex finish. Blends chalky minerality that is refreshing with a certain roundness and mildness.

ABV 12.0%

Bauchet Cuvée Signature 1er Cru

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Noir 20%

Flaxen gold in colour. Gentle and steady effervescence. A vinous champagne whose effervescence is mellow with a silky texture. It displays a fine maturity as well as a certain complexity. The finish perfectly preserves the sensations perceived on the palate.

ABV 11.5%

Bauchet 'Seduction' Rose Brut NV

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Chardonnay 65%, Pinot Noir 35%

Its effervescence creates a lingering stream of bubbles that enhances the pale gold hue of this vibrant and translucent cuvee. On the nose it displays a clear balance of aromas of grapefruit, blackberry and peach. The character of this wine softens into fruity aromas. Its mellow finish lingers on the palate and invites us to prolong the experience.

ABV 12.5%

Bollinger Special Cuvée

Champagne Bollinger
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Meunier 15%

Style and quality bouquet of aromas, this unique combination of body, balance and finesse.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Blancs de Blancs

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Chardonnay 100%

Elegant on the nose and crisp on the palate, this Champagne is Composed of 100% Chardonnay from the first pressing only, which links elegance and richness together. Each bottle is signed "Drappier" in gold, the signature of a great Champagne.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Brut Nature

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 100%

Its colour is ruby gold with coppery reflections, the mousse is barely exuberant but vivacious. The nose is of freshly pressed black grapes, the aromas of citrus and red fruits. Ample in the mouth with a flavour of peach to the vines and a bouquet of aromatic herbs. Straight, lively wine without dryness. Excellent persistence on lightly spicy notes.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Carte Blanche NV

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 75%, Chardonnay 25%

Firm, rich and intense, with concentrated pear, red fruits, spice, vanilla and muting flavours and complex. The long flowerful finish has a spicy hazelnut aftertaste.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Carte D'Or Brut NV

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

A bouquet of sweet briar quickly gives way to the aromas of stoned fruits. Spicy hints announce a powerful and complex impact in the mouth. An immediately vinous ensemble on the palate dominated by ripe fruits, this brut has a natural freshness with a finish of great length. Serving suggestion – 7°C, goes well with foie gras or desserts without coffee. It keeps well for a minimum of three years.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Millesime Exception

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 65%, Chardonnay 30%, Pinot Meunier 5%

This exceptional cuvee expresses freshness and maturity, complexity and richness, all at the same time. Rich gold and grey pearl, with hints of white fruit and ripe mandarin on the nose, a fruity palate with apricot flavours. Complex champagne, quite open and well balanced.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Rose Brut NV

Champagne Drappier
Aube, France

Pinot Noir 100%

The colour can range from pale salmon to vivid rose according to the vintage. Notes of raspberries and blackberries on the nose, with notes of mandarin and pepper, with good acidity.

ABV 12.0%

Pierre Nicolas Brut NV

Champagne Pierre Nicolas
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%

A steady, creamy sparkle enhances the flaxen gold colour of this champagne with its predominance of Pinot noir grapes. On the nose, we find harmonious fruit aromas, particularly reminiscent of pears and raspberries. This is a full, round wine that leaves good impressions on the palate.

ABV 12.5%

Pierre Nicolas Brut Rosé

Champagne Pierre Nicolas
Champagne, France

Chardonnay 85%, Pinot Noir 15%

A steady stream if fine bubbles. It’s delicately pink hue is enhanced by the clear glass of he bottle. Clear on the nose, with aromas of ripe berried jams. It is mellow and soft on the palate. The freshness of this wine comes as a pleasant surprise, whiles its finish reminds of white fruit.
This elegant Rosé clearly assets its regional specificity.

ABV 12.5%

Vintage Reserve Brut

Chapel Down
Chapel Down, Kent, UK

Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Elegant aromas of red apple, lemongrass and freshly baked bread, together with hints of strawberry, citrus and quince on the palate. Crisp and fresh with lively acidity and fine persistent bubbles.

ABV 12.0%

Cremant d' Alsace Brut Cuvee Prestige

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot-Auxerrois 50%, Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 10%

This Cremant is light and dry, restrained and subtle. The palate fills with gentle flavours of shortbread and apple peel. Slightly bitter grapefruit zest and hints of citrus freshness dispersed by a lively, fine-fizzing mousse. The finish is elegant and very clean cut.

ABV 12.0%

Crémant Bourgogne Rosé

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Gamay, Pinot Noir

This is a lovely fresh but medium bodied example from Domaine Thibert. It is a real salmon pink colour with fairly subtle aromas of red fruits and a champagne like hint of biscuit and brioche. It has a persistent mousse and on the palate, fruits of redcurrants, pomegranate, red cherries and strawberries with rosewater and vanilla. The fruits balance well with the fresh acidity and the hint of tannin , you are left with a long lasting creamy, rich red fruit finish.

ABV 12.5%

Dom Pérignon Vintage

Dom Pérignon
Champagne, France

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

ABV 12.5%

Cavalier Brut NV

G.F. Cavalier
Loire, France

Trebbiano/Ugni Blanc 100%

Light, dry and fruity with a hint of creaminess and a reasonably persistent sparkle making this ideal for parties or for mixing. Drink as an aperitif or mix with orange juice.

ABV 10.5%

Cavalier Rose Brut NV

G.F. Cavalier
Loire Valley, France

Grenache/Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon

The mouth is savoury with a herb acid edge to the strawberry fruit. The nose is soft and full of red fruit aromas. A lovely rosé colour with fine bubbles and good balance. Perfect for cocktail time or sweet fruit or dessert.

ABV 12.0%

Ill Caggio Prosecco 20cl

Kingsland - Italy
Italy

Glera 85%, Chardonnay 15%

Small and lively bubbles burst onto the tongue. A smooth mousse and subtle wild apples and pear fruits exude from the palate with a refreshing lift on the finish. Fit for a celebration, though ideal for a toast on any occasion.

ABV 11.0%

Steeple Jack Sparkling

Steeple Jack
Australia

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Raspberry, cherry and peach flavours on the creamy palate with a tinge of pink, this wine has a crisp, dry finish.

ABV 12.5%

Veuve Clicquot Brut

Veuve Clicquot
Champagne, France

A lovely biscuity, appley nose and an almost apple-crumble palate gives out generous fruit overlaid with a yeasty toastiness. Great complexity and a pleasing depth. Creamy and toasty with a burst of zesty citrus fruit.

ABV 12.0%

Veuve Cliquot Rosé

Veuve Clicquot
Champagne, France

Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

With a fine mousse and dark salmon hue, this Champagne greets you with raspberry and strawberry aromas. What follows is deep, intense and strong—all characteristically Veuve. To the base of the Brut Yellow Label, winemaker Jacques Péters added a blend of still red wine from specially cultivated Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes to the blend. After three years of ageing, flavours of dried fruit and Viennese pastries develop. Though light on the taste buds, this wine is perfectly balanced and can be enjoyed with food like white fish and light appetisers.

ABV 12.5%


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