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

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Sauvignon Blanc 40%, Chardonnay 60%

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.

Ca’ di Rajo Prosecco Brut NV

By 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.

Terredirai Prosecco Extra Dry NV

By 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.

Canti Pinot Grigio Brut

By Canti
Italy

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Harmonious, elegant of medium body.

ABV 11.5%

Canti Pinot Grigio Rosé Brut

By 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

By 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%

Cremant de Bourgogne

By Cave des Vignerons de Buxy
Buxy, Burgundy, France

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

Bauchet Cuvée 1er Cru

By Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 20%, Chardonnay 80%

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.

Bauchet Cuvée Origine Brut NV

By 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.

Bauchet Cuvée Saint-Nicaise 1er Cru

By 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.

Bauchet 'Seduction' Rose Brut NV

By Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 35%, Chardonnay 65%

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.

Drappier Blancs de Blancs

By 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.

Drappier Carte Blanche NV

By 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.

Drappier Carte D'Or Brut NV

By Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

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.

Vintage Reserve Brut

By Chapel Down
Chapel Down, Kent, UK

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

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.


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