French Champagne

“Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.” – Oscar Wilde 

"Champagne! In victory one deserves it, in defeat one needs it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Champagne, synonymous with luxury, royalty and celebration, is the world's premier region and appellation for sparkling wine. Despite the colloquial use of the term to mean any sparkling wine, 'Champagne' is a protected term referring only to a wine which is made in the Champagne region in France, using the méthode champenoise, and with grapes grown in the region, the three most important of which are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. 

Champagne comes in a range of styles, from the house style 'NV" or non-vintage, to single vintages, often only released in good years, from dry 'brut' styles, to semi-dry ('demi-sec') or even sweeter, from blanc de blanc (made only from white, typically Chardonnay, grapes) to blanc de noir (made from either pinot noir or meunier), to rosé.

  • Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    Tyson Stelzer 95 points! "James Bond's choice has had a makeover and this powerful, oaked, Pinot-dominant style is now fresher than ever - one of the best winter sparkling on the shelves." Tyson Stelzer, Wine100, June 2011 Nick Stock 93...

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  • Moet Chandon Brut Imperial N.V. 750mL

    Region: France- Champagne

    Brut Imperial is a balanced assemblage of the three vine varieties disclosing a succession of elegant and harmonious sensations, a fresh maturity, supple and refined lines, inspiring well-being and an emotion which is appreciated and shared. A harmonious...

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  • Veuve Clicquot N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus go to the blending of Brut Yellow Label. Traditionally, the proportion of each grape variety used is: · 50 to 55% Pinot Noir · 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier · 28 to 33% Chardonnay These figures vary...

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  • AR Lenoble Cuvee Riche Demi-Sec N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    A deep, brilliant golden colour. The foam is dense, ethereal and homogenous with fine bubbles. Highly expressive with the most elegant of white and yellow-fruit scents, followed by dried fruit and pastry hints. Longer ageing in the cellars has given this...

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  • Ayala Brut Nature N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    Brut Nature, cellar-aged for almost 4 years, demonstrates to perfection the high quality of grapes used by the House to craft its wines, and its remarkable expertise in vinification. Being “non dosé”, its purity and precision make it an ideal partner for...

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    $69.00
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  • Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    "30% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and 40% pinot meunier. Base wine 2015, reserve wines 55%, on lees for 30 months before disgorgement in October ’17. Fuses strawberries/rose petals ex pinot meunier at one extreme, citrus and chalky/sea shell acidity ex...

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    $83.00
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  • Billecart Salmon Rose N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    Champagne of the Year!Champagne Guide 2011 96 points!"Domi's philosophy of blending rose by adding just seven percent of pinot noir red wine from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ is more about aromatic effect than colour, and this explains the exceedingly classy, pale...

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  • Brimoncourt Blanc de Blancs N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    Dr Ron Georgiou MW 97 points!“Boasting 85% Grand Cru origins, this exceptionally fine Champagne has intense nutty and mineral aromas on the nose. The palate follows in fine style, with substantial and complex wet slate minerality, layered with...

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  • Champagne Forget-Brimont Premier Cru 2007

    Region: France- Champagne

    91 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE!   "Half-and half Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this has plenty of fruitiness. It's balanced, with hints of toast contrasting with red apples and light spice.''  - Wine Enthusiast Magazine  

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    $95.00
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  • Champagne Forget-Brimont Premier Cru Rose N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2015: MEDAL WINNER   "40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. It is a rosé d’assemblage (blended rosé) that contains around 5% red wine from Champagne. Between 20 and 40% of reserve...

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  • Egly Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    James Halliday 97 Points! "70% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay from the ’12, ’11 and ’10 vintages, disgorged October ’17 after 51 months on lees. Fourth-generation vigneron, Francis Egly, assumed responsibility in ’82, deciding to bottle the production of...

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  • Egly Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny Premier Cru N.V.

    Region: France- Champagne

    "The NV Brut Premier Cru les Vignes de Vrigny is 100% Pinot Meunier from 40- to 50-year-old vines in Vrigny. The youngest release is based on the 2011 vintage and 50% of reserve wines. It is clear and spicy on the nose, where red apples are displayed and...

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    $150.00
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