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Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the Sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.

Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.

A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.

Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.

Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Krug are world renowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.
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  1. Egly Ouriet Champagne Brut Tradition 'Grand Cru' Nv
    18/20 Jancis Robinson Beautiful rich, fragrant nose of berries and brioche. Full and round on the palate, with a lovely nuttiness, spice and tangy acidity. Possesses gorgeous warmth ... impossible to resist. Wild yeasts only. The blend is 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. ... Learn More
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  2. Egly Ouriet Grand Cru Extra Brut 'V.P' Champagne Nv
    The "V.P." stands for Vieillissement Prolonge (prolonged ageing), as the wine spends so long on lees (this release 70 months!) "Explosively perfumed nose offers an exotic perfume of smoky apricot, orange, floral honey and toffeed nuts. This is very wine-like, ... Learn More
  3. Egly Ouriet Grand Cru Rose Champagne Nv
    Simply one of the greatest rosé wines produced in Champagne. The blend is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. "Fragrant rosebuds and wild strawberries open into glorious depth of black cherry fruits of exacting ripeness, cherry kernel, fig and mixed spice. Very ... Learn More
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  4. Egly-Ouriet 'Grand Millesime' 2009
    One of the reference-point growers in Champagne. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay from 40-year-old vines in Ambonnay. Bready and yeasty notes dominate the nose, follow by gorgeous aromas of fruits, spices and smoke. Rich and creamy on the palate with great flavour ... Learn More
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