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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. Krug Grande Cuvee '168Th Edition' Champagne Nv
    The 168ème Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée was composed around the harvest of 2012, a beautiful year with a low yield due to the panoply of meteorological events the region endured. Frost, rain, storms and hale all hit the vineyards ... Learn More
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  2. Krug Grande Cuvee 'Original Label' Nv
    Exceptionally rare and well kept example of the original Krug Grande Cuvee with the old NV labels on the bottle ... Learn More
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  3. Krug Vintage 2006
    At first sight, the intense golden colour promises round generosity. A very expressive and indulgent nose reveals yellow and dried fruit, toasted almonds, hazelnut, maple syrup, meringue and mandarin liqueur. On the palate it is generous, deep, ample and fresh ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2006
    $400.00 Per item
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  4. Krug Vintage 2004
    2004 is a powerful vintage that has produced an amazing Champagne from Krug. ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2004
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  5. Krug Vintage 2004
    2004 was a generous, highly expressive year following the challenging extremes and limited yields of 2003. Nature gave a breadth of choice in 2004. However it is a vintage where Chardonnay dominated Pinot Noir. The blend itself, 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Meunier, has ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2004
    $445.01 Per item
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  6. Krug Vintage 2003
    2003 was described by many as the "most challenging" Champagne vintage of the last 40 years, but Krug has made a masterpiece. ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2003
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  7. Krug Vintage 2000
    The Krug family share the credit for this wine with the expression "Vintage Krug shares the compliment with God" - a sentiment of humility that's rare in the wine trade! ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2000
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  8. Krug Clos Du Mesnil Blanc De Blanc Champagne 2004
    Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 exalts the crisp purity of Chardonnay from one of the finest terroirs in the region – a single walled plot of vines, Clos du Mesnil – from a single year, 2004. The legendary vineyard has been protected by stone ... Learn More
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