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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. Pierre Paillard 'Les Terres Roses' Grand Cru Rose Champagne Nv
    Les Terres Roses is crafted primarily with Chardonnay and a small percentage of “Bouzy Rouge”, a still red wine made from old vine Pinot Noir. Stephan Reinhardt from Robert Parker says: “This is simply great and well-structured Rosé! You are ... Learn More
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  2. Pierre Paillard La Grande Recolte 2006
    WINNER- Champagne of the Year 2018, Max Allen A vintage champagne is the ultimate champagne in expressing richness and complexity. This is a 50:50 split of pinot and chardonnay coming from some of the oldest family parcels. The colour is golden and ... Learn More
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  3. Pierre Paillard La Grande Recolte 2008
    A vintage champagne is the ultimate champagne in expressing richness and complexity. This is a 50:50 split of pinot and chardonnay coming from some of the oldest family parcels. The colour is golden and the palate offers very refined aromas of ... Learn More
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