Pinot/Chardonnay, Champagne, France

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. Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee Sainte Anne Brut NV
    Cépages: 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier Assemblage: 60% 2016 base, 40% from 2015 & 2014 Vineyard/Village: From the village of Merfy Malo: Partial Elevage: 40% Stainless Steel, 60% Oak barrel En Tirage Aging: 24 months ... Learn More
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  2. Charles Heidsieck Reserve Brut Nv
    The base wine is equal parts pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier from the'07 vintage, and 40% reserve wine is added prior to the wine being bottled for its second fermentation. The reserve wine has an average age of 10 years, so ... Learn More
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  3. Chartogne-Taillet Brut Rose NV
    The NV Brut Le Rosé is another attractive Champagne from Alexandre Chartogne. Creamy and supple, the Rosé offers good up-front appeal, if not quite the persistence or energy of the very best wines in the range. I would prefer to ... Learn More
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  4. Champagne Jacquinot 'Symphonie Millesime' 2007
    Made by 4th generation producer Jean-Manuel Jacquinot. This is a Pinot Noir dominant Blend ... Learn More
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  5. Champagne Jacquinot 'Symphonie Rose Millesime' 2013
    Jean-Manuel Jacquinot obtained a degree in Oenology at the esteemed University of Reims. After this he became trainee oenologist at the world famous house of Veuve Clicquot. Today, Jean-Manuel has over 20 years of experience in making Champagne, is a Member ... Learn More
  6. Canard Duchene Charles Vii Blanc De Noirs  
Nv Champagne
    Charles VII Blanc de Noirs NV is made from an exclusive blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. On the nose, pronounced aromas of summer fruits and preserved fruits combine with spicy notes. On the palate, the Champagne's maturity and ... Learn More
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  7. Champagne Deutz Brut Vintage 2010
    Deutz Brut Vintage is created in only the best years when a vintage is declared. The wines are blended from the finest crus and age at least three years on lees - one year more than required - in order ... Learn More
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  8. Henriot Rose Brut Nv Champagne
    Salmon pink with copper highlights. Fine, persistent effervescence. Intense, complex and pleasantly fruity, the nose reveals aromas of red berry fruit (raspberry, strawberry) and freshly squeezed citrus fruit (pink grapefruit, mandarin), then light vegetal fragrances (blackcurrant buds) and floral scents ( ... Learn More
  9. Bollinger Rose Nv
    62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus. To the nose: The nobility of red berries: hints of red currant, cherry and wild strawberry; a spicy touch, not unlike Special Cuvée. On the palate: A subtle combination of ... Learn More
    Bollinger Rose Nv
    $125.00 Per item
  10. Duval Leroy Rose Prestige Brut Nv Champagne
    The Rosé Prestige plays on themes of harmony and seduction in a modern context. Its bottle, with its bronze tints and delicate curves, holds a shower of pink-gold stars which has become a paradigm. The delicacy of its bubbles, a ... Learn More
  11. Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage Rose 2015
    In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest ... Learn More
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  12. Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rose 2013
    In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest ... Learn More
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  13. Sparkling Selection
    A fantastic selection of sparkling wines from around the world. The perfect way to celebrate Summer!
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  14. Laherte Freres 'Les Clos' Extra Brut Nv
    [The small village of Chavot, in the Coteaux Sud d’Épernay]... is also home to the Laherte family, whose 10ha estate is a model of what can be achieved in less well-known terroirs by careful study of the soil, a ... Learn More
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  15. Henriot Brut Millesime 2008
    Fresh as a daisy and light as a feather, this blend of Premier and Grand Crus adds takes this great vintage year, which also marks the 200th anniversary of Maison Henriot ; 1808 – 2008, to even dizzier heights. Clear, gold and sparkling in ... Learn More
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  16. Charles Heidsieck Rose Nv
    This wine is a tour de force in rosé wine making - it just makes perfect sense. They only use a base wine that's at least 7-8 years old, in this case, they have used 80% of the 2008 vintage with the ... Learn More
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  17. Charles Heidsieck Vintage Brut 2012
    Charles Heidseick Vintage 2006, (60% Pinot Noir, 40 % Chardonnay) is by all accounts testiment to what was claimed as an exceptional vintage in champagne and Charles Heidsieck. Early signs of quality were assured when harvest started in climatically perfect picking conditions. On both ... Learn More
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  18. Dom Perignon Vintage 'David Lynch Collectors Edition' 2003
    The 2003 is one of the most unusual Dom Perignons, going back to 1952. 2003 was a torrid vintage across northern Europe, especially during the critical month of August, when temperatures remained very hot for well over a month. The harvest was the ... Learn More
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  19. Champagne Drappier Reserve De L'Oenotheque 2002
    The history of the Drappier family began in the 13th century, when Saint Bernard constructed a building in Urville that would become the Abbey Clairvaux. The Carte d'Or is one of Drappier's most famous Cuvee's. The Reserve de l'Oentheque is ... Learn More
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  20. 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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  21. Taittinger 'Comtes De Champagne' Blanc De Blancs 2005
    2005 has produced a vintage of Champagne Clovis Taittinger himself adores, he has referred to this vintage as 'blissful poison'. You do not want to stop drinking it. ... Learn More
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  22. Dom Perignon Vintage 2004
    The 2004 vintage leaves its mark on the history of Dom Pérignon for its ease and generosity. In contrast with the year before, vine growth was regular and progressed without incident, while the bunches were of a significant number and ... Learn More
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  23. Billecart Salmon 'Extra Brut' 2008
    Extra Brut Vintage was conceived in 2004, a good vintage but without the structure required for the Nicolas François label. Hence it was effectively declassified and released as Extra Brut Vintage. Both labels were produced in 2006, 2007 and 2008. To distinguish it ... Learn More
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  24. Pol Roger 'Winston Churchill' 2012
    Champagne Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvée in homage to Sir Winston Churchill mindful of the qualities that he sought in his champagne : robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity. The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret ... Learn More
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  25. Louis Roederer Cristal 2013
    2013 was characterised by a particularly late growing cycle. A seemingly endless winter was followed by a very cool, late spring. We had to wait until the start of July for flowering to begin - something we hadn’t seen in ... Learn More
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  26. Louis Roederer Cristal 2012
    98/100, Antonio Galloni - "In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage ... Learn More
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  27. 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
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  28. Krug Vintage 2004
    2004 is a powerful vintage that has produced an amazing Champagne from Krug. ... Learn More
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    $409.99 Per item
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  29. 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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  30. 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
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  31. Louis Roederer Cristal 2007
    Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics alone are captivating, ... Learn More
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  32. Krug Vintage 2008
    The year 2008 was one of Champagne’s coolest in 14 years, and also one of the region’s least sunny in almost half a century. It was a classic northern climate, one that has not been seen much since. Rainfall was ... Learn More
    Krug Vintage 2008
    $525.00 Per item
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  33. 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
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    $538.00 Per item
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  34. Armand De Brignac Gold 'Ace Of Spades' Nv
    Ace of Spades is a highly regarded label that is almost impossible to find ... Learn More
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  35. Dom Perignon 'P2 Plentitude' 1998
    1998 saw the first introduction of the P2 Plentitude, previously named Oenotheque. This expression of Champagne is when the wine is left on lees until it reaches it's 2nd stage of maturity. ... Learn More
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  36. Dom Perignon Vintage Rose 1998
    Dom Pérignon is the most famous name in the world of Champagne. It's iconic history has permeated into global popular culture, yet still retains it's standing as the pre-eminent producer of Champagne. This 1998 Rosé has been considered the 'lovers' ... Learn More
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  37. Champagne Drappier Reserve De L'Oenotheque 1979
    The history of the Drappier family began in the 13th century, when Saint Bernard built a block of flats in Urville for the Abbey Clairvaux. The Carte d'Or is one Drappier's most famous Cuvee's. The Reserve de l'Oentheque is a ... Learn More
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  39. Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012
    Intense, refreshing, and exceptionally precise, the bouquet reveals a comprehensive and complex range of flavours—the ensemble is silky, full-bodied, luscious, and light, with a wonderful aromatic purity. - Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master A blend of around 55% Pinot noir ... Learn More
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  40. Armand De Brignac Pink 'Ace Of Spades' Nv
    Ace of Spades is a highly regarded label that is almost impossible to find ... Learn More
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