Lunetta Prosecco 75cl
A deliciously light and fruity Prosecco with hints of apple and peach on the nose and a fresh, softly sparkling palate with characters of soft ripe stone fruits.
Serve chilled as an aperitif or celebration wine. Also goes well with Italian panettone.
Gremillet Champagne Brut
Sophie Baron, Grand Réserve Brut
The Meunier dominant blend gives richness and red berry fruit to this crisp and lively Champagne.
Charly-sur-Marne lies a mere 50 kilometres east of Paris along the Vallée de la Marne subregion. The Baron family owns 38 hectares of sustainably managed vineyards that are largely planted with Meunier, the dominant grape in the region.
The Grand Réserve is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and undergoes malolactic fermentation to give it roundness. It is aged on its lees for three years and has a balanced dosage of 10g/l residual sugar.
Sophie Baron Champagne comes from a family run property in Charly-sur-Marne. The Champagne is named after Sophie, the daughter of the founders Gabriel and Dolorès. She joined the property in 1982 and works alongside her winemaker brother, Ignace.
Chateau Montcontour, Vouvray Brut
Pale yellow with green hints. A fresh nose, with white flowers, brioche and apple aromas. Harmonious palate with a nice acidity and finesse. 100% Chenin Blanc.
Piper-Heidsieck, Cuvée Brut
The signature cuvée of the Piper-Heidsieck House is a round and vibrant non-vintage Cuvée Brut recalling the rich variety of its blend of 100 crus from across the patchwork of Champagne vineyards.
This wine is pale golden in colour. On the nose, there are intense notes of almonds and fresh hazelnuts, with flavours of fresh pear and apple with a delicate hint of citrus. It is lively and light with added depth from the Pinot Noir, creating beautiful balance.
- Feature(s): Vegan, Vegetarian
JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset, `JCB No. 21` Crémant de Bourgogne Brut
No. 21 is an unusual blend of grapes, which create a sparkling wine with a lovely fresh and fruity nose with almond and white flower aromas. 40% Pinot Noir , 35% Chardonnay, 20% Gamay, 5% Aligoté
Pale and vibrant in colour, the JCB No. 21 Crémant boasts aromas of citrus fruits, almonds and white flowers on the nose. The palate has refreshing and lifted acidity, coupled with a lovely, rich texture from the lees ageing.
São João Sparkling Rosé - Beiras, Portugal
Caves São João has one of the oldest cellars in Portugal which reflects their history and reputation in Portugal. Founded in 1920, they are now preparing to celebrate their centenary celebrations.
Produced using the champagne method we've always been a big fan of Portuguese fizz, especially when it comes to value for money. Brimming with red fruits & apple it has a subtle creaminess too, a characteristic of champagne, from time spent on its lees.
An easy drinking sparkling that matches very well with food such as venison terrine, canapés, Asian food, pâtés and desserts.
Digby, Non Vintage Brut
Vibrant yet understated, this fizz is in its element when celebrating one of life’s big moments - like Mothers Day!. An engaging expression of Digby’s house style, it stems from England’s most luscious Pinot Noir with rich, aged Chardonnay and plummy Pinot Meunier.
The Pinot Noir at the core of the Non-Vintage blend is bold and brassy, quite a character and was expressive even as the juice was running off the press. This is complimented by aged Chardonnay reserve wines which have spent an additional 1.5 years on the lees, which helps to retain the vitality at the heart of Digby’s house style while bringing a mellow richness to the blend. The addition of Pinot Meunier helps to keep the whole affair light and on its toes.
Vegetarian & Vegan.
Piper-Heidsieck, Champagne Rosé Sauvage
An unusually large proportion of red wines gives this Rosé champagne its unique personality. Adopting an audacious stance reflecting the values of the House, this cuvée is a structured “gastronomic” wine.
This wine is deep scarlet red in colour. On the nose, there are aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and strawberry. On the palate, there are notes of ripe orange with hints of saffron and a lively acidity. It is well-balanced with a long, smokey finish.
The vineyards are located in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Aube and Vallée de la Marne.
Bride Valley, Dorset Crémant
This wine has a fresh light yellow colour touched with hints of lemon. The continuous pin-prick bubbles show the bottle fermented effervescence. The Crémant has a much less aggressive fizz and because of this it gently slides onto the palate which a fantastic creamy expression which is then backed by hints of white flowers and white summer fruits.
Specific clones were selected on the advice of Pierre-Marie Guillaume, the owner of France's top nursery in Charcenne (east of Dijon). After intense analysis, seven Chardonnay clones (55% of the plantings), four Pinot Noir clones (25%) and two Meunier clones (20%) were selected. The vines are planted on south and south west facing slopes. In addition, 1,000 Italian Alder trees were planted to act as a natural windbreak to the breezes coming from the Jurassic Coast, four miles to the south. Bride Valley has been sustainably farmed for centuries and although the grapes are not certified organic, the vineyard continues to follow organic principles.
The first English "Crémant" is a blend of the 2015 and 2016 vintages, produced from the Champagne trio of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Meunier. The wine was initially fermented in stainless steel, then transferred to bottle for the second fermentation according to the traditional method. It has shorter lees ageing, lower pressure, and a slightly higher dosage than other Bride Valley wines to produce a creamy texture worthy of the name.
Steven Spurrier and his wife Arabella are behind Bride Valley, located in West Dorset. Steven, while running Les Caves de la Madeleine and L'Academie du Vin in Paris in the 1980s, had soil (chalky) samples from Arabella's 80 hectare estate tested and the results came back: "very similar to Champagne". This is not surprising because the village of Kimmeridge is just 24 miles as the crow flies from Bride Valley. After two decades and three visits from Boisset's sparkling wine expert, Georges Legrand, vines were planted on the best sites in the bowl of the amphitheatre-like estate. Three hectares were planted in 2009, rising to a total of 10 hectares in 2013 when planting was completed.