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With their consistent style, availability and prestige, big Champagne Houses such as Laurent-Perrier and Pol Roger (who are family-owned), have built up Champagne’s incredible reputation and this has made it one of the most famous and emulated wines on Earth. These larger producers are able to promote the Champagne brand overseas, support smaller producers by buying their grapes and innovate by playing with fermentation in oak, dosage (very dry) styles and organic viticulture. The smaller producers, therefore are very fond of their big brothers… But what about the little brothers? Well, we wuv them, big time.

We especially wuv ‘Grower Houses’, such as Pierre Gimonnet, Drappier and Antoine Remy, who grow the grapes and make the wine themselves, rather than buying in the grapes or the wine to create a blend. H Blin is a co-op of growers that works on a similar principle. These Growers also sell their grapes on, but are doing this less and less as demand for Grower Champagne grows. Happy days. The other great thing about smaller and lesser known outfits is that they invest all their efforts and finances on making the best wine they can from their vineyards, which results in very good value wine with a strong sense of place. So what about the stuff in the bottle? Well, it is composed of one, two or all of the following grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and, traditionally, Houses would create a blend of these, without being steered by which grapes grew locally. However, the past 10 years or so has seen producers making the most of the grapes that thrive in their vicinity. Pierre Gimmonet, for example, are situated on the Côtes des Blancs and so exclusively use Chardonnay, which thrives there. H Blin use a lot of Pinot Meunier, which does well in the Vallée de la Marne and Drappier, based in Urville, which predominantly uses Pinot Noir. Drappier also use historic grape varieties such as Arbane, Petit Meslier, Fromenteau and Blanc Vrai, which have lower yields but exceptional character – and look set to make a comeback (hooray!) That’s all from us, all you have to do now is decide what’s for breakfast.

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  • Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne

    £43.00

    £43.00

    Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV is available to buy online from our range of Champagne. Fast UK delivery.
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    £44.00

    £44.00

    The label correctly signifies the brilliance within: rich yet dry, mousse-y yet elegant, yeasty yet citrusy, it’s one healthy animal.
  • Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    £30.00

    £30.00

    Champagne Ayala's Brut Majeur combines delicate minerality with precision of fruit and a charmingly long finish.
  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    £43.00

    £43.00

    Its name precedes it and its quality is preceded by few. Delicate yet complex, fresh yet well-balanced, with charming jasmine, vine peach and lemon rose notes.
  • Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV Champagne

    Now £42.00

    Was £52.00

    £42.00

    LP’s Ultra Brut is dry as they come. As well as being bracing and cleansing, though, the LP Ultra Brut has gentle floral and mineral aromas that tame the Brut nicely.

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  • Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée NV Champagne France

    Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée NV Champagne

    Now £27.75

    Was £37.00

    £27.75

    The story goes that in 1930 the director of the then famous Paris restaurant 'la Samaritaine de Luxe' challenged Vict...
  • Canard Duchene Parcelle 181

    Canard-Duchêne Parcelle 181 Extra Brut NV Champagne

    Now £25.00

    Was £34.00

    £25.00

    The history of humanity is defined by great love affairs; Romeo & Juliet (okay it's fictional), Richard & Judy (they'...
  • Champagne Philippe Guidon Brut Rosé NV

    Champagne Philippe Guidon Brut Rosé NV

    Now £22.95

    Was £27.00

    £22.95

    There's something inherently hedonistic about pink champagne, something inescapably self indulgent. And why not? Wha...
  • Crémant de Bourgogne 'Blanc de Blancs' Cave de Lugny NV
    If you're one of those for whom the presentation value and the a-la-Francaise element of a Champagne are essential bu...
  • Filipa Pato '3B' Blanc de Blancs' 2013

    Filipa Pato '3B' Blanc de Blancs' 2013

    Now £13.50

    Was £15.00

    £13.50

    We feel a strong kinship with Filipa Pato. We imagine ourselves as having a kind of Bonnie and Clyde-type relationshi...
  • Heidsieck Monopole Silver Top Brut NV Champagne

    Heidsieck Monopole Silver Top Brut NV Champagne

    Now £20.00

    Was £35.00

    £20.00

    Silver. One of the human race's most cherished precious metals. There's something entrancing about its cool colour an...
  • Lanson Black Label Champagne NV

    Lanson Black Label NV Champagne

    Now £20.00

    Was £35.00

    £20.00

    Do not be fooled by the Maltese Cross and the black uniform that Lanson wears, it is not a member of the St John Ambu...
  • Lanson Black Label NV Gift set

    Lanson Black Label NV Gift set

    As low as: £36.50

    With consistency of production that would impress even the Germans, Lanson Black Label is a flipping reliable Champag...
  • Luis Pato Maria Gomes Metodo Antigo NV White Wine

    Luis Pato Maria Gomes Metodo Antigo NV

    Now £14.45

    Was £17.00

    £14.45

    This sparkler is a curious and wonderful thing. It is made using an ancient 'Rural' Method in which, unusually, the w...
  • Prosecco Treviso Follador Extra Dry

    Prosecco Treviso Follador Extra Dry

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Old as the hills, the Follador winery. Giovanni Follador first blushingly received the Wine Quality Award from the 'D...
  • Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    Taittinger Brut NV Champagne

    £39.00

    £39.00

    Classic Champagne. And a no-risk, fail-safe guarantee of good order. Taittinger is one of the thoroughbreds and might...
  • Taittinger Rosé Non Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger Rosé NV Champagne

    £49.00

    £49.00

    Taittinger's Rosé is a deep, ruby tinted pink. It's almost exactly the colour of quince jelly - and in the same...
  • Torre Oria Cava Reserva NV

    Torre Oria Cava Reserva NV

    £10.50

    £10.50

    This top selling fizz is the more rounded of our Cavas and, is not quite as dry-seeming as the others in the range. T...

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