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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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  • Lanson Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £29.00

    Was £40.00

    £29.00

    Pink fizz for the serious minded hedonists among us…
  • Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £55.00

    Was £62.00

    £55.00

    Ruinart Rosé is smooth as silk and crisp as morning dew, with red berries, fresh flowers and gentle spices.
  • Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV

    Now £45.00

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    £45.00

    With warming cinnamon and nutmeg, coupled with rose petals and wild strawberries, Bollinger Rosé is an evocative beauty.

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  • Antoine Remy Rosé Champagne Non Vintage AOC

    Antoine Remy Rosé NV Champagne

    £30.00

    £30.00

    What's in a name? This Champagne does not have a famous name, which means that you aren't paying for PR, advertising ...
  • Besserat de Bellefon Rosé NV Pink Champagne

    Besserat de Bellefon Rosé NV Champagne

    £41.00

    £41.00

    There's an intriguing golden, almost amber hue to the delicate pink of this rose fizz, reminiscent of an alpine sunse...
  • Château de l'Aulée Crémant de Loire 'Cuvée Jeanne d'Arc' NV Vegetarian Sparkling White Wine
    Cuvée Jeanne d'Arc is named after the vineyard where the Chenin Blanc grapes are grown and where Ms Arc is said ...
  • Champagne and Chocolate Gift Set
    You've been waiting for Valentine's for a long time. Take a few deep breaths. This is it. The perfect opportunity to ...
  • Champagne Compliments Gift Set

    Champagne Compliments Gift Set

    As low as: £59.60

    A pair of excellent champagnes that dont have a famous name, which means that you aren't paying for PR, advertising a...
  • Drappier Millésimé Exception 2012 Vegetarian Champagne

    Champagne Drappier Millésimé Exception 2012

    £35.00

    £35.00

    You know when you find something in the sale that fits you like a glove, is marvellously flattering and a total barga...
  • Champagne Philippe Guidon Brut Rosé NV

    Champagne Philippe Guidon Brut Rosé NV

    Now £22.00

    Was £27.00

    £22.00

    There's something inherently hedonistic about pink champagne, something inescapably self indulgent. And why not? Wha...
  • Golden Goodness Champagne Gift Set
    This is the one to buy when your Mum has gone above and beyond the duties of Mummydom. She may have stayed on the pho...
  • Gusbourne Rosé Sparkling Wine

    Gusbourne Sparkling Rosé 2012

    £35.00

    £35.00

    Appledore sounds like a realm from Lord of the Rings, populated by wizards, hobbits and dragons. But it's not; it's t...
  • H Blin 2006 Vintage Champagne

    H. Blin 2008 Millesime Vintage Champagne

    £37.00

    £37.00

    ***Silver at the IWC 2015*** When Champagne gets this good, it's time to ask not what your Champagne can do ...
  • 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...
  • Grüner Veltliner Sekt Sparkling Wine

    Huber Grüner Veltliner Sekt 2014

    £18.50

    £18.50

    If you turn up at most people's houses with a bottle Grüner Veltliner, they'll probably look excited and will sa...
  • 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...
  • Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec NV Vegetarian Champagne

    Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec NV Champagne

    Now £33.00

    Was £43.00

    £33.00

    Nicknames are funny things. They generally have some kernel of truth that inspired them, such as Alex "Hurricane" Hig...
  • Roederer Estate Quartet NV

    Roederer Estate Quartet NV

    £26.00

    £26.00

    To wine geeks, Roederer is best known for the sheer quality of their fizz, but to the world at large, they're probabl...
  • Rosé Champagne and Chocolate Gift Set
    We think that buying roses for a valentines gift is a bit cliché. Rosé on the other hand is something we ca...
  • Ruinart Rosé NV

    Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne

    Now £55.00

    Was £62.00

    £55.00

    Ruinart is not a call to write on a Rothko, paint over a Banksy or put a traffic cone on a statue; it's the oldest Ch...
  • 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...
  • Love Box Treat Yourself Champagne Wine Gift Set
    You could take off your coat and gallantly throw it over a puddle for your amour but, let's face it, it's freezing. Y...
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut Gift Set

    Veuve Clicquot - Gift Set

    As low as: £37.50

    It's no coincidence that in the same way that Veuve Cliquot's label sets it apart from all other Champagne, this very...
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    Now £36.00

    Was £44.00

    £36.00

    In the same way that, in the natural world, many animals are drawn to the mate with the most colourful foliage/colour...
  • Veuve-Cliquot-Yellow-Label-Magnum

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne - Magnum

    £89.00

    £89.00

    In the same way that, in the natural world, many animals are drawn to the mate with the most colourful foliage/colour...

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