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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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  • Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2006 Vintage Champagne

    £125.00

    £125.00

    Dom Thierry Ruinart was a visionary Benedictine monk who lived from 1657-1709 and was instrumental in the development...
  • H Blin 2006 Vintage Champagne

    H. Blin 2006 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 ...
  • Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs 2006 Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs 2006 Vintage Champagne

    £125.00

    £125.00

    An unassuming bloke, a friend of this scribe, let's call him Kenny, was one day thinking about opening his "nice" bot...
  • 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...

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