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CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay is possibly the most flexible grape in the whole of the viticultural world. In fact, before Chardonnay matured, settling down in Burgundy and Champagne, it was a renowned French gymnast, pummel horsing its way across international wine competitions.

Chardonnay can be clean and citrusy or voluptuous and buttery and is of course legendary in sparkling wine. Usually found in Champagne blends, however it can appear as a single-varietal labelled as Blanc de Blancs. This style of Champagne is highly coveted and are some of the finest expressions of the region such as Dom Ruinart & Taittinger Comtes. Most Chardonnay in Champagne is grown in the Cote de Blanc with 95% of the plantings in this region being of Chardonnay. It is not exclusive to Champagne however Chardonnay appears in wonderful sparkling wine from Chile to Australia and can even be found flourishing on these fickle isles. It seems to help being flexible, if you’re an international jet setter… Suppose the leg room on planes isn’t such an issue.

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  • Antoine Remy Champagne Non Vintage AOC

    Antoine Remy NV Champagne

    £27.00

    £27.00

    This boutique and thoroughly modern Champagne is proof that it's possible to invest in the future and still have fun ...
  • Ayala Rose Majeur NV Champagne

    Ayala Rose Majeur NV

    Now £32.00

    Was £37.00

    £32.00

    Order before 12th September to win a Champagne Lunch for 2 people at one of the UK's top restaurants. ...
  • Bollinger La Grande Annee 2007 Vintage Champagne

    Bollinger La Grande Annee Champagne 2007

    £90.00

    £90.00

    *Throws down red carpet, puts a cigar in your mouth and takes you by the arm* Why hello! You look like you want to ma...
  • Bollinger Special Cuvee NV Champagne - Magnum

    Bollinger Special Cuvée NV Champagne - Magnum

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    £95.00

    They say great things come in small packages. We beg to differ. This magnum sized bottle, for example, contains a li...
  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    £29.00

    £29.00

    Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, w...
  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne Magnum

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne - Magnum

    £55.00

    £55.00

    Our French is simple, however we feel that Canard-Duchêne generally interprets as "duck of oak". Furthermore, w...
  • Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV Champagne

    Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    Now £25.00

    Was £30.00

    £25.00

    Order before 12th September to win a Champagne Lunch for 2 people at one of the UK's top restaurants. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cremant Extra-Brut De Limoux Delafont Millesime 2013

    Crémant Extra-Brut De Limoux Delafont 2013

    £23.00

    £23.00

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  • Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage Champage - Magnum

    Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage Champage - Magnum

    £325.00

    £325.00

    Since 1921, Dom Pérignon has more or less defined the term ‘vintage champagne’, not least because ...
  • Drappier Cuvée Saint-Georges NV Champagne

    Drappier Cuvée Saint-Georges NV Champagne

    £25.00

    £25.00

    When you think Pinot Noir you picture deliciously soft, silky and smooth red wines with juicy red berry flavours and ...
  • Drappier Grande Sendree 2008 Vintage Champagne

    Drappier Grande Sendrée 2008 Champagne

    £56.00

    £56.00

    There may have been a bit of a blunder with the spelling of the land the Drappier Grande Sendrée is named after,...
  • Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2014 Sparkling Wine

    Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2014

    £35.00

    £35.00

    The vines responsible for this distinguished, heavenly sparkling wine hail from across the water in Champagne but, bo...
  • Gusbourne Rosé Sparkling Wine

    Gusbourne Sparkling Rosé 2014

    £39.00

    £39.00

    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

    Now £33.00

    Was £37.00

    £33.00

    ***Silver at the IWC 2015*** When Champagne gets this good, it's time to ask not what your Champagne can do ...
  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV Champagne

    Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV

    £44.00

    £44.00

    A casual glance down the list of prominent Champagne names will, before long, reveal Laurent-Perrier as one of the le...
  • Cristal 2007 Louis Roederer Champagne Vintage

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 Vintage Champagne

    £165.00

    £165.00

    The curiosity and intrigue that this label has attracted over the last decade or so, still makes Cristal the ultimate...
  • MM Cava Reserva de Familia 2012 Spanish Sparkling Wine

    MM Gran Reserva Vintage Brut Nature Cava 2013

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Bringing a descendant into the world is a great responsibility. Particularly when they'll have a name to live up to. ...
  • Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne - 37.5CL
    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** The ultimate groupies' Champagne, one can imagine this ...
  • Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial NV Champagne

    Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial NV Champagne

    £55.00

    £55.00

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  • Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    £45.00

    £45.00

    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class...
  • Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne - Magnum

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne - Magnum

    £94.00

    £94.00

    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class...
  • Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2004
    'My tastes are simple. I am easily satisfied with the best!' is one of the many erudite witticisms for Sir Winston Ch...
  • Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne - Half Bottle - 375ml

    Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne - Half Bottle - 375ml

    £32.00

    £32.00

    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...
  • 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...
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne

    Now £37.00

    Was £45.00

    £37.00

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

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV Champagne - Magnum

    Now £80.00

    Was £92.00

    £80.00

    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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