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PINOT NOIR

You might rightly ask yourself, what can’t Pinot Noir do? It’s like when you meet an absurdly handsome man or a beautiful woman, and then it turns out he/ she’s also genuinely nice, super rich, has a fascinating job, is a black diamond skier and wiped the floor with you in an epic game of Lord of the Rings themed Risk! In virtually all cooler climates, Pinot Noir is being grown to produce some of the most sensual and coveted wines on the planet. Surely, it can’t do anymore?

Actually, Pinot Noir is also a spectacular contributor to sparkling wine. In fact, more Pinot is grown in Champagne than any other region of France, making up 1 of the 3 main varietals in Champagne. Most of the Pinot Noir going into Champagne comes from the sub-regions of Aube, Montagne de Reims and Valle de la Marne. Typically, this black varietal goes into blends and producers such as Bollinger & Heidsick recognise the grapes ability to give their wines a fuller profile and thus make liberal use of Pinot Noir in both these houses' cuvees. Pinot Noir Champagne is mostly found in blends such as this but can also make up Blanc de Noirs either alone or with Meunier and is often utilised in rosé Champagnes.

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  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne - 37.5CL - HALF BOTTLE

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV - Half Bottle 375ml

    £15.00

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    Our French is rudimentary, but we think that Canard-Duchêne roughly translates as "duck of oak". And we believe ...
  • Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV Champagne

    Now £22.00

    Was £30.00

    £22.00

    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...
  • 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 ...
  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV

    Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV Champagne

    £62.00

    £62.00

    Laurent-Perrier Rosé is not so much a Champagne as an adored institution. The delightfully squat, curvaceous b...
  • Lyme Bay Sparkling Brut Rosé 2014 English Sparkling Wine

    Lyme Bay Brut Rosé 2014 Sparkling Wine

    £28.00

    £28.00

    Given finding them usually involves whacking a rock with a hammer, it's a miracle any fossils remain intact. Especial...
  • Pol Roger 2012 Vintage Champagne

    Pol Roger 2012 Vintage Champagne

    £80.00

    £80.00

    One of the hardest things about being brilliant is the pressure to follow on with something equally impressive. Look ...
  • Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne

    Now £37.00

    Was £45.00

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    Good old Pol Roger! The noblest of the Champagne houses and one of the region's elder statesmen. The consistent class...
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    'My tastes are simple. I am easily satisfied with the best!' is one of the many erudite witticisms for Sir Winston Ch...
  • Taittinger Rosé Non Vintage Champagne

    Taittinger Rosé NV Champagne

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

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