Champagne is made in accordance with a natural winemaking process known as the ‘Méthode Champenoise’ within the Champagne delimited region, in France. As opposed to other sparkling wines Champagne has to have gotten its bubbles by undergoing the fermentation process twice: once in barrels and again in bottles. The most expensive Champagnes are made from cuvées from Grand Cru vineyards in the Champagne region. Cuvées can be from a pure grape variety, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, or can be a mixture of several grape varieties. In a vintage Champagne 100% of the grapes used are from the year indicated. Champagne is the ultimate celebratory drink.
Armand de Brignac is a Prestige Cuvee produced in the traditional, old-world style, from grape to glass. The Brut Gold also known as ACE OF SPADES is pressed from a perfectly balanced blend containing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier wine. Marvelously complex and full-bodied, its bouquet is both fresh and lively, with light floral notes. On the palate, Armand de Brignac has a sumptous, racy fruit character that is perfectly integrated with the wine’s subtle brioche accents. The Champagne’s texture is deliciously creamy, with great depth paired with a long, silky finish.
The Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut Champagne represents the most straightforward expression of the Bollinger house style. The blend includes up to 10% reserve wines, which may be up to fifteen years old. This gives the special cuvee complexity and structure. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
Delamotte Blanc de Blanc Champagne is a superlative expression of Grand cru Chardonnay of Champagne. Made from their vineyards and partner vineyards all situated in the villages of Le Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Cramant. Their winemaking is straight forward, there is no secret, and all the wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks. A very restrained dosage is used, to not mislead the purity of the territory surrounding the village of Le Mesnil, producing an untouched, mineral style of wine.
Delamotte Brut Champagne le Mesnil comes from the heart of the Côte des Blancs in Le Mesnil sur Oger it is the sister house and contiguous to the mythical House of Champagne Salon with which it shares the same viticultural, winemaking and management team. Vineyard location is the key that guides Delamotte’s expression defining the house’s elegant, focused style of wine. A house like no other with all its vineyards sourced from the Grands crus of the Côte des Blancs, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant for chardonnay, Delamotte is one of the very few négociants to cultivate such a passion for the expression of this unique ward of Champagne.
Dom Perignon Champagne in Gift Box is beautifully presented. The branded box is a luxury gift box making it the perfect present. Dom Pérignon is Vintage only and at Moet & Chandon they dare not to release the Vintage when the harvest does not meet its ideal. Each Vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in one single year. Dom Pérignon invents, perfects, and passes on the enhanced techniques to create a wine whose reputation is second to none.
Duval Leroy Brut Champagne is very open with an evocative nose, full of smoky, floral fruit. This complex non-vintage Champagne contains a fair amount of reserve wines in its blend, resulting in rich chocolate, fig and cinnamon flavors. Since 1859, the Duval-Leroy family have been perfecting the quality of their non-vintage Brut, balancing their passion with an aesthetic sensibility.
This champagne is a brightly sparkling, light golden yellow liquid with an abundance of fine and elegant bubbles. The nose reveals initial aromas of ripe fresh fruit (white and yellow peaches, apricots), tropical notes (lychee and pineapple). It then opens up with the fragrance of vanilla before developing notes of milky caramel, breadcrumbs and yeast, culminating in aromas of dried fruit and honey. An explosion of freshness in the mouth, followed by strong persistence. The complex aromas of fresh fruit and caramel perpetuate the intensity.
Gratiot Pilliere Brut Champagne Cuvee Tradition is a full-bodied champagne, excellent as an aperitif: pair it with sliced fresh fruit, or a mixture of diced Comté cheese and shavings of aged Mimolette. It can also accompany a meal: pair with delicate savory dishes: langoustine pastries, mildly spiced raviolis, foie gras brioche with an apricot confit, or a Brie de Meaux in puff pastry
Heidsieck Monopole Brut Champagne Blue Top is a limited run of the popular non-vintage bubbly of Heidsieck, one of the world’s foremost champagne houses. “Well-defined and energetic, with racy acidity driving flavors of fresh-cut apple, black cherry, candied lemon zest and a richer note of pear financier. Offers a fresh, minerally finish. ” Rated 91 Wine Spectator
Henriot Brut Champagne Souverain is brisk, bright, zesty and grand, its flavors combining fresh lemon and earthy roasted fennel in a gracious, mouthwatering Champagne. Champagne Henriot celebrated its 200th birthday in 2008; joining the very exclusive circle of independent 200-year old family owned and managed champagne houses.
“Hints of roasted walnut and toasted brioche are richly smoky and underscored by flavors of raspberry, lemon confit and green pear in this open-knit Champagne, framed by vivid acidity and a lively bead. Drink now through 2019.” 91 points Wine Spectator.
Created from more than 100 different wines, of which 20% to 30% are reserve wines specially selected to enhance its maturity, complexity and constancy, the assemblage reflects the diversity, a perfect balance and complementarity of the three grapes varietals: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Most Champagnes are a mix of grapes and the larger houses are skillful at mixing the grapes to achieve a consistent product.
The Moet and Chandon Imperial champagne is recommended for a party, or when entertaining guests. It’s an affordable and an accessible Champagne and a great introduction for Champagne novices.
Moet & Chandon Nectar Champagne distinguishes itself by its tropical fruitiness, its richness on the palate and its crisp finish, that instantly surprise and delight. Excellent with foie gras, pâté, blue cheeses, and desserts based on peaches, dried fruits or mixed nuts. Also excellent with spicy favorites such as fried calamari, or to enjoy throughout the evening.