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Sparkling

OTHER SPARKLING WINES

Whilst the Champagne region is pre-eminent in sparkling wine production, other areas and countries are capable of producing excellent sparkling wines too.

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  • Philippe Hérard, Blanc de Blancs Brut N.V., France, 12% vol, 75cl

    Philippe Hérard, Blanc de Blancs Brut N.V., France, 12% vol, 75cl

    SW01

    We have shipped this excellent sparkler for many years, and the quality never ceases to impress. Made by the Champagne producer, Paul Herard, from grapes grown down the road in Burgundy, this ‘méthode traditionnelle’ is dry, crisp with a lovely soft refreshing style. Ugni Blanc, Bourboulenc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.

     

    Easy drinking and great value.

    £11.52

  • Charles Pelletier “Cuvée Rosé”, Grande Réserve, Brut NV., France, 11.5% vol, 75cl

    Charles Pelletier “Cuvée Rosé”, Grande Réserve, Brut NV., France, 11.5% vol, 75cl

    SW06

    Pelletier sparkling wines are made by the renowned Crémant de Bourgogne house of Veuve-Ambal that dates back to 1898.  Originally based in Rully, today the wines are made in Veuve-Ambal’s state-of-the-art winery situated just off the A6 motorway near Beaune.

     

    This lovely pink Méthode Traditionnelle  sparkler used to be made from Syrah grapes, but recently they have started to use Tempranillo. The result is a dry yet fruity wine with hints of strawberries and cherries. Light and elegant.

     

    £12.42

  • Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry, “Sentio”, DOC, 11% vol, 75cl

    Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry, “Sentio”, DOC, 11% vol, 75cl

    SW12

    100% Glera grape (aka Prosecco) from the province of Treviso.

     

    Made using the charmat or tank method – a quicker process than the méthode traditionelle to enhance the light, fresh nature of the wine. The first fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Afterwards additional unfermented juice and yeasts are added to set off the second fermentation to give the wine the sparkle. The wine is then filtered and bottled under pressure.

     

    Pale straw in appearance with green hints and a fine mousse the nose is fresh and zesty with apple and citrus aromas. The palate is dry with elegant fruit and good balancing acidity.

     

     

    £12.66

  • Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry, Cantine Colli Euganei, 11% vol, 75cl

    Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry, Cantine Colli Euganei, 11% vol, 75cl

    SW17

    The fruit for this wine comes from the Cantina Colli Euganeia, a co-operative with a long history in the Veneto area. Glera is the grape variety used in the production of Prosecco sparkling wine and was until recently also referred to as Prosecco. Changes in the laws governing the DOC mean that the grape can no longer bear the same name as the geographical area for non-DOC wines. The vineyards are on volcanic, calcareous and clay soils.

    The grapes are cold-pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel to preserve the aromatic qualities of the grapes. Following the second fermentation, the bottles are filled under pressure so that it remains ‘spumante’, or sparkling.

    Pale in appearance with green hues and a fine, persistent mousse. The nose is fresh and fruity with floral and green apple hints. Soft and lively on the palate without being aggressive. An excellent aperitif.

    £13.02

  • Prosecco Superiore Spumante, Ca’Morlin, DOCG Asolo, 11% vol, 75cl

    Prosecco Superiore Spumante, Ca’Morlin, DOCG Asolo, 11% vol, 75cl

    SW18

    Glera grapes for this excellent Prosecco are grown on 12 hectares of vineyards in Asolo.

     

    Asolo, Valdobbiadene and Conegliano are the three areas that produce DOCG Prosecco.

    The fruit was picked relatively late and cool fermented in order to preserve the delicate aromatics of the grape. Both the first and second fermentation take place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The ‘spumante’ style of Prosecco is fully sparkling, with more carbon dioxide retained at bottling. Due to the quality of the fruit, lower levels of residual sugar are present than is usual with Prosecco, so the wine is drier and more drinkable as a result. This is reflected on the label, which states ‘Extra Dry’.

    Pale in the glass with a fine, persisent mousse, the nose of this Asolo Spumante is soft, scented and grapey. The palate has flavours of green apples with delicious lightness and a long lasting mousse. Perfect as an aperitif.

    £15.00

  • Vouvray Pétillant Brut N.V., Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau, 13% vol, 75cl

    Vouvray Pétillant Brut N.V., Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau, 13% vol, 75cl

    SW05

    The Vigneau brothers, Christophe and Stéphane, have 30 hectares of Chenin Blanc grown on prime Vouvray vineyards spread over a variety of sites.

     

    The late Jean-Michel Vigneau began the process of converting to organic production in the early 1990’s and in 1999 Vigneau-Chevreau received certification from Ecocert. The current generation have taken the next step by adopting a biodynamic approach which pays close attention to the natural rhythms of the earth and lunar cycles.

     

    Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau is one of the only two estates in Vouvray to be biodynamic and they own 25% of the appellation’s organic vineyards – 30 ha.

     

    The Vouvray Pétillant Brut is 100% Chenin Blanc from low-yielding, 25 year old vines. The grapes are hand picked, crushed in pneumatic presses and fermented in steel. A natural second fermentation then takes place in the bottle to give the wine its fizz. The significance of the term pétillant is that the pressure of CO2 in the wine is lower (3.5 bar) giving a very elegant style. The wine is aged in bottle for 18 months before disgorgement.

     

    Pale gold in appearance, the wine has very fine bubbles. The nose is clean and fresh with apple, pear and citrus fruit aromas. The palate is dry and refreshing with ripe fruit and fine balancing acidity.

     

     

     

     

    £16.44

  • Crémant de Limoux 2013 “Tête de Cuvée” , Calmel & Joseph, 12% vol, 75cl

    Crémant de Limoux 2013 “Tête de Cuvée” , Calmel & Joseph, 12% vol, 75cl

    SW03

    Founded in 1995, Calmel & Joseph is a négociant house specializing in Languedoc-Roussillon wines from private wineries from across the region. Over the years, they have built close personal relationships with a large number of growers from all appellations. Convinced of the extraordinary potential of this region, oenologist, Laurent Calmel, and Jerome Joseph work together on the vinification, blending and ageing of wines with the common purpose of demonstrating the little known, yet unique quality of these Mediterranean terroirs.

     

    60 % Chardonnay, 30 % Chenin Blanc, & 10% Pinot Noir from vines planted to the west of Limoux at 200-300 metres altitude.

     

    The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in small crates, where they are pressed and processed in temperature-controlled tanks at 15°C. The wine is then carefully blended and bottled before undergoing the secondary fermentation of the méthode traditionelle after which it is left for 15 months to age before disgorgement.

     

    Pale straw in appearance the wine has a lovely mousse with fine, tightly-packed bubbles. Fresh green apple and citrus aromas leads to a palate which is soft and rounded with peachy flavours and refreshing acidity.

    £17.82

  • Crémant d’Alsace Brut N.V., Domaine Bruno Sorg, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Crémant d’Alsace Brut N.V., Domaine Bruno Sorg, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    SW07

    This tiny domaine is the source of some of the finest, richest and most concentrated wines in Alsace.

     

    Domaine Bruno Sorg was created in 1965 by Renée and Bruno Sorg in Ingersheim, the village where Renée was born. In 1972, they bought a house with outbuildings in Eguisheim, the village where Bruno was born, and where the business is located today.

     

    In 2004 François, Bruno’s son, built a temperature controlled winery just outside the village. François says he now has time to think instead of climbing up and down ladders and stairs.

     

    Their decision to follow the principles of sustainable farming for the vineyards enables the coexistence of natural, and sometimes rare, species of fauna and flora alongside the vines.

     

    The crémant is made from 50% Pinot Blanc & Pinot Auxerrois, 10% Pinot Gris and 40% Chardonnay and spends three years “sur latte” (on its lees) before being riddled and disgorged.

     

    The wine is pale in appearance with fine, tiny bubbles. The nose is complex, toasty with a hint of citrus and apples. The mousse is rich, with the palate fresh and fruity with a long, clean finish.

    £17.88

  • “Perle d’Aurore” Rosé Brut N.V., Crémant de Bourgogne, Louis Bouillot, France, 12% vol, 75cl

    “Perle d’Aurore” Rosé Brut N.V., Crémant de Bourgogne, Louis Bouillot, France, 12% vol, 75cl

    SW02

    With over 130 years of experience, Bouillot is one of the oldest producers of Crémant de Bourgogne, as well as being the largest. Today, the house is owned by the Boisset family, but expertly guided by Crémant specialist winemaker Olivier Medigue.

     

    Perle d’Aurore is a Crémant Rosé, made from Pinot Noir sourced entirely from Burgundian vineyards in the Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise. It is made by the ‘méthode traditionnelle‘, the same as in Champagne.

     

    Lovely rose pink in colour, with fine bubbles and a light mousse. Perfumes of blackcurrant and strawberry follow through to a fine, ripe fruit on the palate, balanced by a freshness and clean finish with a lingering hint of strawberries.

    £22.50