Shortage? Not here. We’ve assembled six high-class Summer bubbles here, all punching well above their weight and all deserving of your big-ticket entertaining or gifting moments this Holiday Season.
In this mixed six, you’ll taste your way through one bottle each of…
Delamotte Brut, Champagne NV Henriot Brut Souverain, Champagne NV Lanson Black Label Brut, Champagne NV Gosset Grande Reserve Brut, Champagne NV Ayala & Co. Brut Majeur, Champagne NV Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee Sainte Anne Merfy Brut, Champagne NV
Located 150 km east of Paris, Champagne is the French wine region renowned for producing the finest, most rich and complex sparkling wines in the world. The elegance, longevity and racy acidity of these wines are attributed to the influence of the chalky soils of the region and the cool, marginal continental climate. The region spans an area of 35,000 ha and has 4 main growing areas, each favouring one of the three noble Champagne varieties; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne has a vineyard quality hierarchy based on the soils, aspect and overall quality of the grapes. Like Burgundy, these quality designations are allocated to the vineyards of the village. Of the 319 villages of Champagne, 17 have Grand Cru status and 44 villages are designated Premier Cru. All Champagne is produced by Traditional Method. The vast majority of Champagne is a blend of the three varieties and may also be a blend of several vintages producing the popular Non Vintage (NV) house styles. Top quality blends from exceptional years are sold as Vintage (Millésime) Champagne.