France

Champagne

The drink for all occasions. “In victory we deserve it! In defeat we need it!” Sir Winston Churchill.

The days of relying on a few big houses, with massive marketing budgets turning out swill are over. No longer do we have to put up with getting served battery acid with alcohol, bubbles and sugar in it.

Today, the best Champagne comes from houses dedicated to quality in the vineyard and winery. They are becoming better known and getting the recognition they deserve. More importantly, these delicious Champagnes are making their way into our glasses!

Champagne styles that can be drunk through every stage of a celebration and meal, from a crisp aperitif style to rich Blanc de Noirs made from 100% Pinot, complex blends, and, when they get it right, some of the most inspiring Rosé.

The best Champagnes are best drunk from a bigger glass, a little warmer, and, believe it or not typically taste just as good when they’ve lost their bubbles and gone flat!

Try a little salty hard cheese, Percorino or Reggiano Parmigiano work a treat to bring out the flavours.

Most Champagne is made form three grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and, Pinot Meunier. On rare and typically special occasions you’ll find Champagnes made with all seven permitted varieties, adding Fromenteau A.K.A Pinot Gris, Abanne, Pinot Blanc, and, Petit Meslier.

Winemakers in Champagne are master blenders. They have an arsenal of options at their disposal, whether it be combining varieties, fruit from different sites and sub-regions, fermenting and maturing base wines in different vessels, particularly old oak barrels, or, using reserve wines made using a solera system across multiple vintages often covering a period of decades.

Equally some of the finest Champagnes are made from single vineyards and vintages.

Like many of the world’s large wine regions there are efforts underway to further define the sub-regions of Champagne. Partly in a push to recognise the quality of sites previously given less recognition.

You can explore the world of Champagne further in the Wine Bites Mag.


Egly-Ouriet


Grand Cru Millésime

Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Millesime 2012

This will be one of THOSE wines!
$600
$585ea in any 3+
$570ea in any 6+

The Wine that Made Egly – The Blanc de Noir!

Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Vielles Vigne Base 2012/2011

Combining richness with precision, an incredible texture & complexity make it almost impossible to describe this wine! The hallmarks of greatness.
$585
$570ea in any 3+
$555ea in any 6+

Multi-Vintage & Multi-Vineyard

Grand Crus Rosé

Egly-Ouriet Brut Rosé Grand Cru Base 14-13-12 NV

One of the greatest rosé wines of Champagne and a wine of haunting finesse. The blend is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay with 60% coming from the great 2014 vintage and 40% vins de réserve (split almost equally between 2013 and 2012). Then there is the 5% of Egly’s Coteaux Champenois Rouge that gives the wine its colour and a great deal of character as well. Dosage is a negligible 3g/l. The fruit is from 100% Grand Cru vines, grown by one of the most meticulous vignerons of the region
$342
$332ea in any 3+
$322ea in any 6+

Egly-Ouriet Brut Rosé Grand Cru Base 16-15-14 NV

One of the greatest rosé wines of Champagne and a wine of haunting finesse. The blend is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay with 50% coming from the 2016 vintage and 50% vins de réserve (split almost equally between 2015 and 2014). Then there is the 5% of Egly’s Coteaux Champenois Rouge that gives the wine its colour and a great deal of character as well. Dosage is a negligible 2g/l. The fruit is from 100% Grand Cru vines, grown by one of the most meticulous vignerons of the region. Unbe
$342
$332ea in any 3+
$322ea in any 6+

Agrapart


Terroirs NV

We’ve done some extra ageing for you! With a base wine from the 2014 vintage + museum cellared for 3 years, this wine is showing the evolution you’d expect to see from an older vintage wine.

Seriously outstanding fizz!

Agrapart Terroirs Blanc de Blancs (Base 2014) NV

Museum Release Cellared for an Extra 3 Years!
$170
$165ea in any 3+
$160ea in any 6+

Grand Cru Venus

Agrapart Grand Cru Venus Blanc de Blancs 2015

This is a very special wine from a very special plot of dirt. Treat it like a great white wine, served at the table with proper wine glasses, and you will be greatly rewarded.
$575
$560ea in any 3+
$545a in any 6+

3 vintages of Grand Cru Minéral

Pure & Precise!

Agrapart Grand Cru Minéral Blanc de Blancs 2012

If you think it's good now (hot tip 🔥IT IS) give it another 1-5 years in bottle and you'll see a 🦋emerge!
$295
$285ea in any 3+
$275ea in any 6+
Pure & Precise!

Agrapart Grand Cru Minéral Blanc de Blancs 2014

If you think it's good now (hot tip 🔥IT IS) give it another 1-5 years in bottle and you'll see a 🦋emerge!
$295
$285ea in any 3+
$275ea in any 6+
Pure & Precise!

Agrapart Grand Cru Minéral Blanc de Blancs 2015

If you think it's good now (hot tip 🔥IT IS) give it another 1-5 years in bottle and you'll see a 🦋emerge!
$295
$285ea in any 3+
$275ea in any 6+

Benoît Lahaye


$200
$190ea in any 3+
$180ea in any 6+

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Philipponnat Royale Reserve HALF NV

Disgorged in June 2020 with eight grams per liter dosage, the latest release of Philipponnat's NV Brut Royale Réserve is based on the 2016 vintage, with 27% reserve wines. Offering up aromas of peach, pear and plum mingled with apple blossom and sweet pastry, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and expressive, with a pillowy mousse and a generous core of fruit, underpinned by bright acids. William Kelly
$60
$57ea in any 3+
$54ea in any 6+
Celebrate in Style!

André Clouet Grande Reserve Brut NV

Superb expression of bubbles made from Pinot Noir!
$73
$70ea in any 3+
$67ea in any 6+

André Clouet Silver Brut Nature NV

Zero dosage wines have nowhere to hide! They simply must stand on their own two feet!
$73
$70ea in any 3+
$67ea in any 6+

R.Pouillon Reserve Brut 375ml NV

The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$74
$71ea in any 3+
$68ea in any 6+
House Fizz!

R.H.Coutier Ambonnay Cuvée Tradition Grand Cru (2014) NV

Coutier is to Ambonnay what Clouet is to Bouzy!
$81
$78ea in any 3+
$75ea in any 6+
Available in Magnum Too!

André Clouet Brut Rosé NV

Amid an ocean of Champagne Rosé this is one of the few that stands out!
$91
$88ea in any 3+
$85ea in any 6+
Insane flavour!

Pierre Péters Blanc de Blanc Cuvée de Réserve Grand Cru NV

There's a purity & intensity about this wine the combined with the juicy acid is so so satisfying!
$97
$92ea in any 3+
$87ea in any 6+

Champagne Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy Purete (Base 13 14) Brut Nature NV

There's a lot to enjoy now and it'll be hard to keep your hands off it!
$108
$103ea in any 3+
$98ea in any 6+

Philipponnat Royale Reserve Rosé NV

"Disgorged in February 2020 with nine grams per liter dosage, the NV Brut Rosé Royale Réserve wafts from the glass with aromas of raspberries, strawberries, peach, white flowers, blanched almonds and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and insipid, with a gently phenolic grip and a racy spine of acidity, like these other new Royale Réserve cuvées it's based on the 2016 vintage." William Kelly
$117
$112ea in any 3+
$107ea in any 6+

Champagne Vincent Brochet Extra Brut (Base 2015) NV

Fresh & delicious with energy, it's vital, alive!
$118
$113ea in any 3+
$108ea in any 6+

Champagne Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy Empreinte Brut Nature 2014

So many wines are missing the high and low notes from their repetoire. Here you get the full spectrum from perfume to earthy secondary characters!
$122
$117ea in any 3+
$112ea in any 6+

JM Sélèque Solessence Nature (2015) NV

Brut Nature wines by default have nothing to hide behind so the fruit has to do the talking ... JM's is positively SHOUTING!
$124
$119ea in any 3+
$114ea in any 6+

R.Pouillon Reserve Brut NV

The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$128
$123ea in any 3+
$118ea in any 6+
Made with Passion!

Larmandier-Bernier Longitude Blanc de Blancs (2018) NV

Deceptively sophisticated, the depth of fruit is beautifully counterpointed with stunning mineral acid & layers of flavour!
$132
$127ea in any 3+
$122ea in any 6+

Champagne Benoît Marguet Bouzy Brut Zero Grand Cru 2013

Benoît Marguet makes several different “village-named” bottlings, with the Bouzy cuvée hailing entirely from the domaine’s own parcels in this commune. The cépages of the 2013 Bouzy is 77 per cent pinot noir and 23 per cent chardonnay and the wine was disgorged in May of 2018. This is a very lovely wine, offering up a youthfully complex bouquet of orchard fruit, smoke, bread dough, a fine, complex base of soil tones and a touch of fresh apricot hinting in the upper register. On the pal
$140
$135ea in any 3+
$130ea in any 6+
Magnums are Better!

André Clouet Grande Reserve Brut NV MAGNUM

Superb expression of bubbles made from Pinot Noir!
$147
$142ea in any 3+
$137ea in any 6+