Varietal

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.


Larmandier Bernier is Back on the Menu!


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+
Real Bubbles

Larmandier-Bernier ‘Terre de Vertus’ Blanc de Blancs 2014

Wonderful drinking with much more to come. Ultra fine mousse. So many layers!
$171
$164ea in any 3+
$157ea in any 6+


New House Fizz from R.H.Coutier!


Almost Gone! More in March!

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+

2008 Billecart Salmon


Big Bottles of Billecart

Billecart-Salmon JEROBOAM 3L 2008

Categorically the finest Extra Brut ever conceived, this is a cuvee of laser line and immortal structure that rejoices in the lightning energy of 2008 and the exacting precision engineering that is Billecart. A glowing, medium straw hue is a dazzling prelude to its scintillating purity and drive, cut with magnificent acid line and high-tensile chalk structure. The distinguished, north-east facing slopes of Verzy and Verzenay take a delightfully fragrant and pure lead, presenting white cherry and
$1,128
$1108ea in any 3+
$1088ea in any 6+

‘Elisabeth Salmon’ Brut Rosé

Billecart-Salmon ‘Elisabeth Salmon’ Brut Rosé 2008

Created in 1988 as a tribute to Elisabeth Salmon, one of the House’s founders, this cuvée is set apart by its radiance, refined purity as well as unique character. It embodies with subtlety the signature of our top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs. Allowing time to play its role is behind the grandeur of this vintage cuvée. The electrifying energy of 2008 charges Elisabeth Salmon with a dynamism and an endurance like never before. To capture such precision and such concentrati
$390
$380ea in any 3+
$370ea in any 6+

A cheeky bit of 2007 Cuvée Nicolas Francois!

Billecart-Salmon ‘Cuvée Nicolas Francois’ Brut 2007

This exceptional cuvée was created in 1964 as a tribute to the House’s founder. It results from the blending of Grands Crus from the classified Côte des Blancs vineyards (Chardonnay) and the Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir). Disgorged with six grams per liter dosage, the 2007 Brut Cuvée Nicolas François is showing very nicely, offering up aromas of fresh bread, citrus oil, crisp yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, verbena, macadamia nut and hints of biscuity complexity to come. Full-
$370
$365ea in any 3+
$360ea in any 6+

Myth Proven Right: Magnums are Better!


Ask anyone in the know & they’ll tell you Mag’s of Champagne Taste BETTER!
… and it’s not just because there is twice as much to go around!


Pascal Agraparts Divine Fizz!


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+

The Legend that is Egly!


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+

🍾André Clouet's Stunners!🥂


Clouet Cuvées with Solera Reserves!

Such depth!

André Clouet Cuvee 1911

Fermented in Sauternes barrels, this baby has an extra dimension of pleasure woven in!
$149
$144ea in any 3+
$139ea in any 6+

All 3 NV’s Grande Réserve, Silver (zero dose) & Rosé!

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+
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+

In Magnum Too!

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+
Magnums are Better!

André Clouet Brut Rosé NV MAGNUM

Amongst an Ocean of Champagne Rosé this is one of the few that stands out!
$179
$172ea in any 3+
$165ea in any 6+

It’s always puzzled me that the remarkable, terroir-expressive champagnes of André Clouet never seem to come up among the rockstar growers of Champagne. And yet on the basis of his current cuvées, I have again anointed this little grower in the grand cru village of Bouzy among the top six growers in Champagne. This of course places him among the top sparkling growers on earth. My scores rank him equal to Dom Pérignon, Louis Roederer and Taittinger. And that’s mighty company! Tyson Stelzer


Champagne Benoît Marguet


Marguet’s Magical 2015 Wines

Champagne Benoît Marguet Bouzy Brut Zero Grand Cru 2015

The release of the 2015 saw the Bouzy shift from a Pinot/Chardonnay blend to a 100% Pinot. The 2015 Bouzy Grand Cru is vinous and demonstrative, and more giving than its 2014 predecessor, bursting with aromas of sweet plums, peaches, white flowers, red berries and spices. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, with bright acids and a precise, saline finish, it has turned out very nicely. William Kelley
$185
$175ea in any 3+
$165ea in any 6+

Champagne Benoît Marguet Amobonnay ‘Le Grand Ruelle’ Blanc de Noir Grand Cru 2015

Disgorged in April 2020, the 2015 La Grande Ruelle Grand Cru is lovely, mingling scents of pear and orange oil with hints of honeyed toast. Medium to full-bodied, layered and muscular, it's a concentrated, chiseled wine from vines planted in 1967 on alluvial soils. William Kelley 
$230
$220ea in any 3+
$210ea in any 6+

Champagne Benoît Marguet Amobonnay ‘Les Crayères’ Grand Cru 2015

Fruit from 'Les Crayères' makes its way into some of Champagnes very best wines. It's the source of Egly-Ouriets Blanc de Noir!
$230
$220ea in any 3+
$210ea in any 6+

The Last Jeroboam of Le Parc!

Fruit from Benoît Lahaye, Vincent Laval, David Leclapart, and of course Benoît Marguet!

Champagne Benoît Marguet ‘Sapience’ 1er Cru 2010

It's like the Beatles have Got Back Together! Fruit from Lahaye, Laval, Leclapart & of course Marguet!
$475
$460ea in any 3+
$445ea in any 6+

The Grand Cru Rosé .. The Litmus Test of Champagne Makers!

Champagne Benoît Marguet Amobonnay Rosé Grand Cru Brut Zero 2012

Wonderful wine. Such incredible purity & precision!
$154
$147ea in any 3+
$140ea in any 6+

The Grand Cru Ambonnay Lieux Dits

Champagne Benoît Marguet Amobonnay ‘Les Crayères’ Grand Cru 2012

Fruit from 'Les Crayères' makes its way into some of Champagnes very best wines. It's the source of Egly-Ouriets Blanc de Noir!
$225
$215ea in any 3+
$205ea in any 6+

Champagne Benoît Marguet Amobonnay ‘Le Grand Ruelle’ Blanc de Noir Grand Cru 2012

The 2012 vintage is the second to be bottled from la Grande Ruelle by Benoît Marguet and it is outstanding. This is composed entirely of pinot noir and was finished non-dosé and disgorged in September of 2017. The wine is beautiful on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet offering up scents of white peach, patissière, a touch of tangerine, complex soil tones, a touch of hazelnut and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, complex and plenty deep at the core, with fine soi
$225
$215ea in any 3+
$205ea in any 6+

The suite of vineyards that go into these Grand Cru wines come from Villages that represent the Crown Jewels of Champagne!

Blanc de Blanc – 100% Chardonnay

Pinot-Chardonnay Blends

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+

Champagne R.Pouillon - The Fabrice Session!


R.Pouillon Reserve Brut NV

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

R.Pouillon ‘Les Terres Froides’ Premier Cru NV

The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$155
$148ea in any 3+
$141ea in any 6+

R.Pouillon Rosé Brut NV

The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$155
$148ea in any 3+
$141ea in any 6+

R.Pouillon Reserve Brut MAGNUM NV

The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$249
$242ea in any 3+
$235ea in any 6+

Wacth 👀or Listen 🎧to our Session with Fabrice!

The video includes footage throughout the year in the vineyard and winery, maps of champagne, annotations of the discussion, graphics & video inserts explaining elements of making Champagne.

The Next Level Gear!

R.Pouillon ‘Les Chataignieres’ Extra Brut 2015

Hanging to do a side by side with Pouillon's Meunier and Prévost's. To excellent makers two different styles! The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$230
$220ea in any 3+
$210ea in any 6+

R.Pouillon ‘Les Blanchiens’ Brut Nature 2013

YES! YES! YES! The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$280
$270ea in any 3+
$260ea in any 6+

R.Pouillon ‘Les Valnons’ Grand Cru Aÿ 2013

YES! YES! YES! The Fabrice Session 🎧Podcast & 🎥Film are Inside! 👇🏼
$280
$270ea in any 3+
$260ea in any 6+


2012 Bollinger La Grande Année


🥂BOLLINGER🍾

Bollinger Grande Année 2012

If it's good enough for James Bond, it's good enough for me! 98 Points from Tyson
$250
$245ea in a straight 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+