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Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé

Founded 200 years ago in 1818, this Mareuil sur Aÿ house provides the benchmark for a lively aperitif champagne rosé. Pink in complexion with  unripe strawberries/raspberries and pink grapefruit. Crisp, lifted, and very refreshing on the finish. Billecart-Salmon is majority owned by the Frey Family, proprietors also of Chateau la Lagune …

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Bollinger Special Cuvée

Bollinger Special Cuvée is just that, special. It is made to a non-reductive style. Nor is it oxidised. “Poised” would be an appropriate description: between fruitiness, structure, and freshness. Special Cuvée was – and remains – a very good wine before becoming a champagne. There is always a lemony zestiness …

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Champagne Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvée

Connoisseurs of Champagne recognise that the House of Bruno Paillard produces exemplary, commanding wines. Take, for example, their flagship Premiere Cuvée. Only the first pressing is used of 45% pinot noir, 33% chardonnay, and 22% pinot noir from 35 villages. The multi-vintage also comprises up to 50% reserve wines from …

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Champagne Henriot 1995

Founded in 1808, Champagne Henriot celebrated its 200th anniversary with one of the greatest vintages of Champagne ever, 2008! It also remains family-owned. Produced from chardonnay and pinot noir, only fruit from Premier and Grand Cru villages find their way into Champagne Herniot’s Millesime or Vintage. Gold in colour, this …

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Champagne Roger Coulon Heri-Hodie

The Coulon Family has roots going back to 1806. The ninth generation – brother and sister Edgar and Luise respectively – is in place to continue the tradition. The Champagne house is based in Vrigny, Montagne de Reims. This grower wine is comprised of 60% pinot noir, 20% pinot meunier and 20% …

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Champagne William Deutz Meurtet 2012

The wine is 15 years in the making. In October 2017, speaking to The Drinks Business, CEO of Champagne Deutz Fabrice Rosset explained, “When we do the blending  following the harvest we have all these wines to choose from and it just happens that pinot noir from these two plots always come out …

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Champagne Pol Roger 2012

Based originally in Aÿ, Pol Roger moved to Epernay in 1851. This was just two years after he had made his first wine sale 170 years ago in 1849. Still family owned – and by the same family – Champagne Pol Roger is highly respected for its quality, and the …

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