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      About Champagne

      Ah, Champagne; the original and premier sparkling wine region in the world. When the first bubbly Champagnes were created in the 17th Century, who could have ever predicted the hold this wonderful wine would have on drinkers around the globe. Every second, Champagne corks are set flying, as it is THE ONLY drink for a serious celebration. Come weddings, even funerals or simply a gorgeous day, Champagne is the name on everyone’s lips. At its best, great Champagne has the thrill of bubbles, layers and layers of yeasty, honeyed flavours backed by fresh acidity, making it one of my favourite drinks. Furthermore, while most of us throw it down as quickly as is physically possible, Champagne is also one of the most versatile food wines and fabulous with a wide range of dishes, from Rosé with fresh fruit, to sweet wines and light desserts. While Sparkling wines are made around the world, Champagne beats them all by a good length. It’s not the method (Method Champenois), or the mix of grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier), just the super cool climate that keeps the flavours in those grapes delicate and the acid high, making the Non-Vintage wines fresh, elegant and restrained with lovely toasty complexity. Champagne comes in a number of styles. The most common bottle of Champagne you can buy is a Non-Vintage, which is a blend of wines of different ages, some of which are over twenty years old. Vintage Champagnes are made from wines produced in a single year. Traditionally, they were only produced in the best years, making superb wines, but these days some of the larger producers, or houses as they call them in this patch of the country, release a vintage wine every year, even when the vintage does not warrant it! Don’t be fooled; Vintage wine might be more expensive but from average years, of which there are many, it does not necessarily mean better. At the top of the vintage tree are the Grand Marque Champagnes from the finest houses. These are super-premium vintage Champagnes, often made from Grand Cru or Premier Cru vineyards (Champagne, like Burgundy, has its top-level vineyards rated as Grand or Premier Cru). While most Champagnes, at all quality levels, are a blend of three fine grapes, there are a small number of wines made differently; either a fine Blanc de Blancs made from Chardonnay or the even rarer Blanc de Noirs made only from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. One final factor that escapes many Champagne drinkers is that all good Champagnes improve with ageing . Whether a Non-Vintage from a respected house or Grand Marque Champagne from a great year, all become more rounded and complex with at least 2 years, if not many more, in the bottle. That is if you can keep your hands off them! Now go on, grab a bottle, rip off the foil and pop the cork; you know you want to.

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      NV Lallier Serie  R.012 Champagne

      NV Lallier Serie R.012 Champagne

      Every year the team of buyers here at Cracka set out on a mission to find an exclusive, 'must have' Champagne for the festive season and every year, they have done a great job. This year however, they have done an exceptional job! To understand...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Ayala Brut Majeur Champagne

      NV Ayala Brut Majeur Champagne

      Here’s a Champagne to get excited about showing an equal blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. This is approachable stuff without the expensive price tag. The Pinot adds fullness and intensity while Chardonnay imparts elegance and won...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

      NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

      One of the finest NV 'big house' Champagnes, this incorporates a large proportion of reserve wine into the blend, that reserve wine sitting at an average age of ten years old. The net result is a rich, complex and plain delicious Champagne with co...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Delamotte Brut

      NV Champagne Delamotte Brut

      For one of the best value Champagnes going round, you just can not beat Delamotte. Sister house of Salon, one of the grandest of them all, Delamotte also produces a very subtle and refined style. Complex yeast aromas with a firm yet truly fine pal...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brut Vertus Premier Cru

      NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brut Vertus Premier Cru

      Here's a Champagne with 'feel good' factor. Produced from organically-grown vines, it shows appealing lemon, buttered croissants and nuttiness on the nose, whilst the palate is quite peachy and punchy, with fine bubbles, tight, flinty acidity, and...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      2009 Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Rose

      2009 Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Rose

      Louis Roederer is one of the biggest names in Champagne. It's enjoyed by rappers and super models alike, and now you can have a bottle in your fridge for that special occasion you have coming up. It's a beaut of a Champagne that is pretty pale pin...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs (375ml)

      NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs (375ml)

      This has to be one of the best value blanc de blanc champagnes around, and it comes in a handy half-bottle. Delicate aromas of citrus, peaches, buttered toast and dairy rise from the glass, whilst the palate is elegant, crunchy and dry, with lemon...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Gosset Grand Rose

      NV Gosset Grand Rose

      You don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for a decent Rosé Champagne. Gosset is one of the best value Champagnes around, so it's well worth whacking some in the fridge for that special occasion. An avalanche of red berry and cherry fruits burst o...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Champagne
      NV Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Magnum

      NV Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Magnum

      I have a small confession to make - I love Veuve Clicquot with its marked brioche fruit flavours underpinned by a tight line of bracing acidity. Nothing says I love you like a six-pack of Veuve.

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Reserve Brut Vertus Premier Cr

      NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Reserve Brut Vertus Premier Cr

      This may not be as complex as some of the way more expensive Champagnes, but boy is it drinkable! There's a fair amount of yellow peaches, green apples and toasted croissant smells on the nose, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied, and soft with so...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique

      NV Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique

      Made from a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, it shows bright green orchard fruits, figs, florals and brioche notes on the nose, whilst the palate is elegant and crisp with fine bubbles, fresh citrusy flavours, a chalky mouthfeel,...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier 375ml

      NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier 375ml

      Here’s a sneaky little addition to the Esky, to guarantee your picnic kicks off with a bang, it might be a NV but it will also cause envy because it’s French and oozes sophistication. A Champagne with plenty of personality full of seductive citrus...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve

      NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve

      When it comes to non-vintage Champagne, Billecart or ‘Billy’ as its known in the trade is still our favourite go to Champagne house. We’ve never experienced a dud bottle and if you are parting with a significant amount of cash that’s reassuring ne...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      2005 Dom Perignon

      2005 Dom Perignon

      Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005 is the essence of a vintage, what remains of the deluge?" - Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave. Dom Pérignon has an absolute commitment to vintages: Vintage 2005 has only a limited volume because of the exceptional context...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Champagne
      NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs

      NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs

      Now we step into serious Champagne territory with this whiter than white Blanc de Blanc. Made entirely from Chardonnay as all Blanc de Blancs are (it translates to white on white), it is made from very classy fruit sourced from the best vineyards ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Nathalie Falmet Brut

      NV Champagne Nathalie Falmet Brut

      Here's something you don’t see everyday in Champagne - a wine that is grown, made and designed by the same person. This is a very small, 'boutique' Champagne producer that you won't see in every shop. Made for 80% pinot noir, and 20% chardonnay, i...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      NV Gosset Grande Reserve Brut

      NV Gosset Grande Reserve Brut

      Out of all the Gosset Champagnes, this is the one that delivers over its price point, and is one of the most reliable NV Champagnes you can buy. Once again, it is a rich style of Champagne, but it comes across much drier than the Excellence Brut. ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Champagne
      NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Cuvee R de Veuve Fourny Extra Brut

      NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Cuvee R de Veuve Fourny Extra Brut

      Imported by De Bortoli, these wines represent real value in French Champagne. This dry style of Champers shows smells of white stone fruits, subtle red berries and brioche on the nose, whilst the palate is elegant and elevating, with lots of apple...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque

      1996 Dom Perignon Oenotheque

      1996 is a classic champagne vintage, and this is one of the best and the rarest, so hence the price! Made from 50/50 chardonnay and pinot noir, there isn't enough space here to list the aromas it's that multi-faceted, but they do include red berri...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne