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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 h...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Georges Lacombe Grand Cuvee

      NV Champagne Georges Lacombe Grand Cuvee

      This NV Champagne Georges Lacombe Grand Cuvee is a serious fizz. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, it includes 25% reserve wine in the blend and was aged for up to 36 months on lees. To give you a bit of perspective, that's almo...

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

      NV Veuve Fourny & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brut Vertus Premier

      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
      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
      2007 Louis Roederer Cristal

      2007 Louis Roederer Cristal

      Yo, yo, yo! Here's a top shelf Champagne that has captivated a wide range of fans. Everyone from royalty to blinged up rappers has been seen drinking this, even Posh and Becks are big fans of Cristal, so why not put this celebrity Champagne in you...

      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 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 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs

      NV Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs

      This wine could be seen as the 'kid sister' to the epic Salon 'S' Cuvee. It's owned by the same people as Salon, and apparently some of the leftover fruit finds its way into this wine, but it's a long way from sloppy seconds. Made from 100% chardo...

      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
      2006 Pol Roger Brut Vintage

      2006 Pol Roger Brut Vintage

      This is one of the most consistently good Champagnes, and this offering displays lovely aromas of strawberries, citrus, honey, croissants and cashews on the nose that are beguiling. The palate is quite lush and opulent, with fine bubbles, ripe yel...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Jacquesson Cuvee 737 Champagne

      NV Champagne Jacquesson Cuvee 737 Champagne

      Here we have a fair dinkum NV Champagne at an affordable price, and we think this one is good value. It's a vibrant, complex number, with plenty of bready and nutty smells rising from the glass along with citrus, green apples and vanilla cream. Th...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      2008 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs

      2008 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs

      Full of stone fruit and citrusy goodness on the nose, along with attractive smells of jasmine and brioche. The palate is dry and fine with good lemony drive, a dairy-like mouthfeel, licks of toast, and a long, taut, lush finish. Go on, treat yours...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Canard-Duchene Authentic Green Organic

      NV Champagne Canard-Duchene Authentic Green Organic

      Authentic green organic states the bleeding obvious - it's produced from organically grown grapes, so you can feel good about drinking something that has a luxury image. Made from a blend of 50% chardonnay, 40% pinot meunier and 10% pinot noir, it...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Canard-Duchene Authentic Rose

      NV Champagne Canard-Duchene Authentic Rose

      Cracking open a bottle of this Rose from Canard-Duchene will certainly leave you, and your guests, in the pink. Pretty aromas of cherries, strawberries and pomegranate waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is medium-bodied and refreshing with a...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      NV Bollinger Rose

      NV Bollinger Rose

      When you look at this wine you’ll see an alluring pale salmon colour with bronze hues. There’s something about a pink fizz that tends to ignite the senses, and Bollinger tend to do it brilliantly. Vivid expression of strawberries, Turkish delight ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      2005 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose

      2005 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose

      Grand Année translates to mean good year and that’s what you’ll have if you drink this fabulous Champagne from one of the world’s most famous brands. You can see why the English Royal family decided to make this their bubbly of choice back in the ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Champagne
      2008 Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Rose

      2008 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
      2009 Champagne Jacquart Blanc De Blanc Vintage

      2009 Champagne Jacquart Blanc De Blanc Vintage

      Blend: Three Côte des Blancs Grand Crus (Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil) have been combined to create a sophisticated wine producing a sensation of absolute freshness with a chalky mineral signature. Vintage: Following a cold, grey and damp winter w...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Delamotte Rose

      NV Champagne Delamotte Rose

      Made predominantly from pinot noir, with a little bit of Chardy thrown in for good measure, It's quite perfumed with some appealing strawberries and rose florals on the nose, together with peach skins and earthiness. The palate is surprisingly den...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Champagne
      NV Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique Champagne

      NV Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique Champagne

      A mosaic of crus, grape varieties, vintages, aromas and flavours – our flagship cuvée could not be named more aptly. The facts: A blend where Chardonnay is the dominant grape variety (35%-40%), giving Brut Mosaïque its freshness and delicate ...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Champagne