Champagne

Champagne is perhaps the most well known wine, but it isn't known for being wine!  It is known for drinking in celebration, spraying over racing drivers and generally not being appreciated for the wine it is.  Rather than stocking the big brands that blend out the unique character of the different regions of Champagne, I focus on the small growers and producers that showcase these wonderful terroirs.

My favourite producers

Paul Dethune | Veuve Fourny & Fils | Brocard Pierre | De Saint Gall | Hure Freres | Louis Roederer | Robert Moncuit | Gallimard Pere et Fils | Remi Leroy | Jacques Selosse

Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs NV 37.5cl
"Simply stunning. Crisp, pithy wines with gorgeous minerality and perfect balance. You must try this wine if you are a Blanc de Blancs fan." The attention to detail displayed by Emmanuel and Charles-Henry Fourny is astonishing. They are making some...
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Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs Nature NV 75cl
"This crisp, fresh Blanc de Blancs has no dosage added which means it is the nearest thing you'll get to 'Diet Champagne'. Bone dry, crisp and citrussy, this is a great Champagne to drink with food." The attention to detail...
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Jeaunaux-Robin Eclats de Meulire Extra Brut 75cl
This Biodynamic Champagne producer is based in the village Talus Saint-prix in the Cote de Blancs. Clemence and Cyril Jeanaux-Robin have just 5.7ha of vineyards, starting at the end of their garden! The estate was founded in 1964 by Michel...
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Veuve Fourny Rose Brut 1er Cru NV 75cl
"A delicious pink fizz from this wonderful Vertus producer. Red fruit, fresh acidity and a nutty note with hints of orange on the end." The attention to detail displayed by Emmanuel and Charles-Henry Fourny is astonishing. They are making some...
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Remi Leroy Rose 2013 75cl
"Intense red cheery and raspberries on the nose. Rounded and mouth filling, a great food champagne." Rémi Leroy grew up in Meurville, a small town in the Côte des Bar. He trained as a oenologist and agricultural engineer in Bordeaux...
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De Saint Gall Rose 1er Cru 75cl
"Wonderfully fresh, this Rosé Champagne is delicious as an aperitif or during a meal. It offers a delicate coral hue, a nose of sour cherry and wild strawberries, and a vivacity on the palate." De St Gall is the Champagne...
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Champagne Paul Dethune Brut Rose NV 75cl
"The king of Ambonnay (well we think Pierre Dethune is!) makes a pink! Delicious red fruit come from this lovely Champagne." The Déthunes started as growers in the early 1800s and began to make their own Champagne in the 1930s....
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Veuve Fourny Cuvee R Extra Brut NV 75cl
A delicious dryer style of Champagne that is a great fizz to pair with food. 'Highly Reccommended' Decanter, December 2015 The attention to detail displayed by Emmanuel and Charles-Henry Fourny is astonishing. They are making some of the most exciting...
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Remi Leroy Blanc de Noirs 2013 75cl
"Candied fruit on the nose. Elegant, rounded and vinous, confit quince and well integrated acidity." Rémi Leroy grew up in Meurville, a small town in the Côte des Bar. He trained as a oenologist and agricultural engineer in Bordeaux before...
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Hure Freres Memoire NV
'One of the most arresting champagnes to have come my way for quite a while' says Jancis Robinson - this is a solera started in 1982, kept in stainless steel tank and then aged in foudres for two years before...
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Champagne Duval-Leroy Extra Brut Prestige NV
"A complex nose of white flowers, hawthorn, lemon tree followed by notes of almond and toasted bread. Sophisticated and lively, its finish is deep and long with an elegant and fruity body. A blend of 65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot...
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Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs NV 150cl
"Simply stunning. Crisp, pithy wines with gorgeous minerality and perfect balance. You must try this wine if you are a Blanc de Blancs fan." The attention to detail displayed by Emmanuel and Charles-Henry Fourny is astonishing. They are making some...
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Champagne Paul Dethune Millesime 2008 75cl
"Brilliant producer, brilliant vintage..... what else do you need to know?!" The Déthunes started as growers in the early 1800s and began to make their own Champagne in the 1930s. The vineyards are planted in the ratio of 70% Pinot...
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De Saint Gall Influences Tasting Set 4x75cl
What happpens when a Champagne producer gets their geek on? This tasting pack is what happens. Four bottles of wine, from four different regions of Champagne, producing four totally different wines - a real Champagne terroir tasting pack. So all...
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Jacques Selosse Sous le Mont Extra Brut 75cl
'Nose of anise, very aromatic, spices, mint, lychee, mind blowingly complex herbal nose; palate is fresh, clean, minerally, slightly bitter in a way that gives it a lot of complexity; finish is long. This is stunning, near perfect (nose is...
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