Sparkling wine

We've selected some of the very best sparkling wines from different regions, all selected for their outstanding quality.
 
 

La Selva Organic Tinsvil Spumante Brut 75cl

Organically certified by ICEA, Naturland and NOP

This is a new wine for us from La Selva. It's a "blanc de noir" - a white sparkling wine made from the red Sangiovese grape. We love their still Sangiovese Bianco and it sells realy well for us. We expect this to do similar. Obviously, like all their wines, it's fully organic and extremely low in sulphites (just 8mg/l free SO2). Below is text from their website.

Taste:

Balanced and elegant, beautiful liveliness, dynamic, complex and creamy, fine and persistent, driven by a good perlage , with pleasant floral note and yellow fruits , bread crust and almonds , good flavor and freshness.

Fermentation:

At low temperature, vinificated in steel tank.

Aging:

6 months "sur lies" and at least 3 months in bottle before release.

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Free Sulphur
8 mg/l
Gluten free
No wood used
Organic Certification
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Domaine Mayrac Organic Blanquette de Limoux Brut Sans Sulfite 75cl Sulphite free natural wine

Organically certified by Ecocert.

Blanquette de Limoux is apparently even older than Champagne, and many people believe it is just as good or even better quality. It is still made the same way today, fermented in the bottle.

This is a delicious fresh, natural sparkling wine. This year Mayrac have made it without any sulphites.

Domaine Mayrac Website



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Price: £13.99


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Free Sulphur
<5 mg/l
Gluten free
No wood used
Organic Certification
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Domaine Mayrac Organic Blanquette de Limoux Brut Sans Sulfite 75cl Sulphite free natural wine
 
 

Domaine Mayrac Organic Blanquette de Limoux Demi Sec 75cl

Organically certified by Ecocert.

Blanquette de Limoux is apparently even older than Champagne, and many people believe it is just as good or even better quality. It is still made the same way today, fermented in the bottle.

This is also delicious! I love dry sparkling wines but also really enjoyed this sweeter style. It is still fresh and natural and still very low in sulphites. Give it a try, it's a great aperitif or digestif!

Domaine Mayrac Website

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Price: £13.00


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Free Sulphur
7 mg/l
Gluten free
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Domaine Mayrac Organic Blanquette de Limoux Demi Sec 75cl
 
 

Domaine Mayrac Organic Blanquette de Limoux Methode Ancestrale 75cl

Please note this wine is "Doux" (sweet).

Organically certified by Ecocert.

Blanquette de Limoux is apparently even older than Champagne, and many people believe it is just as good or even better quality. It is still made the same way today, fermented in the bottle.

This is made according to historic methods. It is partially fermented leaving some sugar so is much sweeter in style and low in alcohol. It is still very fresh and natural though and an excellent choice for anybody looking for something they can enjoy on it's own that isn't too strong!

Only 1 bottle left

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Domaine Mayrac Organic Cremant de Limoux 75cl

Organically certified by Ecocert.

The Cremant differs from the Blanquette de Limoux as it is permitted (and required) to contain more Chenin and Chardonnay plus a drop of Pinot Noir, as well as some Blanquette.

Unsurprisingly it is very "champagne" in style. Pale gold in colour with strong fruit flavours. It's "naturalness" and balance shine through and you find yourself just drinking it down and pouring more without consciously deciding to do so! Great presentation too. An ideal wine for a celebration.

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Santa Margherita "52" Rose 75cl

Following on from the success with their stunning limited production Prosecco 52, Santa Margherita launched a very limited production Rose version in 2013.

Complex DOCg laws mean that there is now no such wine as "Prosecco Rose", only white sparkling wines are allowed to call themselves Prosecco. However this is a Prosecco in all but name, made from the traditional Glera grape. The white Prosecco is then blended with a Rose made from Malbec and refemented in tank. The resulting wine is then bottle aged for 5 months before release.

This wine is exlusive to us in the UK and is exteremely limited. They only produce 2000 bottles annually which they intended exclusively for the Italian market, but we have negotiated an allocation of 960 bottles - this won't last long though!

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93 Points

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Santa Margherita "52" Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Valdobbiadene Extra Dry 75cl

Santa Margherita are world famous for their Pinot Grigio of course, but they also make some impressive reds and a fantastic range of Prosecco. This "52" is superb. It is the flagship wine of their Prosecco range launched to celebrate Santa Margherita's 52 years of making quality Prosecco.

Pale in colour with a floral nose. There's plenty of fruit on the palate with flavours of peach and apple. The acidity is kept in check, so although beautifully crisp, it is a balanced wine, very easy drinking without the acid burn some sparkling wines can give. So this wine can be enjoyed on it's own without food. The mousse is persistent with tiny bubbles and there's a very long finish. In my opinion this is one of the best Proseccos I've tasted and is great value at this price. Ideal as an aperitif or with light dishes, or even just to enjoy on it's own.

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90 Points
Free Sulphur
28 mg/l

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Colmant
 
 
Colmant is a small family winery producing South Africa's finest sparkling wines, in the traditional Champagne style. Rich full and biscuity with bags of flavour and excellent balance.

The Colmants emigrated from Belgium to South Africa in 2002 and settled in the stunning Franschoek Valley. Here they bought a small vineyard and set about making "Champagne" in South Africa.

They were fortunate to have help from French champagne producing friends, and only planted champagne grapes (chardonnay and pinot noir). They follow the traditional champagne methods of extensive lees ageing, degorgement and back blending of older cuvees to produce wines which I believe are better than many Champagnes three times the price. They released their first vintage in 2005.

Last year at the South African sparkling wines competition (Method Cap Classique) their Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay won best Blanc de Blanc NV, and their Brut Reserve also won the best Brut Reserve NV!

These wines are special. They keep production very small and sell out annually, as their focus is on quality above all else - not commercial gain! I consider myself very fortunate that they made 30 dozen available for me as their Blanc de Blancs had only just been released when I asked so I struck lucky!

You would have to spend a lot more to get the French equivalent in quality!
 
 

Colmant Brut Rose 75cl

International Wine Review 90/100

Platter Guide 2014 4 STARS

Blend

Pinot Noir 75%, Chardonnay 25% (Franschhoek, Robertson and Elgin).

15% of the blend is made of reserve wine from the previous vintages and 15% of the base wine is barrel fermented.

This wine spends a minimum of 24 months on the lees at a consistent temperature of 14C before degorgement.

Tasting

Lovely salmon pink colour. A very delicate nose of strawberry and redcurrant fruit with floral undertones. There is a silky richness on the palate full of red berries balanced with a subtle bready texture. Very accessible. Will also develop nicely over time.

Extremely limited to only 120 bottles for the year!

Colmant Website



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MCC
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Colmant Blanc de Blanc Brut Chardonnay 75cl

Cap Classique Challenge 2013 : Best SA Blanc de Blancs NV

Robert Parker 92/100

International Wine Review 92/100

Platter Guide 2014 : 4 1/2 STARS + Highly recommended

Blend

Chardonnay 100% (Franschhoek and Robertson).

15% of the base wine has been barrel fermented.

This wine spends a minimum of 45 months on the lees at a consistent temperature of 14C before degorgement.

Tasting

Delicate light gold colour with a lime-green hue. The nose is fresh, lemony and floral with notes of green apple, followed by yeasty and biscuity aromas brought by the lengthy maturation on the lees. Very fine bead of bubbles with a persistent mousse. Opulent on the palate, this wine shows a harmonious balance between fresh zestiness, mineral complexity and a warm breadth of leesy creaminess. It promises to develop great texture over time.

Extremely limited - less than 60 bottles for the year!

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Colmant Blanc de Blanc Brut Chardonnay 75cl
 
 

Enrique Foster Lois Sparkling Rose of Malbec 75cl

A fantastic dry sparkling Rose from this top Argentine producer. All the grapes were harvested by hand, and the winery uses a gravity flow system to reduce the need for pumps, both of which help reduce the need for manipulation in the winery (including the addition of sulphites).

Delicate pink in colour, a fine concentrated mousse with strawberry flavours and a long crisp finish. This wine is delicious, reminiscent of the Pongracz Rose when it was very good, before the blend was changed and production dramatically increased. We're delighted to have such a good replacement at last. Give this wine a try - it's fantastic.

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Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Prestige Cuvee Brut DOCG 75cl

Gambero Rosso - Due Bicchieri

Exceptionally limited availability.

This is one of Italy's greatest sparkling wines and is quite spectacular. Consisting of 75% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Bianco and 15% Pinot Nero, all vinified separately. These wines were then aged for 8 months in tank then blended together along with reserve wines from the cellar - the same process as in Champagne where different reserve vintages are back blended to achieve the required quality and style. The wine is then further bottle aged prior to release. It's pale gold in colour. On the palate there is a delightful fizz as the wine almost evaporates on the tongue, with a very fine mousse. Delicious flavours of peaches and biscuits. Supremely balanced with fantastic length. I can't praise this wine enough - it is well worth splashing out on a bottle. Presentation is fantastic too with the dumpy bottle (each bottle comes wrapped in gold celaphane).



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Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Prestige Cuvee Brut Rose DOCG

Extremely limited availability - only 29 bottles available.



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La Scolca Rugre Spumante Brut DOCG 75cl

A superb sparkling wine from one of Italy's very best producers. La Scolca wines tend to have "Italian" presentation - their reputation is so impressive the wines sell themselves so the presentation isn't so important to them! Just as well, but please don't be put off by the appearance, it's a great wine, far better than many Champagnes. Made from 100% Cortese grapes, fermented in the bottle! It's very pale in colour with a wonderful full flavour. Superbly balanced with great length and a crisp finish. La Scolca wines command a high price and rightly so as they are amongst Italy's best white wines.



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90 Points




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Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG Soligo Col de Mez "Extra Dry" 75cl

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - Silver Medal

This is a fantastic Prosecco in the "extra dry" style. Flavours of pear drops and a bone dry finish make this the perfect wine aperitif in warm weather!



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Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG Soligo Solicum 75cl

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - Gold Medal

A delicious Prosecco from Cantina Colli del Soligo, a co-operative of around 700 growers, in the heart of Prosecco country. It's very pale, almost clear in colour with strong fruit flavours. There's real Champagne body and depth to the wine. Lovely flavours and mouthfeel, well balanced with a long dry finish. Great wine.



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Prosecco Spumante DOC Villa Domiziano 75cl

International Wine & Spirit Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal.

This is a great Prosecco at a very affordable price. Almost clear in colour. There's an instant fizz on the tongue on first sip and the wine almost evaporates in the mouth. It's lively and full flavoured. A delightful refreshing sparkler ideal as an aperitif or just to enjoy on it's own. We've always stocked Domiziano's Frizzante Prosecco so we were delighted to discover this full Spumante one. It's a cracker. Presentation has also been upgraded a bit with silver foil around the neck and gold writing on the bottle so it looks great.



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Prosecco IGT Corda Domiziano Frizzante 75cl
International Wine & Spirit Challenge 2011 - Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge - Commended.

A frizzante - lightly sparkling - Prosecco with a cork closure, requiring a corkscrew to open, but still goes off with a pop! This style of Prosecco has always been popular with the Italians as an aperitif or a summer drink, and it's now growing quickly in popularity in the UK too. Lovely flavours with a degree of sweet fruit, full in the mouth, with a really dry crisp finish. Well balanced acidity too. This is a very enjoyable summer wine, give it a try!

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Cremant de Marinas Rose Organic Domaine Costes Cirgues 75cl Sulphite free natural wine

This is a stunningly good sparkling Rose. Like all David's wines it was made organically without the addition of any sulphites or other chemicals, then secondary fermented in bottle (as with Champagne) to create the bubbles. As a result there is a tiny amount of sulphite in there produced naturally during the second fermentation (13 mg/l free SO2) and it can't legally be classed as sulphite free. But amounts are so low it is still perfectly safe for somebody with a sulphite allergy, and this is natural sulphite of course not a chemical compound additive.



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92 Points
Free Sulphur
13 mg/l
Organic Certification
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