Sparkling Wine & Champagne
Below is a selection of good quality sparkling wine from different regions including some Champagnes. All have been selected for their great quality...
- Laverstoke Park Biodynamic English Sparkling Wine 2015 Brut
Independent English Wine Awards - Silver Medal
A new biodynamic sparkling wine for us, from England!
This Laverstoke Farm 2015 Brut was made in the traditional Champagne method, with extensive lees ageing for four years. It is also made from the traditional Champagne grapes of course, in this case dominated by Pinot Noir which is how I personally prefer my vintage Champagnes.
It is excellent, easily as good as any vintage Champagne at this price point, Really fine mousse, big biscuity flavours, toasty with a long finish.
It's also very natural being biodymically certified by Demeter, with the benefit of organic and biodynamic farming. As it's a sparkling wine the naturally produced CO2 acts an antioxidant so it is very low sulphite too.
I strongly urge you to give ait a try and support our domestic wine industry!
Grapes Own Yeast: Yes
Sustainable farming: Yes
Gluten free: Yes
No wood used: Yes
Sulphite level: Very Low
- Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Dosage Zero 2016
Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Dosage Zero 2013 Vintage Collection.
This is a blend of 65% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Bianco and 22% Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) from a selection of 25 small vineyards all owned by Ca del Bosco. The vines are all low yielding, harvested by hand with individual bunches selected for this wine. After a unique washing procedure the grapes are vinified and matured in small oak casks for five months, The wine is then blended and aged on the lees for 48 months. There is then a special disgorgement process in an oxygen free zone, which means Ca Del Bosco don't need to add sulphites at this stage so it is a low sulphite wine. As the name suggests there is no "dosage", the process of adding a little sugar, so this wine is bone dry.
Sulphite level: Low
- Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Prestige Cuvee Brut Rose DOCG
James Suckling 92 Points
Franciacorta Ca del Bosco Prestige Cuvee Brut Rose is a stunning sparkling rose wine with extremely limited availability. Ca del Bosco make quite a bit of their excellent white Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige Brut, and it is a beautiful wine. But for this Rose version production is much more limited.
Ca del Bosco is part of the Santa Margherita Group of wineries, all of whom produce high quality wines. The Ca del Bosco still wines are very highly rated and highly sought after, but it is their excelent Franciacorta that they are best known for. Indeed they have helped establish the reputation of Franciacorta as the best region for sparkling wines in Italy - referred to by some as "Italian Champagne".
Sulphite level: Medium Low
John's Rating:£40.00Out of stock