Billecart Salmon is one of the few remaining Champagne houses to be family-owned and was established in 1818 by Nicolas-Francois Billecart. Although not a large house, its reputation has been steadily built up in France and the UK so that it happily sails above the sea of other champagnes.
Bollinger Rose is made with the addition red wine to the blend.Wonderful red fruit flavours such as redcurrant, cherry, wild strawberry and raspberry with a hint of spice. The blend of red wine in the Champagne help gives it more tannin and therefore a more intense depth.Perfect as an accompainment to lobster, king prawns or salmon. It could also pair with desserts, however, they should not be overly sweet.
Award winning wines from local maverick producer Peter Hall, a beautifully situated vineyard in the heart of the South Downs. By adding a dosage of fresh Breaky Bottom Crème de Cassis at the time of disgorgement they have produced a most delicious pink fizz with a superb soft-rose colour and a gentle hint of blackcurrant at the finish.
Another wonderful example of what the small family owned Champagne Houses can produce. The vineyard of J P Robert is situated in 30 hectares of land, with the vines being over 30 years old. This is a full flavoured style made predominately from Pinot Noir, which gives it a lovely depth and toasty richness.
This Premier Cru Champagne is fresh and aromatic with a distinctive character. A very 'complete' Champagne with a nice balance between finesse and body with Ideal as an aperitif, but also give him comfortable with smoked fish appetizer or a fine example with a poached egg. Blessed!a composition of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay.
This is a simply outstanding Premier Cru Champagne made by 23 independent vine growers, who are heirs to the original founders who joined forces in 1948. This is a wonderful example of what you can get from relatively small and unknown Champagne houses, it really delivers where price versus quality is concerned. An average of 250,000 bottles are made from 50 hectares of vine, and this is divided between the eight different cuvees that Clos de la Chapelle produce.