|11||Blanc de Blancs||Tours-sur-Marne||Laurent-Perrier||N/V||£135|
|20||Blanc de Blancs Essentiel||Reims||Piper-Heidsieck||N/V||£122|
|8||Extra Brut Reserve||Reims||Berêche et Fils||N/V||£140|
|18||La Cuvée Brut||Tours-sur-Marne||Laurent-Perrier||N/V||£90|
|21||Brut Imperial||Reims||Moet et Chandon||N/V||£86|
|1||R de Ruinart||Reims||Ruinart||N/V||£98|
|23||Charles Gardet Brut Premier Cru||Reims||Gardet||2004||£120|
|30||Rosé Brut||Reims||Moet et Chandon||N/V||£110|
|32||Cuvée Rosé Brut||Tours-sur-Marne||Laurent-Perrier||N/V||£123|
|33||Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé||Tours-sur-Marne||Laurent-Perrier||2004||£348|
|40||Brut Essentiel Grand Cru Bouzy||Bouzy||Benoit Lahaye||N/V||£85|
|59||Prosecco Superiore JeJo – Veneto||ITALY||Ferrari||N/V||£40|
|60||Brut Arte Tradicional – Rio Grande do Sul||BRAZIL||Casa Valduga||N/V||£40|
|63||Maximum Blanc de Blancs – Trentino||ITALY||Ferrari||N/V||£55|
|64||Maximum Rosé – Trentino||ITALY||Ferrari||N/V||£60|
|62||Cava Brut Nature Torellò 225 – Catalunya||SPAIN||Torellò||2013||£65|
|61||Brut Cuvée Prestige – Lombardy||ITALY||Cà del Bosco||N/V||£90|
Dom Perignon often holds back some of their wines to be released at a later point. As champagne matures it reaches 3 different peaks of excellence throughout its life, these are known as Plenitudes. The first peak (P1) comes approximately 8 years after the harvest and is the style that most consumers are familiar with. The second stage (P2) takes roughly 15 years, during which time the cuvée takes a profound leap to a new quality level where it will plateau for many years in terms of improvement. Finally, the third plénitude (P3) will see the champagne ageing another 20–30 years until it reaches its ultimate peak. Initially, these mature vintages were made available under limited release called “Oenothèque” but were re-branded in 2014 as “Plénitude”.
|5||Brut Vintage||Dom Perignon||2010||£260|
|6||Second Plenitude P2||Dom Perignon||2000||£540|
|70||Brut Vintage||Dom Perignon||2008||£500|
|71||Brut Vintage||Dom Perignon||1995||£900|
|72||Brut Rosé Vintage||Dom Perignon||1995||£600|
England’s Sparkling wine history is longer than people think with Christopher Merrett, an English Scientist, who made influential changes to the Champagne Method of production in the 17th Century. However, the production of quality wines is a much more recent step. Produced in the same method and from the same grapes as Champagne it can produce some excellent sparkling wines to rival its French cousins and due to climate change our still wines are getting better all the time.
|94||White Pinot||Litmus Wines||2015||£70|
|95||Pinot Gris||Stopham Vineyard||2018||£50|
SOMERSET BURROW HILL CIDER
The farm is located in Somerset among 180 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill. The farm has been pressing cider for over 200 years. In 1989 was granted the UK’s first-ever full cider-distilling license.
A unique flavour that combines bitter-sweet and sharp qualities found in traditional vintage cider apple. Ice Cider is made by freezing the apple juice and removing the ice. The remaining naturally concentrated juice is then fermented into Ice Cider.
“A genuinely innovative drink, a real find. Looks like Palo Cortado sherry, smells like Calvados, tastes like a cider pudding ”.
|908||Ice Cider, Somerset 50cl||Borrow Hill Cider 2010||£8||£52|