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CHAMPAGNE WINE REGION

It is said that a champagne bottle is popped open every second of the day somewhere in the world.

The last 20 years has seen unprecedented growth in export sales, led by the UK along with mergers and acquisitions of brands and estates by the big Champagne houses. Whilst auspicious brands as Dom Pérignon, Krug, Pol Roger and Louis Roederer's Cristal rightly command attention and respect, the very essence and spirit still remains with the growers and the quality of the vineyards.

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2008 Volupté Brut 1er Cru

Champagne Geoffroy

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Bottle 75cl £45.00

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From one of the very finest vintages of the past three decades this is already oozing with class and sensuous appeal. It is marvellously complex with ripe aromas of ripe orchard fruit and zesty citrus. The palate just continues the seduction with an array of flavours that reminds you why Champagne is one of the noblest wines of all.

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2007 Volupté Brut 1er Cru

Champagne Geoffroy

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Bottle 75cl £45.00

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Firm and lightly toasty, with smoky almond and pure black cherry notes riding the fine, satiny mousse, while well-knit acidity and a chalky, mineral-tinged underpinning lends this structure and density. Disgorged June 2013. Drink now through 2029.93 Points, Wine Spectator

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Rosé de Saignée Brut 1er Cru

Champagne Geoffroy

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Case 3 x 150cl £276.02

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£39.00

Case of 6 £233.98

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The nose of this Champagne is a spring bouquet: rose, wild strawberry, raspberry and later blackberry, combine perfectly to offer the taster aromas, which would be unexpected in a normal rosé Champagne. The mouth follows on from the nose, with the structure of the Pinot Noir leaving at a convincing vinosity at the finish. By virtue of its freshness, this...

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2009 Volupté Brut 1er Cru

Champagne Geoffroy

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Bottle 75cl £47.02

Case of 6 £282.02

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Ultra Brut

Laurent Perrier

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Bottle 75cl £48.00

Case of 6 £287.98

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Ultra Brut, Laurent Perrier

Bottle 75cl £48.00

Ruinart Rosé

Ruinart

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Bottle 37.5cl £24.00

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£7.50

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Very attractive, bright and fragrant red fruits on the nose here. This has a wealth of fresh yeasty characters, fresh pastry and bread dough, plus red fruits, pink grapefruit, and some floral notes too. The palate has a strong nectarine and light cherry flavor thread. Chardonnay has a lot to say here; the texture is creamy and the balance right...

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Ruinart Rosé, Ruinart

Bottle 37.5cl £24.00

Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé

Billecart Salmon

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Case 6 x 75cl
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Very pretty, with lovely floral and rosehip notes on the nose, blossoming into apricots and a slight touch of honeyed fruit on the palate. Elegant without sacrificing intensity, this is a seriously pleasurable Rosé.Armit Wines

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2012 Special Club

Champagne Gimonnet

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Bottle 75cl £54.00

Case of 6 £323.98

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2004 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut

Billecart Salmon

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Bottle 75cl £63.34

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2007 Grande Année

Bollinger

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Bottle 75cl £69.34

Case of 6 £415.96

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£154.66

Case of 3 £463.96

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2007 Grande Année, Bollinger

Bottle 75cl £69.34

2012 Chouilly Grand Cru

Champagne Gimonnet

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Bottle 75cl £75.00

Case of 6 £450.02

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2007 Grande Année

Bollinger

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Magnum 150cl £154.66

Case of 3 £463.96

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£69.34

Case of 6 £415.96

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2007 Grande Année, Bollinger

Magnum 150cl £154.66

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CHAMPAGNE WINE REGION

As important as the big name brands will continue to be, Champagne domaines such as Pierre Gimonnet epitomise the spirit and, above all, future for this region. It is worth remembering that there are over 300 villages and defined vineyard areas in Champagne but only 51 of these command Premier or Grand Cru status.

The region's name conjures up an immediate sense of celebration and joie de vivree, revered the world, with an image which the Champagne industry has promoted brilliantly for over a hundred years.

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