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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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Brut Reserve

Billecart Salmon

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Case 6 x 75cl
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Lovely, classic Champagne nose, full of peach, ripe strawberries and brioche. Creamy and buttery on the tongue, with a vibrant citrus finish. Beautifully textured and well-balanced. In a word, delicious.Armit Wines

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2011 Empreinte Brut 1er Cru

Champagne Geoffroy

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Bottle 75cl £37.00

Case of 6 £222.00

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This crunchy, elegant Champagne is the ultimate expression of Geoffroy's prized Pinot. It wears its elegance with modesty, displaying a delicate golden delicious perfume combined with a superb lifted crunch. It is long and extremely textural but stand beautifully on its own as an aperitif. Armit Wines

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Rosé de Saignée Brut 1er Cru

Champagne Geoffroy

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Bottle 75cl £39.00

Case of 6 £233.98

Magnum 150cl

Case of 3 £276.02

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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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Special Cuvée

Bollinger

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Bottle 75cl £40.00

Case of 6 £239.98

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A timeless classic and still one of the best-loved champagnes on sale in the UK. Rich, toasty, biscuity notes, full-bodied and utterly delicious.

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Special Cuvée, Bollinger

Bottle 75cl £40.00

2010 Fleuron 1er Cru

Champagne Gimonnet

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Bottle 75cl £40.50

Case of 6 £242.98

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This superb Blanc de Blancs from Gimonnet captures the true taste of this domaine in a single blend. Offering ample frut with lingering apple and pears, it has a creamy bead and fine chalk texture of mineral grip and character and possesses intense structural precision. Simply sumptuous.Armit Wines

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2009 Fleuron 1er Cru

Champagne Gimonnet

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Magnum 150cl £90.00

Case of 3 £269.98

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2008 Fleuron 1er Cru

Champagne Gimonnet

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Magnum 150cl £90.00

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Deliciously precise with high toned citrus fruit providing thrilling focus and definition. White flowers and crisp apple join the chorus, making this supremely refreshing as well as exceedingly moreish. This really speaks of the character of Cuis – the heart and soul of Gimonnet’s vineyard holdings. Presented in a special gift box. 

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2008 Volupté Brut 1er Cru

Champagne Geoffroy

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Bottle 75cl £45.00

Case of 6 £269.98

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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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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

Case of 6 £45.00

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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

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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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