Sparkling Wines

Sparkling Wines


Most of the sparkling wine we sell at SVS is intended for drinking at celebrations of some form or other.


If you are looking for a large quantity do contact us directly as we may be more friendly than the website when it comes to discounts.


Without getting too technical, there’s a big winemaking distinction in the world of sparkling wine. The best wines tend to be made in the same way as Champagne, i.e. with the addition of some sugar (“dosage”) to bottled wine to promote a secondary fermentation within the bottle and thereby generate CO2 - the bubbles in Champagne. This so classed “méthode Champenoise” is used in top quality sparkling wines all over the world, from Crémant de Bourgogne and Crémant de Limoux to wines made in South Africa called Methode Cap Classique (MCC); or indeed the better English sparkling wines (we usually offer the excellent Cottonworth examples from the Test valley in Hampshire). Similarly sparkling wines crafted in this way tend to be made from the classic grapes of Champagne, i.e. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

The majority of other sparkling wine, for example Prosecco from the Glera grape, is made by the Charmat method, by which the second fermentation takes place in tank and then the sparkling wine is bottled under pressure.

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Sparkling Wines

  • Vitteaut-Alberti, Rosé, Crémant de Bourgogne, NV

    Product Code: VIT3NV

    Vitteaut-Alberti, Rosé, Crémant de Bourgogne, NV

    “Soft pink with fine mousse. Uplifting strawberry and raspberry aromas, totally consistent with a joyous red-fruited palate. Mid-weight with a...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: Rosé
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Vitteaut-Alberti, Blanc de Blancs, Crémant de Bourgogne, NV

    Product Code: VIT1NV

    Vitteaut-Alberti, Blanc de Blancs, Crémant de Bourgogne, NV

    “Lemon colouring. Soft floral aromas underpinned with ripe pear and melon flavours on the palate. A touch of honey and a long, creamy finish. Now-2015”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Serge Mathieu, Champagne Tradition, Brut, NV

    Product Code: MAT1NV

    Serge Mathieu, Champagne Tradition, Brut, NV

    “This is 100% Pinot Noir from the Bar-sur-Aube, the south of the region and a little warmer, so ideal for Pinot. It’s always quite deep in colour,...”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Serge Mathieu, Champagne Rosé, Brut, NV

    Product Code: MAT5NV

    Serge Mathieu, Champagne Rosé, Brut, NV

    “Just to show that superb rosé champagne can be found without a ridiculous price tag, our friend Serge Mathieu, master of Pinot Noir, delivers this...”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: Rosé
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Pol Roger, Champagne Réserve, Brut, NV

    Product Code: POL1NV

    Pol Roger, Champagne Réserve, Brut, NV

    “This house, which remains family-owned, is making elegant, well-aged wines. This is the classic, white foil, cuvée. Medium to deep colour for...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Serge Mathieu, Champagne Tradition, Brut, Half, NV

    Product Code: MAT2NV

    Serge Mathieu, Champagne Tradition, Brut, Half, NV

    “100% Pinot Noir, a very classy, much lauded Champagne.”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Thomas-Hatté, Champagne Rosé, Brut, NV

    Product Code: HAT5NV

    Thomas-Hatté, Champagne Rosé, Brut, NV

    “Pale pink with a soft but fine mousse. Complex ripe cherry aromas are supplemented on the palate by more black fruit and creamy nougat notes. Crisp,...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: Rosé
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Thomas-Hatté, Champagne Brut, NV

    Product Code: HAT1NV

    Thomas-Hatté, Champagne Brut, NV

    “70% Pinot Meunier with 20% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir. This has been winning more and more praise from our customers.”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Jacquesson, Champagne, Cuvée 738, NV

    Product Code: JAC138

    Jacquesson, Champagne, Cuvée 738, NV

    “Attractive pale colour with a fine mousse. Light and stylish, with mineral complexity. The palate is expansive, with nutty, oatmeal characters and a...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Pol Roger, Champagne Vintage Brut, 2004

    Product Code: POL304

    Pol Roger, Champagne Vintage Brut, 2004

    “Pol Roger are renowned for their long lived vintage wines. Classic brioche aromas with spice notes. Pale colour and fine mousse lead to a richly...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Nitida, The Matriarch, Methode Cap Classique, Coastal Region, 2012

    Product Code: NIT812

    Nitida, The Matriarch, Methode Cap Classique, Coastal Region, 2012

    “Only the third vintage of Bernhard & Peta Veller’s sparkling blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Engaging scent of ripe citrus backed by...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Domaine J. Laurens, Blanquette de Limoux Brut, Le Moulin, NV

    Product Code: LAU1NV

    Domaine J. Laurens, Blanquette de Limoux Brut, Le Moulin, NV

    “From 90% Mauzac, the traditional variety of Limoux, with 10% Chardonnay. Pale lemon with a fine mousse. Aromas of ripe pear and white flowers with...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Languedoc
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Domaine J. Laurens, Cremant de Limoux Brut, Les Graimenous, 2012

    Product Code: LAU312

    Domaine J. Laurens, Cremant de Limoux Brut, Les Graimenous, 2012

    “A blend of 60% Chardonnay with 30% Chenin, 5% Pinot Noir and 5% Mauzac. The mousse is persistent, with a very fine bead. Such a refined nose with...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Languedoc
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Cottonworth, Sparkling Rosé, Brut, NV

    Product Code: COT5NV

    Cottonworth, Sparkling Rosé, Brut, NV

    “From very well-sited south facing vineyards in the Test Valley just a few miles west of us in Hampshire, Hugh Liddell’s pink, from Pinot Noir,...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: England
    • Region: Test Valley
    • Colour: Rosé
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Taliano, Moscato d’Asti, 2014

    Product Code: TAN814

    Taliano, Moscato d’Asti, 2014

    “From Moscato Bianco (better known as the excellent Muscat à Petit Grains), this is a lightly sparkling, sweetish wine made in the frizzante style....”

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    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Piedmont
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 5%
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  • Ferghettina, Franciacorta, Brut, NV

    Product Code: FEQ1NV

    Ferghettina, Franciacorta, Brut, NV

    “90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, given 24 months on the lees. Charming aroamas: lemony, honeyed and floral. Very light and elegant, but again that...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Piedmont
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Ferghettina, Franciacorta, Satèn, Brut, 2010

    Product Code: FEQ210

    Ferghettina, Franciacorta, Satèn, Brut, 2010

    “100% Chardonnay with no less than three years on the lees; and bottled at 4.5 atmospheres rather than the usual 6. Very floral perfume - irises....”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Piedmont
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Serge Mathieu, Champagne Cuvée Prestige, Brut, NV

    Product Code: MAT4NV

    Serge Mathieu, Champagne Cuvée Prestige, Brut, NV

    “70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, given a minimum of three years ageing.”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Michele Taliano, Birbet, 2014

    Product Code: TAN914

    Michele Taliano, Birbet, 2014

    “We could not resist shipping a bit of this frothy red, made in the same way the Moscato above from the Brachetto grape. With...”

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    Sweet

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Asti
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 5.5%
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  • Cottonworth, Classic Cuvee, English Sparkling Wine, NV

    Product Code: COT1NV

    Cottonworth, Classic Cuvee, English Sparkling Wine, NV

    “Perfectly planted vineyards in the Test Valley facing south and east. Awarded two gold medals and made from the classic varieties of Chardonnay,...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: UK
    • Region: Hampshire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Fontessa Prosecco Spumante, Venezie, Italy

    Product Code: FOM1NV

    Fontessa Prosecco Spumante, Venezie, Italy

    “Fresh and fruity Prosecco with aromas of citrus and green apple. The palate has ripe grapey characters, zesty acidity and a clean, refreshing finish.”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Venezie
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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