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.

Sparkling Wines

  • 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...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry, Rich

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: Rosé
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Serge Mathieu, Champagne Vintage Brut, 2009

    Product Code: MAT709

    Serge Mathieu, Champagne Vintage Brut, 2009

    “The Mathieu’s vintage offering is also made from 100% Pinot Noir. Very fine and persistent mousse. The nose is delightfully open and creamy, with a...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    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 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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  • 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.”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    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, 2006

    Product Code: POL306

    Pol Roger, Champagne Vintage Brut, 2006

    “Traditionally 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards. Pol Roger are renowned for their long lived vintage wines. Classic...”

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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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  • 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, 2015

    Product Code: LAU315

    Domaine J. Laurens, Cremant de Limoux Brut, Les Graimenous, 2015

    “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,...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: England
    • Region: Test Valley
    • Colour: Rosé
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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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.”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    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, 2016

    Product Code: TAN916

    Michele Taliano, Birbet, 2016

    “We could not resist again shipping a bit of this frothy red, a speciality of Piedmont and made like a sparkling Moscato, but from the red...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    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,...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    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.”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    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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  • Domaine des Dieux, Methode Cap Classique, Brut, Claudia, South Africa, 2010

    Product Code: DDD4NV

    Domaine des Dieux, Methode Cap Classique, Brut, Claudia, South Africa, 2010

    “90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, made in the Champagne method, 40 months on its lees, and one of the best New World fizzes we have tried in years:...”

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    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Exton Park Brut Reserve NV

    Product Code: EXT1NV

    Exton Park Brut Reserve NV

    “Made from a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% of Chardonnay, blended from several harvests but currently based on the 2013 vintage. Lightly bready...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: UK
    • Region: Hampshire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Exton Park, Britagne, Blanc de Noirs, NV

    Product Code: EXT4NV

    Exton Park, Britagne, Blanc de Noirs, NV

    “100% Pinot Noir - and no barrel ageing Lightly sherberty scent; this barely shows its red grape character, being pure and refreshing, but also...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: UK
    • Region: Hampshire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Exton Park, Britagne, Blanc de Blancs, 2011

    Product Code: EXT311

    Exton Park, Britagne, Blanc de Blancs, 2011

    “The first release of this, from the oldest Chardonnay vines planted in 2003, and given three years on the lees. Pale gold. Intriguing nose - lime, a...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: UK
    • Region: Hampshire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Exton Park, Britagne, Rose, NV

    Product Code: EXT5NV

    Exton Park, Britagne, Rose, NV

    “From 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. Very pale and slightly coppery. Light red fruit - cranberry and crisp red plum. Perfectly clean and...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: UK
    • Region: Hampshire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Drusian, Rose Mari, Vino Spumante Rosato, Extra Dry, NV

    Product Code: DRU5NV

    Drusian, Rose Mari, Vino Spumante Rosato, Extra Dry, NV

    “We have been listing Prosecco from the Drusian family for 14 years, testament to its popularity with our customers, but this is the first time we...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Veneto
    • Colour: Rosé
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Half Bottle, Exton Park, Britagne, Reserve Brut, NV

    Product Code: EXT2NV

    Half Bottle, Exton Park, Britagne, Reserve Brut, NV

    “Made from a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% of Chardonnay, blended from several harvests but currently based on the 2013 vintage. Lightly bready...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: England
    • Region: Hampshire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Floriano Cinti, Pignoletto Frizzante, Colli Bolognesi, Italy, NV

    Product Code: CIN1NV

    Floriano Cinti, Pignoletto Frizzante, Colli Bolognesi, Italy, NV

    “Pignoletto is the name of the delicious sparkling wine made in the foothills of the Apennines south and south-west of Bologna. From the Grechetto...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Colli Bolognesi
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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