Sparkling Wines

Most of the sparkling wine we sell 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.

Domaine des Dieux, Methode Cap Classique, Brut, Claudia, South Africa, 2013

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Domaine des Dieux, Methode Cap Classique, Brut, Claudia, South Africa, 2013

"This South African wine may taste slightly more like a sparkling Chardonnay than...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginSouth Africa

RegionElgin

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeDDD413

GrapeChardonnay & Pinot Noir

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The Grange, Pink, Dry English Sparkling Wine, Hampshire, England, NV

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The Grange, Pink, Dry English Sparkling Wine, Hampshire, England, NV

The Grange rosé fizz comes from one well-sited, south facing slope above the river Itchen near...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginEngland

RegionHampshire

ColourRosé

ABV11.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeGRA5NV

GrapePinot Meunier, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

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