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

    “From Avirey-Lingey, at the south-west end of the Bar-sur-Aube: here it’s warmer than around Reims, and this offers perfect conditions for the Pinot...”

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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

    “The classic, white foil cuvée, a blend of roughly equal thirds of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, given about four years ageing before...”

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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 Cuvée Prestige, Brut, Magnum NV

    Product Code: MAT9NV

    Serge Mathieu, Champagne Cuvée Prestige, Brut, Magnum NV

    “70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, given a minimum of three years ageing. That Chardonnay element shows in a greater creaminess and freshness in the...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 150cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Thomas-Hatté, Champagne Rosé, Brut, NV

    Product Code: HAT5NV

    Thomas-Hatté, Champagne Rosé, Brut, NV

    “Based on Pinot Meunier. Pale pink. Red fruit and creamy nougat notes. Gentle and elegant: very good value indeed. Now-2019”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    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, Tradition, Brut, NV

    Product Code: HAT1NV

    Thomas-Hatté, Champagne, Tradition, Brut, NV

    “Our "house" Champagne, crafted by fifth generation champagne grower Franck Thomas from 70% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot...”

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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, 2006

    Product Code: POL306

    Pol Roger, Champagne Vintage Brut, 2006

    “The blend for this famously long-lived vintage wine with its retro black and gold label is traditionally 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from Grand...”

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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: 12.5%
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  • Domaine J. Laurens, Cremant de Limoux Brut, Les Graimenous, 2016

    Product Code: LAU315

    Domaine J. Laurens, Cremant de Limoux Brut, Les Graimenous, 2016

    “A blend of 60% Chardonnay with 30% Chenin, 5% Pinot Noir and 5% Mauzac, this is a dead ringer for Champagne, racy and vital, but with some bready...”

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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. That Chardonnay element shows in a greater creaminess and freshness in the...”

    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

    “A frothy sweet red, a speciality of Piedmont and made like a sparkling Moscato, but from the red Brachetto grape. With about 110 grams of residual...”

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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 NV

    Product Code: FOM1NV

    Fontessa Prosecco Spumante, Venezie, Italy NV

    “Light and fresh Prosecco, citrus and green apple. Now-2019”

    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

    “Sharon Parnell, owner of Des Dieux, was the first to begin making sparkling wine in the Hemel-en- Aarde Valley, rightly building on the region’s...”

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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, Britagne, Reserve Brut, NV

    Product Code: EXT1NV

    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: 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 just 2500 bottles, from the oldest Chardonnay vines planted in 2003, and given three years on the lees. Intriguing nose - lime,...”

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    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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  • Exton Park, Britagne, Reserve Brut, NV, Half bottle

    Product Code: EXT2NV

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

    “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: 37.5cl
    • 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 of Bologna; from the Grechetto Gentile grape,...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Colli Bolognesi
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Ashton Hills, Blanc de Noirs, Piccadilly Valley, 2011

    Product Code: ASH811

    Ashton Hills, Blanc de Noirs, Piccadilly Valley, 2011

    “100% Pinot Noir from the famed estate’s own grapes, from a very cool vintage perfect for sparkling wine production. Enticingly yeasty nose, showing...”

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    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Australia
    • Region: Adelaide Hills
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Exton Park, Britagne, Reserve Brut, NV, Magnum

    Product Code: EXT9NV

    Exton Park, Britagne, Reserve Brut, NV, Magnum

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

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: England
    • Region: Hampshire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 1.5l
    • ABV: 11.5%
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