It’s time for our special Champagne sale! With 2,500 bottles from more than 100 different producers, this sale is one of the largest you will find online, featuring many old favourites and new inclusions.
Let’s start with the small growers’ wines, those who produce characterful, handcrafted and terroir-driven wines. First off, the rare wines of Ulysse Collin: Olivier Collin, who worked for a year at Selosse, has been producing wines of absolute purity, like the Chardonnay (Les Perrières) and Pinot Noir (Les Maillons). Also new to our selection are the lovely Champagnes of Françoise Bedel (Origin’elle, Entre Terre et Ciel and L’Ame de la Terre, the latter of the remarkable 2004 vintage), which are great vinous Champagnes, ideal for food pairings.
This year, we were again impressed by the entire range of Francis Boulard and his daughter, Delphine, who now runs the domaine. Their Les Murgiers, the most widely available, offers good value for money from this area, while Les Rachais (both 2008 and 2009) demonstrates the power and personality of great Champagne terroirs. Speaking of terroir, have a look at Riceys, a beautiful area with steep slopes in the Aube, represented in this sale by the estate wines of Olivier Horiot. This young winemaker has been on the rise for the last 10 years and now arguably produces the best wines of this region.
This sale also includes the three big Champagne producers: Pascal Agrapart with wonderful, crystalline wines from Avize; the biodynamic wines of De Sousa (Brut Réserve, Les Caudalies and 3A); and Cédric Bouchard, with his deliciously pure Champagnes (Roses de Jeanne, La Bolorée). Also included are some very well-priced Champagnes that offer great value for money: Charlot Père & Fills in the Marne Valley and Jeaunaux-Robin of Talus-Saint-Prix, south of the Côte des Blancs.
Among the smaller Champagne houses, we feature some connoisseurs’ picks, with the arrival of the new Jacquesson 738, which was recently released on the market (with a 2010-vintage base), as well as the unique Brut Nature of Drappier and the beautifully rare bottles of Egly-Ouriet.
Finally, considering the larger houses, this sale includes a wide selection that ranges from non-vintage brut to prestigious wines from top terroirs. Bollinger is present, of course, with their Special Cuvée and stunning Grande Année 2004; Deutz with their Brut Classic or Amour de Deutz 2002; Pol Roger’s Brut Réserve, Pure, Blanc de Blancs 2002, Rosé 2004 and iconic « Winston Churchill » 2000; Ruinart, with their Brut Réserve and Blanc de Blancs; Henriot’s Blanc de Blancs and Les Enchanteleurs 1998; as well as an almost complete range from Charles Heidsieck.
This is a truly bubbly sale that will make your eyes sparkle while browsing the bottles on offer in our two catalogues – one for non-vintage and one for vintage Champagne.
This Fixed-Price Sale is now closed.
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