l'Evidence Brut, Blanquette de Limoux, Maison Salasar, Languedoc, France
Cremant de Limoux 'Carte d'Or' Sec, Maison Salasar
This Carte d'Or Sec was something of a surprise at recent tastings. We were expecting something a little sweeter, but there is such a wonderful balancing acidity that this is as fresh as a 'brut' even with the greater sugar content.
This is definitely a sparkling wine that will please a crowd, as it really should please dry and sweeter wine drinkers alike.
2018 Classic Cuvee Sparkling, Tuffon Hall, East Anglia, England
Cote Mas Picpoul/Chardonnay Frisante, Domaine Paul Mas, Languedoc, France
Building on the popularity of the Picpoul grape at the moment, Domaine Paul Mas have been experimenting with different winemaking techniques, and they've come up with this beauty made using a method similar to Prosecco. The nose reveals fresh aromas of citrus fruits, apple and pear with floral hints. It is very soft on the palate with a fine fruity fizz and a refreshing, clean finish.
2016 Vintage 'Nutty' Brut, Nutbourne Vineyards, W.Sussex, England
A Traditional Method Sparkling Wine made with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to create a golden colour, natural richness, floral & beautifully balanced wine.
This wine is matured in the bottle for 3 years before a vintage is released.
Les Perrieres Blanc de Blanc Champagne, Ulysse Collin, Champagne, France
The Chardonnay grapes from Ulysse Colin's fabulous Les Perrieres vineyard (one that's particularly high in chalk and flint), produce a Champagne that has a wonderful depth of fruit. It's richer than many Champagnes, leading some to describe it as a white Burgundy with bubbles.
Magnum - Brut Prestige Champagne, Pierre Mignon, Champagne, France
2006 Cuvee Nicolas Francois, Billecart Salmon, Champagne, France
This exceptional cuvée was created in 1964 as a tribute to the House’s founder. It results from the blending of Grands Crus from the classified Côte des Blancs vineyards (Chardonnay) and the Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir).
A wonderfully rich and concentrated Champagne. One of the finest around.