3 Bottle Sparkling case for those special days!
A case of 3 bottles of Fizz! One of each of the following in conjunction with our partners Great Wine Online Ltd :
Duc de Breux Blanc de Blancs:
Vintage NV Code 180610 Country France Grape Ugni Blanc Airen Alcohol 11% Closure Cork
Producer Duc de Breux is made by the company founded by Jean-Eugene Charmat, who in 1907 invented the sparkling wine production method that bears his name. Breux is a village in northeast France, and its medieval duke was one of Charmat’s favourite historical characters.
Vineyard: The grapes are sourced predominantly from the Charentes area to the north of Bordeaux.
Winery: This wine was produced using the Charmat method: base wine was produced with conventional fermentation, and then transferred to pressure tanks along with sugar and yeast. This triggered the second fermentation,and because the tanks were sealed, the resulting carbon dioxide was trapped in the wine. Once the correct degree of ‘fizz’ is reached, the wine is chilled to halt the fermentation, then filtered and bottled under pressure to retain the bubbles.
Taste: Light and delicate, with floral and fruity notes to the fore; fine bubbles and a rounded mouth feel are complemented by a crisp, dry finish.
Cava Brut Reserva René Barbier:
Vintage NV Code 599200 Region Penedès Appellation Cava Grape 50% Macabeo 35% Parellada 15% Xarel-lo Alcohol 12% Closure Cork
Producer The Barbier name is one of the most famous in Penedès, the origin of almost all Cava. Léon Barbier emigrated from the southern Rhône in 1880, bringing much-needed French know-how to these vineyards near Barcelona. Originally forging its reputation on still wines, René Barbier now excels in Cava, with class-leading standards of production at every stage of the process.
Vineyard The grapes are grown in the chalk/clay and limestone soils of the Middle Penedès region, thirty-five kilometres south-west of Barcelona. The climate and the altitudes of 350-600 metres above sea level mean that the evolution of the grapes is slow and constant, producing just enough alcohol, but more importantly, retaining a good level of acidity so vital for the production of high-quality sparkling wine.
Winery After a temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel, a blend was made of the three varieties. The wine was bottled with its liqueur de tirage to set off the secondary fermentation, and then remained on its lees for at least eighteen months (double the minimum requirement for Cava) before the sediment was disgorged.
Taste A very elegant Cava, with clean citrus on the nose, backed by soft fruit aromas of peach and melon; the palate is marked by purity and a fine mousse.
Rotari Rosé Metodo Classico Mezzacorona:
NV Code 580320 Country Italy Region Trentino Appellation Trento Grape 75% Pinot Noir 25% Chardonnay Alcohol 12.5% Closure Cork
Producer The name Rotari derives from the Longobard King Autari, who fought one of the most important battles along the valleys of this territory in his conquest of Italy and made history with his famous “Edict of Rotari”, a book about the rules of winemaking. Rotari is the specialist sparkling wine-producing arm of Mezzacorona.
Vineyard This wine is produced solely from Rotari-owned vineyards in the cool Adige Valley, north of Trento. All the grapes are hand-harvested for optimal finesse in the finished wine.
Winery Rotari Rosé is made in the traditional method, with second fermentation in the bottle and 24 months’ ageing on the lees.
Taste Elegant traditional-method rosé, showing the delicious red berry fruit of cool-climate Pinot Noir