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Alfred Basely Champagne Brut NV 750ml

This deliciously dry and elegant Champagne is made by a small grower located in the village of Champillon. Look for ripe lemony citrus notes with...
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Alfred Gratien Brut Classique NV 750ml

Rated 93 - A bright, balanced version, with a streak of minerality and a pleasant juiciness to flavors of black currant, poached apple, brioche,...
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Alfred Gratien Brut Classique Rose NV 750ml

Rated 92 - The NV Brut Rose Classic bursts from the glass with gorgeous energy. Sweet red berries, freshly cut flowers and spices are some of the...
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Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Brut 750ml

Rated 92 - Well-knit, integrating a firm backbone of acidity and a fine, lightly creamy texture with flavors of patisserie apple, pastry, blanched...
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Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) Champagne Brut Rose 750ml

Rated 91 - Firm and minerally, with chalk and smoke notes underscoring white raspberry, candied lemon zest, smoked walnut and honey flavors riding...
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Champagne Blend France

The sparkling wines of Champagne have been revered by wine drinkers for hundreds of years, and even today they maintain their reputation for excellence of flavor and character, and are consistently associated with quality, decadence, and a cause for celebration. Their unique characteristics are partly due to the careful blending of a small number of selected grape varietals, most commonly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These grapes, blended in fairly equal quantities, give the wines of Champagne their wonderful flavors and aromas, with the Pinot Noir offering length and backbone, and the Chardonnay varietal giving its acidity and dry, biscuity nature. It isn't unusual to sometimes see Champagne labeled as 'blanc de blanc', meaning it is made using only Chardonnay varietal grapes, or 'blanc de noir', which is made solely with Pinot Noir.
Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.