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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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Bollinger Champagne Brut Rose 750ml

Rated 93 - This is a rosé of complexity and sophistication. It is essentially a finessed version of Special Cuvée and has all the brightness and...
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Bollinger Champagne Brut Speciale 750ml

Rated 94 - A rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors....
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Bollinger Champagne La Grande Annee 2005 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2005 is an impressively fresh Champagne that has an array of grilled nuts, nougat and chalky minerals ahead of red apple, lemon and...
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Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut 2002 750ml

Rated 99 - Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky...
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Bruno Paillard Champagne Brut Assemblage 2004 750ml

Rated 93 - (47% pinot noir, 42% chardonnay and 11% pinot meunier; disgorged in March, 2012): Vivid yellow-gold. Heady, highly perfumed scents of...

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The beautiful rolling hillsides of the Champagne region of France have, for hundreds of years, been producing many of the world's most famous wines. The sparkling white wines to come out of Champagne's prestigious wineries have conquered the world, and are drank in celebration across the globe. The vast majority of the region is under vine, and grows predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varietals, which are usually blended together by master wine-makers in order to make their recognizable and widely loved produce. The north-easterly region of Champagne has a relatively cool climate, and quite a lot of rainfall, making it far from ideal for ripening grapes. However, the presence of heavily forested areas in the region helps maintain a balanced temperature, and the generations of expertise the wineries hold clearly produces excellent results in spite of the climatic problems.
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.