Ireland's best prices on Champagne. We stock an impressive range of some of the world's most beloved champagne brands, such as Veuve Clicquot, Pol Roger, Veuve Clicquot and Armand de Brignac. So what makes champagne so special? Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France. Méthode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced. After primary fermentation and bottling, a second alcoholic fermentation occurs in the bottle. This second fermentation is induced by adding several grams of yeast and several grams of rock sugar. According to the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée a minimum of 1.5 years is required to completely develop all the flavour but most houses age for longer - sometimes much longer. For years where the harvest is exceptional, a millesimé is declared. This means that the Champagne will be very good and has to mature for at least 3 years. During this time, the Champagne bottle is sealed with a crown cap similar to that used on beer bottles. After ageing, the bottle is manipulated, either manually or mechanically, in a process called remuage, so that the lees settle in the neck of the bottle. After chilling the bottles, the neck is frozen, and the cap removed. The pressure in the bottle forces out the ice containing the lees, and the bottle is quickly corked to maintain the carbon dioxide in solution. Some syrup (le dosage) is added to maintain the level within the bottle.
Armand de Brignac Rose is a stunning rose Champagne made in tiny quantities and is attractively pres..
€450.00 Ex Tax: €365.86
A very special and unique cuvee that has been vinified entirely in oak. of the three Champenois..
€95.00 Ex Tax: €77.24
Wonderful champagne from a well established producer. Production techniques of this vineyard date ba..
€92.00 Ex Tax: €74.80
This Premier Cru from Cattier is assembled from 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay..
€50.00 Ex Tax: €40.65
This wonderful champagne is assembled from 50% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. It ..
€47.00 Ex Tax: €38.21
A luxurious champagne blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Made exclusively from grapes picke..
€110.00 Ex Tax: €89.43
A wonderful Rose champagne from the Clos du Moulin Range. Comprised of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardo..
€125.00 Ex Tax: €101.63
The presence of the wine on the palate is immediately captivating. Paradoxically concentrated yet cr..
€232.00 Ex Tax: €188.62
A rare gift for those with distinguished taste. This graceful selection displays the perfect combina..
€420.00 Ex Tax: €341.46
Fresh and fruity Pinot Noir with aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry, and hints of dried herbs. El..
€20.50 Ex Tax: €16.67
This Palo Cortado sherry is delicate with aromas of orange zest, dried pear, almond, and ..
€29.50 Ex Tax: €23.98
The Brut Rose is a relatively new addition to the Krug range having been introduced in 1983. This is..
€500.00 Ex Tax: €406.50
A minerally, taut style of Champagne with delicious flavours of pear, lemon preserve and toast. Cris..
€54.00 Ex Tax: €43.90
The fantastic non-vintage from Louis Roederer. This is a structured wine with freshness, a live..
€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78
2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. However, d..
€500.00 Ex Tax: €406.50
Moët & Chandon's Champagne Grand Vintage is only made in great years and represents the..
€88.00 Ex Tax: €71.54