Champagne

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.

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Champagne

Moet et Chandon Imperial Brut NV

75 cl

Moët Impérial is the House’s iconic champagne. Created in 1869, it embodies Mo&eum..

€47.95 Ex Tax: €38.98

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV

75 cl

The Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a much loved Non-Vintage Champagne. It owes its superior richness..

€52.95 Ex Tax: €43.05

Bollinger Special Cuvée NV

75 cl

Special Cuvée is the signature of the House of Bollinger, and is the object of the greatest c..

€55.95 Ex Tax: €45.49

Pol Roger 2008 Vintage

75cl

Made in the classic, refined Pol Roger style. The 2008 vintage surprised many and exceeded expectati..

€59.99 Ex Tax: €48.77

Billecart Salmon Rosé

75 cl

Wonderful champagne from a well established producer. Production techniques of this vineyard date ba..

€76.99 Ex Tax: €62.59

Cattier Brut Rosé Premier Cru

75 cl

Cattier, Brut Rosé, 1er Cru Rose, is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier & 10% C..

€49.95 Ex Tax: €40.61

Cattier Brut Antique 1er Cru

75 cl

This Premier Cru from Cattier is assembled from 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay..

€46.95 Ex Tax: €38.17

Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve

75 cl

The Brut Réserve is a light, fine and harmonious champagne. Its blend is made with Pinot Noir, Ch..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71

Laurent Perrier Brut NV

75cl

A minerally, taut style of Champagne with delicious flavours of pear, lemon preserve and toast. Cris..

€46.99 Ex Tax: €38.20

Pol Roger Rose 2006

75 cl

One of our favourite rose Champagnes. This is consistently good from vintage to vintage. Smooth and ..

€67.99 Ex Tax: €55.28

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV 37.5cl

37.5cl

The Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a much loved Non-Vintage Champagne. It owes its superior richness..

€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.38

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Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

75cl

100% Chardonnay. This excellent Champagne is both intense and refined with a floral nose and a palat..

€95.95 Ex Tax: €78.01

Veuve Clicquot Rose Brut

75 cl

This dry Rosé from Veuve Clicquot is frsh light and makes a superb aperitif. To the base of t..

€68.99 Ex Tax: €56.09

Pol Roger White Label NV

75 cl

The house style at Pol Roger is all about elegance and most of their Champagnes contain a high propo..

€43.99 Ex Tax: €35.76

Laurent Perrier Rose NV

75cl

A classic rosé Champagne that is the yardstick against which most others are measured. LP Ros..

€69.95 Ex Tax: €56.87

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose 2008

75cl

Attractive, rich, toasty and even a touch smoky. This is an excellent full-bodied rose Champagne wit..

€73.99 Ex Tax: €60.15