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

Louis Roederer Brut Premier

75cl

The fantastic non-vintage from Louis Roederer. This is a structured wine with freshness, a live..

€56.95 Ex Tax: €46.30

Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec

75 cl

Boasting a brilliant yellow colour with deep golden highlights, this wine offers delicate bubbles..

€58.00 Ex Tax: €47.15

Pol Roger 2009 Vintage

75cl

Made in the classic, refined Pol Roger style. The 2009 vintage surprised many and exceeded expe..

€59.99 Ex Tax: €48.77

Bollinger Rosé

75cl

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier. Bollinger Rose is modelled on the..

€66.99 Ex Tax: €54.46

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 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

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

Taittinger Brut Rose NV

75 cl

Vinified using the 'l'addition' method from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot ..

€72.99 Ex Tax: €59.34

Veuve Clicquot 2008 Vintage New In

Veuve Clicquot 2008 Vintage

75cl

A superb vintage Champagne made using 34% Chardonnay 61% Pinot Noir 5% Meunier.   ..

€73.99 Ex Tax: €60.15

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

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 Clos du Moulin Brut Premier Cru

75cl

A luxurious champagne blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Made exclusively from grapes picke..

€79.95 Ex Tax: €65.00

Moet et Chandon 2008 Vintage

75 cl

Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the cellar master’s personal, free interpretation ..

€79.95 Ex Tax: €65.00

Cattier Clos du Moulin Brut Rosé Premier Cru

75cl

A wonderful Rose champagne from the Clos du Moulin Range. Comprised of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardo..

€92.99 Ex Tax: €75.60

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs New In

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

Cattier Brut Rose Premier Cru Magnum 1.5L

1.5L

A great value rosé Champagne from Cattier who are based in the town of Chigny Les Roses. This..

€105.99 Ex Tax: €86.17