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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Bollinger La Grande Annee

75 cl

The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. 17 villages have entered in the 1999 blen..

€109.99 Ex Tax: €89.42

Veuve Clicquot Magnum 1.5L

1.5L

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a much loved Non-Vintage Champagne and it owes its superior rich..

€122.99 Ex Tax: €99.99

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2008

75cl

One of the greatest Chardonnay-led Champagnes. Belle Epoque tastes as good as it looks, and this 200..

€149.99 Ex Tax: €121.94

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 New In

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006

75cl

This 2006 vintage is an exclusive blend from eight classic Grands Crus: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonna..

€200.00 Ex Tax: €162.60

Bollinger RD 2004 Release New In

Bollinger RD 2004 Release

75cl

The 25th vintage to come from the RD collection, the Bollinger R.D 2004 Release. This is a..

€205.00 Ex Tax: €166.67

Louis Roederer Cristal 2009

75cl

Cristal was originally created by Louis Roederer to fulfill the request of Tsar Alexander II for a C..

€215.00 Ex Tax: €174.80

Armand de Brignac Gold

75 cl

Armand de Brignac Brut Gold has a fresh and lively bouquet, with light floral notes and a racy fruit..

€285.00 Ex Tax: €231.71

Krug Vintage 2002 New In

Krug Vintage 2002

75cl

From a legendary vintage that has been described as perfect and flawless. This 2002 is one of the hi..

€300.00 Ex Tax: €243.90

Krug Brut Rose

75cl

The Brut Rose is a relatively new addition to the Krug range having been introduced in 1983. This is..

€339.99 Ex Tax: €276.41

Dom Pérignon Vintage Rosé 2004

75 cl

A rare gift for those with distinguished taste. This graceful selection displays the perfect combina..

€360.00 Ex Tax: €292.68

Armand de Brignac Rose

75 cl

Armand de Brignac Rose is a stunning rose Champagne made in tiny quantities and is attractively pres..

€440.00 Ex Tax: €357.72