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The appellation of champagne has strict rules, both in what grapes are used and its production methods, all leading to the drive for perfection and the class and style all people expect from this famous and unique sparkling wine. Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire, UK list champagne from all the great properties, including Brut Champagne, Ultra Brut Champagne, Demi-Sec Champagne, Blanc de Blancs Champagne, Rose Champagne and Vintage Champagne.

The principle grape varieties used for making champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and must be grown within the Champagne designated areas. "Methode Champenoise" is the only way champagne can be made and after the first fermentation and bottling, a second fermentaion takes place in the bottle via the help of a small dose of sugar. After aging in the bottle a process of remuage takes place whereby the bottle which nearly upside down is turn by man or machine to settle the lees in the neck of the bottle. Then the neck is frozen thus enabling the now frozen lees to pop out under natural pressure.

The six most important styles of champagne that Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants promote are as follows:

BRUT CHAMPAGNE……..is by far the highest volume of all champagne styles produced, probably in excess of ninety percent. The dosage of sugar added after fermentation is small and resulting in a dry, flavoursome and very popular champagne.

ULTRA BRUT CHAMPAGNE……..is probably the champagne with the lowest volume produced. It is a very dry style with less than half the sugar dosage of Brut Champagne and can be an acquired taste.

DEMI-SEC CHAMPAGNE……..is popular with people who find the Brut too dry and sharp. The sugar dosage will vary from two to three times that of Brut Champagne, hence some Demi-Sec Champagnes can be a little too sweet for most.

BLANC de BLANCS CHAMPAGNE………a very popular Champagne since it portrays more fruit and depth of flavour than Brut, probably because its one grape chardonnay seems to get better and better after each year maturing in the bottle.

ROSE CHAMPAGNE……….is made by blending a small amount of red wine or letting the clear grape juice come in contact with the skins of the dark grapes used in the process. Rose Champagne tastes and styles vary a great deal and the medium flavour wines can prove very popular because of their easy drinking features.

VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE……….while non-vintage champagne can be blend of more than two harvests, vintage champagne must be produced totally from one years harvest i.e. the year on the label. The year when a vintage is declared will be associated with a very good growing season and final harvest, not all producers will declare at the same time, its similar to the protocol of vintage port. Careful selection of grapes after harvest and control during the long maturation process usually means a great champagne will have been delivered.

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Ayala Majeur Brut NV Champagne, Half Bottle,


Ayala Majeur Brut NV Champagne, half bottle is made from a blend of the finest chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes. Light gold in colour with abundant fine bubbles. Open and expressive on the nose with delicate notes of citrus fruits and flowers. Good fruity flavours on the palate combine well with a long satisfying finish. Perfect for an aperitif, pairs harmoniously with seafood or poultry.

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375ml £14.77

Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV Champagne, Half Bottle,


Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV Champagne, Half Bottle, is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for five to fifteen years. The wine has a golden colour and nose picks-up ripe fruit and hints of spice. Long well structured taste with flavours of pear and fresh walnut.

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375ml £17.75

Jacques Bardelot Rose NV Champagne,


Jacques Bardelot Rose NV Champagne has a rich bronze colour with huge amounts of bubbles and the delicate nose reminds one of fresh picked raspberries or redcurrents. The same fruit evolves around the palate and helps with its lingering fresh finish. A first class aperitif or try with creamy desserts.

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750ml £19.94

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Champagne, Half Bottle,


Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Champagne, Half Bottle boasts a deep golden hue with delicate, vivacious and long-lasting bubbles and are the result of a long, slow maturing process in chalk cellars. Thanks to 40% of reserve wines, the blend offers a complex, elegant, voluptuous nose with a touch f freshly baked brioche, rich toasted notes and sun-drenched fruits-mango, apricot and mirabelle plum-accented by dried fruits, pistachio and almond. On the palate the texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry, filled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. The selection of resrve wines gives the wine lushness. The finish unveils notes of praline and vanilla and makes a wonderful aperitif or can be friends with seafood or light meat starters.

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375ml £21.37

Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV Champagne, Half Bottle,


Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV Champagne, Half Bottle is the definitive house-style, composed from thirty still base wines drawn from at least three vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne, pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier blended in equal portions. The pinot noir comes from the villages of the Montagne de Reims and contributes body and character; the chardonnay comes from Epernay itself and the Cote des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the pinot meunier comes from the Vallee de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. The perfect aperitif champagne which is never released until it is at least three years old.

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375ml £21.86

Jacques Bardelot Brut NV Champagne,


Jacques Bardelot Brut NV Champagne has delicate and discreet aromatics of fresh fruits and flowers and is blessed with a fine and very active mousse. The palate again picks-up the fruits, but this time mixed with dry citrus and lemon flavours. The long lasting finish goes well with most types of seafood and also fruit pies, such as apple.

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750ml £21.89

Bollinger Rose NV Champagne, Half Bottle,


Bollinger Rose NV Champagne, half bottle, demonstrates unique blending and red-winemaking skills: a true alchemy, a very technical wine. Lovely colour with the intense depth of a great red wine. On the nose are red berries, red current, cherry and wild strawberry. The palate also has the flavours of fruit berries combined with fine taste structures, length and vivacity.

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375ml £24.94

Ayala Majeur Brut NV Champagne,


Ayala Majeur Brut NV Champagne is made from a blend of the finest chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes. Light gold in colour with abundant fine bubbles. Open and expressive on the nose with delicate notes of citrus fruits and flowers. Good fruity flavours on the palate combine well with a long satisfying finish. Perfect for an aperitif of pairs harmoniously with seafood or poultry.

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750ml £25.97

Ayala Majeur Rose NV Champagne,


Ayala Majeur Rose NV Champagne has a delicate cherry hue and the mousse is very fine and persistent. The nose displays aromas of red fruits like strawberries and cherries with nuances of spice. On the palate, the wine is light, fresh and well balanced. It has a rich, lasting finish with flavours of ripe red gooseberry and raspberry lingering in the the background. Goes well with most dishes, perhaps less with dark or red meat.

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750ml £28.77

Sophie Baron Brut Grand Reserve Champagne,


Sophie Baron Brut Grand Reserve NV Champagne is produced in family owned vineyards with the majority of vines being pinot meunier. The Grand Reserve is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and undergoes malolactic fermentation to give it roundness and wonderful flowery nose. The taste is of dried apricots and white peaches, which also provides a well balanced long-lasting aftertaste. Goes exceedingly well with cold seafood and white meat salads.

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750ml £28.95

A Fourtin Brut Rose NV Champagne,


Chanpagne A Fourtin Brut Rose NV Champagne is a delicate wild rose pink in colour with vigorous and persistant bubbles. Its bouquet of wild flowers and white ripe fruits gives the impression of a soft textured, but lively wine. The palate will appreciate the sound tasty structures of fruit and cream with fresh warm bread overtones. This Rose Champagne will charm Hors d\'oeuvres, seafood, poultry and red berry desserts.

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750ml £29.99

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne,


Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne the texture is full and generous and, in a fairly unexpected way, integrates characteristics of maturity associated with fruitier and more refreshing notes. The wine has a fresh festive finesse, and in the mouth, the wine has structure, richness and length. Will pair well with shellfish or meat and fish terrines.

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750ml £33.35

Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV Champagne,


Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV Champagne is the definitive house-style, composed from thirty still base wines drawn from at least three vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne, pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier blended in equal portions. The pinot noir comes from the villages of the Montagne de Reims and contributes body and character; the chardonnay comes from Epernay itself and the Cote des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the pinot meunier comes from the Vallee de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. The perfect aperitif champagne which is never released until it is at least three years old.

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750ml £34.77

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne

Fine and Full Bodied Dry Champagne


Complex fresh fruit and caramel flavours with an elegent, lengthy finish

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750ml £35.89

Joseph Perrier Champagne Brut, Cuvee Royale

Fine and Full Bodied Dry Champagne


A soft delicate flavour with an elegant golden colour

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750ml £35.95

Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne,


Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, is probably the most well- known Champagne in the world. Lively, well balanced and round, with a unique soft, yet dry finish.

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750ml £37.20

Taittinger Champagne Brut Reserve,

Fine and Full Bodied Dry Champagne


Taittinger Champagne Brut Reserve, is made predominantly from Chardonnay grape with light refreshing style.

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750ml £37.55

Joseph Perrier Champagne, Cuvee Royale, Demi Sec

Fine and Full Bodied Medium Dry Champagne


A fresh and relaxed style with plenty of uncomplicated fruit for those with a sweeter palate

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750ml £37.95

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Champagne,


Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Champagne boasts a deep golden hue with delicate, vivacious and long-lasting bubbles and are the result of a long, slow maturing process in chalk cellars. Thanks to 40% of reserve wines, the blend offers a complex, elegant, voluptuous nose with a touch f freshly baked brioche, rich toasted notes and sun-drenched fruits-mango, apricot and mirabelle plum-accented by dried fruits, pistachio and almond. On the palate the texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry, filled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. The selection of resrve wines gives the wine lushness. The finish unveils notes of praline and vanilla and makes a wonderful aperitif or can be friends with seafood or light meat starters.

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750ml £38.94

Pol Roger Rich, Demi Sec NV Champagne,


Pol Roger Rich, Demi Sec NV Champagne was reintroduced to satisfy the demand from markets where a semi-dry champagne was required to pair with desserts or wedding cake or those with a sweeter palate. In all other regards it is a replica of the Brut Reserve. What makes the Rich NV different from the Brut Reserve is the increased dosage of sugar which makes it the perfect drink for occasions when something a little less dry is called for.

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750ml £38.95

Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Yellow Label Brut,

Fine and Full Bodied Dry Champagne


Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Yellow Label Brut, is the archetypal fizz with attitude and apricot flavours backed by a lingering creamy finish. An attractively nuanced bouquet, and a mouth filling classic taste, sound with a fresh finish.

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750ml £39.99

Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV Champagne,

Fine and Full Bodied Dry Champagne


Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV Champagne is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for five to fifteen years. The wine has a golden colour and nose picks-up ripe fruit and hints of spice. Long well structured taste with flavours of pear and fresh walnut.

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750ml £42.61

Bollinger Rose Brut Champagne,


Bollinger Rose Brut Champagne, is a special non-vintage rose and is the first wine to come from Bollinger for more than 30 years, modelled on its Special Cuvee blend, combining the fruits of previous harvests with reserve wines from their cellars in Ay. The final component-which provides the pink colour and delicate aromas, is a proportion of still red which comes from Bollinger\'s Grand Cru vineyards.

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750ml £42.96

Pol Roger Pure Extra Brut NV Champagne,


Pol Roger Pure Extra Brut NV Champagne is the newest addition to complete the Pol Roger range of Champagnes, this cuvee is above all an exercise in the House style, seeking to craft a wine in its most natural state without the addition of any sweetening dosage. The wine is an expression of the diversity of terroirs, this Non-Vintage Champagne is born of the impeccable balance of the three traditional grape varities, blended in equal proportion. Pol Roger carefuly selects reserve wines drawn across at least three years to gain the right balance of flavour and structure necessary for Champagne or an undosed

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750ml £46.95

Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Champagne 2009,


Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Champagne, 2009 has a silky gold colour with energetic and dazzling effervesence. A complex and delicate bouquet with aromas of red and orchard fruits, a nutty smokiness and a hint of sun-warmed pebbles. The immediate impression is velvety, creamy and elegant on the palate with a mineral freshness and vertical structure very typical of pinot noirs from Verzenay. The intensity of the wine suggests pairing with most foods except strong full flavoured red meats.

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750ml £47.99

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