Nothing beats the sound of a Champagne cork to get into a celebratory mood. As the count down to the festive season has officially started we have compiled for you a list of the finest bubbles to gift, drink or to share.
Over the past 20-odd years we have gradually and purposefully handpicked some of the best champagne producers to bring into South Africa for our customers. Whether they be Grande Marques or Growers, our portfolio of champagne means there is a style for everyone. More recently, we did begin feeling that something was missing: a South African bubbly. Just last year we welcomed Colmant to the GD family of local producers – easily one of the leading Cap Classique producers in the Cape.
This time of year is all about celebration and sharing. Bubbly ticks both of these boxes and then some. We have therefore assembled a selection of special bubblies for you to choose from for the festive season.
If you haven’t yet found a present for anyone and feel that a bottle of bubbles will do nicely, then it’s important for us to mention that some of the champagnes here come packaged in a gift box. Alternatively, we do have our own very slick, black gift boxes for both 750ml and 3L (magnum) bottles.
For those whose love for bubbly and nifty gadgets combine like cream and mince pies, then the Coravin Sparkling is just for you. The Sparkling Wine Preservation System preserves the crisp flavor and effervescence of your favorite sparkling wines for 2 weeks.
Vilmart et Cie | 1er Cru “Coeur de Cuvée” 2011 | R 1,625
Larmandier-Bernier | Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut “Latitude” NV | R 695
Larmandier-Bernier | Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs “Les Chemins d’Avize” 2012 | R 1,615
Larmandier-Bernier | 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut “Longitude” NV | R 795
Marguet Père et Fils | Grand Cru Aÿ 2014 | R 1,210
Marguet Père et Fils | Premier Cru “Sapience” 2009 | R 2,460
Grandes Marques & Cap Classique
Lanson | Brut “Le Black Label” NV | R 750
Lanson | Brut “Le Rosé Label” NV | R 975
Lanson | Brut “Le Blanc de Blancs” NV | R 995
Lanson | Brut “Le Vintage” 2009 | R 1,250
Pol Roger | Brut Réserve NV | R 895
Pol Roger | Brut Blanc de Blancs 2013 | R 1,395
Colmant | Cap Classique Brut Rosé NV | R 250
Colmant | Cap Classique Brut Blanc de Blancs NV | R 299
Lanson | Brut “Le Black Label” NV | Gift Pack with 2 x small flutes | R 750
Pol Roger | Brut Réserve NV | Gift Set with 2 x flutes | R 995
Marguet Père et Fils | Premier Cru “Sapience” 2009 | Gift Box | R 2,460
Lanson | Brut “Le Black Label” NV | Gift Set with 2 x small flutes | R 850
Lanson | Brut “Le Rosé Label” NV | Gift Set with 2 x flutes | R 975
Coravin Sparkling™ | R 8,995 | contents include:
1 x Sparkling Charger device
2 x Sparkling Stoppers
4 x Coravin Pure™ Sparkling CO2 Cylinders
2 x Bottle Bags