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Champagne wines

Champagne’s marginal vine growing climate of cold winters and warm summers means that non-vintage blends form the mainstay of production – as grapes from one harvest rarely make a good wine in their own right, although exceptional years are sold as vintages.

This phenomenon of blending grapes from different vintages has resulted in the development of individual house styles (Champagne producers are known as houses) – and so it is brand and consistency, rather than any other factor that is of paramount importance when buying Champagne. The majority of growers sell their grapes or wine to larger houses.

Champagne is made using the ‘Champagne method’ (methode champenoise), which involves secondary fermentation in the bottle. Rosé Champagne may be made using grape skin contact or (and unlike any other French region) by adding a small amount of red wine to the blend.

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Dom Perignon 1999
Dom Perignon 1999
Your Price: $265.00
Dom Perignon 1999
“…possesses outstanding balance and plenty of harmony.” Antonio Galloni
Dom Perignon 2000 - Golden West Wines
Dom Perignon 2000
Your Price: $230.00
Dom Perignon 2000
“...a gorgeous, seductive wine that floats on the palate with remarkable grace.” Antonio Galloni
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 - Golden West Wines
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004
Your Price: $275.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2004
“this is a wine of incredible finesse, length and balance...” eRobertParker.com
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005
Your Price: $275.00
Louis Roederer, Cristal 2005
“...a perfect balance of richness and age worthiness.” Wine Enthusiast