Category Archives: 10to30 – sparkling

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £30

Sixteen Ridges England 2013

Sixteen Ridges, Signature Cuvée, Traditional Method Quality Sparkling Wine, Worcestershire, England, UK, 2013 On wine produced in England This wine is PGI, Quality Sparkling Wine, as it contains a hybrid variety, seyval blanc. To be PDO, English Quality Sparkling Wine, … Continue reading

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Oltrepo Pavese Pinot Nero 2016

Produced by Azienda Agricola Padroggi La Piotta, for Hay Wines, Metodo Classico, 1231 Vintage Brut, DOCG Oltrepò Pavese, Pavia, Lombardy, Italy, 2016 This wine: lot No. L7173 (on rear label), organic, varietal pinot noir, aged for 36 months on the … Continue reading

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Casa Belfi Glera Col Fondo NV

Casa Belfi, Col Fondo, IGT Veneto Frizzante, Treviso, Veneto, Italy, NV This wine: lot No. L0419 (on front label), 6k bottles produced, organic and biodynamic, varietal glera, first fermentation in tank, unfiltered and unfined, with no SO2 added, then refermented … Continue reading

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Loire Methode Traditionelle NV

Vignobles Gunther-Chereau, Chateau du Coing, Perles Fines de Coing, Methode Traditionelle, Vin Mousseux de Qualite, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France, NV This wine: lot No. L12094 (on back label), varietal melon de bourgogne aka muscadet, lees aged for ~18 … Continue reading

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Foncalieu Chardonnay Brut NV

Les Vignobles Foncalieu (a union of co-operatives), Les Petites Perles, Chardonnay, Brut, Vin Mousseux de Qualite, France, NV On vin mousseux de qualite, and some notes on sparkling wine made outside Champagne. This wine: lot No. LSB91307 (below rear label), … Continue reading

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Robert Blanquette de Limoux NV

Robert de Fourn, Carte Ivoire Brut, AOP Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV On Blanquette de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L1011162, a blend of 90% mauzac with chardonnay and chenin blanc, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, 12.5% abv, … Continue reading

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Laurens Cremant de Limoux 2017

Domaine J Laurens, Les Graimenous, Tete de Cuvee Brut, AOC Cremant de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On Cremant de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L191003 (on back label), a chardonnay dominated blend with chenin blanc (together max 90%), mauzac … Continue reading

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Vilmart PC Grand Cellier NV

Vilmart & Cie (NM), Brut, Grand Cellier, PC, Rilly la Montagne, Marne, Grand Est, France, NV This wine: Lot No. LGC08-17 (on back label), disgorged 08/17; organic; a blend of 70% chardonnay with pinot noir, fermentation (no MLF) and maturation … Continue reading

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Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Brut, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV On DOCG Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta. In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and … Continue reading

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Tenuta Giol Raboso Italy 2009

Tenuta Giol, Dossagio Zero, Spumante Metodo Classico di Raboso, Veneto, Italy, 2009 This wine: lot No. L.001, made within DOC Vicenza, where this sparkling wine may be simply labelled as Raboso; organic, varietal raboso veronese (an ancient acid and tannic … Continue reading

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