Category Archives: 10to30 – sparkling

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

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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L’Atzar Cava Reserva 2016

L’Atzar, Reserva, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2016 This wine: lot No. L98-18J, traditional Cava blend, 18 months lees-ageing, agglomerate cork mushroom closure, 11.5% abv, Waitrose, £8 (01/19) Consumer tasting note: a refreshingly dry alternative to prosecco, with added interest … Continue reading

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Ch. Bethanie Cremant de Jura NV

Fruitiere Vinicole Arbois (a co-op), Chateau Bethanie, Brut, AOC Cremant de Jura, Arbois, Jura, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, NV On Cremant de Jura [1,2] Made an AOC in 1995, both white, ~90% of production (oft varietal chardonnay), and pink (oft varietal pinot … Continue reading

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