Category Archives: 10to30 – sparkling

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

Perelada Rose Brut Cava NV

Castillo de Perelada, Brut Rose, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, NV This wine: a grenache noir dominated blend, with pinot noir and trepat; aged on the lees for ~12 months; mushroom natural cork closure; 11.5% abv, widely available, ~£10 (05/17) Consumer … Continue reading

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Schloss Vaux Sekt 2012

Schloss Vaux, Brut, Cuvee Vaux, Deutscher Sekt, Rheinhessen/Pfalz, Germany, 2012 Note that this wine is a pan-regional blend and so labelled Deutscher Sekt, rather than a wine from a single region which would be Deutscher Sekt b.a. This wine: a … Continue reading

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Bluebell Hindleap Brut 2010

Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Hindleap, Brut, Winemaker’s Classic Blend, Quality English Sparkling Wine, East Sussex, UK, 2010. This wine: a blend of 90% chardonnay, 8% pinot noir, with pinot meunier; bottled 07/11, disgorged o2/16, with minimum of 55 months on the … Continue reading

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Graham Beck MCC Brut NV

Graham Beck, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Methode Cap Classique, Brut, WO Western Cape, South Africa, disgorged March 2015, NV This wine: a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, bottle fermented, lees ageing over 15-18 months, mushroom cork closure, 12% abv, … Continue reading

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Iron Horse California 2009

Iron Horse, Brut, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2009 A blend of 74% pinot noir and chardonnay, mushroom cork closure; 13.5% abv, BBR, £30 (only 2400 c/s produced). WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity gold, … Continue reading

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Codorniu 1872 Brut Cava 2012

Codorniu, 1872 Brut Cava, 2012 Mushroom cork closure, 11.5% abv, widely available at about £12. WSET style tasting note Appearance: pale intensity lemon, showing small bubbles and tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) intensity, fully developed, with aromas of warm hay, … Continue reading

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Mestre Cremant de Bourgogne NV

Mestre Pere et Fils, Rose, AOC/AOP Cremant de Bourgogne, Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, no vintage stated. Permitted varieties are aligote, chardonnay and sacy; gamay and pinot noir. The wines are made by the champagne method, with a minimum … Continue reading

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