Category Archives: 10to30 – sparkling

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

Anna Codorniu Cava NV

Anna de Codorniu, Brut, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, NV On Cava regulations Traditional method of production, with a minimum of 9 months lees ageing (15 for a Reserva, and 30 months for a Gran Reserva); minimum pressure of 4 … Continue reading

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Lovells ERSW Rose NV

Lovells Vineyard, Ysobel, English Regional Sparkling Wine, Worcestershire, England, NV This wine: lot No. – none given, traditional method, a blend of rondo (teinturier black hybrid), phoenix (white hybrid) and orion (white hybrid), Diam Diamant technical agglomerate cork closure, 12% … Continue reading

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Iron Horse California 2009

Iron Horse, Brut, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2009 This wine: lot no. DISG12314, a blend of 74% pinot noir with chardonnay, only 2400 c/s produced, mushroom natural cork closure; 13.5% abv, BBR bin end, £15 (09/17) … Continue reading

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Canard-Duchene Brut NV

Canard Duchene (NM-137-004), Authentic Brut, Ludes, Montagne de Reims, Marne, France, NV This wine: lot No. L7Y3NAE06, a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, natural mushroom cork closure, cork code R3A04, 12% abv, widely available, ~£ 27 (12/17) … Continue reading

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Sylvain Foinon Champagne NV

Sylvain Foinon (RM 29637-01), Brut, Champagne, Fleury-la-Riviere (10km north-west of Epernay), Marne, France, NV This wine: lot No. L-11, an unknown blend – although something could be read into village plantings of pinot meunier being 5 times those of pinot … Continue reading

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Chapel Down BdN 2009

Chapel Down, Blanc de Noirs, Wine of England, Kent, England, 2009 This wine: lot no. L7177, varietal pinot noir (then strictly speaking, it should be blanc de noir), 4.5 years on the lees, Diam Diamant technical agglomerate cork closure, 12% … Continue reading

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Oudin-Collet Champagne 2012

Oudin-Collet (RC)*, Prelude des fondateurs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne, Cernay-les-Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, 2012 *RC – récoltant co-opérateur, a grower sells grapes to their co-op, then buys back finished sparkling wine, to market under their own label. This wine: lot … Continue reading

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