Category Archives: 10to30 – sparkling

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

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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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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