Britain’s sparkling wine market is still worth £1.5bn and 140m bottles of bubbly are sold here each year. Most of the market is made up of prosecco, which has surged in popularity as a champagne alternative over the last few years. We are by quite some way the greatest consumers of champagne outside France, drinking 3 million more bottles then 2nd place USA and twice as many as third place Japan. We love the stuff
Tasting notes: Pale golden colour. Perfectly well balanced. Medium length finish. Complex notes of apple, citrus, white flowers and stone fruit. Has had 4 years cellar ageing. Delicate mousse, very fine bubbles. The blend is dominated by Chardonnay.
Region of Origin – Champagne.
Wine Colour – White
Price – £40
Where do I get it from? Widely Available
Current Vintage – NV
Producer – Laurent Perrier
Grape – 50% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier
Country – France
Verdict – Good champagne.
Food Pairing: Worked brilliantly without food. Could work with delicate canapes or seafood. We had this with lobster rolls and it went brilliantly.