When I drink a champagne I want to feel classy, after all it is the drink traditionally favoured by French royalty. I’m especially partial to a fine fizz that’s light and tastes like the nectar of the gods.
Champagne is a very precise drop, it’s only made in the Champagne region in France, where the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne authority impose strict controls on what grape varieties can be used, including pressing and pruning of the vines. They have the power to limit production to keep the prices at a premium. So, when it says Champagne on the bottle you’re guaranteed quality.
The Lathwaite Brut Premier Cru NV Champagne definitely delivers on gorgeous wee bubbles that last, a delicious floral fragrance and a taste that is well balanced in that it is light without compromising its fruit flavours. According to Laithwaites this is ‘rich and biscuity with lots of long lasting bubbles’. This Champagne was created especially for them by their long-standing friend Alain Coharde. A google revealed he is a Champagne Master, and helps out quite a few people, including Tescos, Marks & Spencer and British Airways.
Buy it here!A case is £137.94 which works out around £22 per bottle. It’s absolutely worth it.
Did you know
Contrary to legend and popular belief, Dom Perignon did not invent sparkling wine. The oldest recorded sparkling wine is Blanquette de Limoux, which was apparently invented by Benedictine Monks in the Abbey of Saint Hilaire near Carcassonne in 1531. (Thanks Wikipedia!)