Welcome to our range of leading brands of Vintage and Non Vintage Champagnes. We do our best to offer you a wide selection of styles and tastes, with plenty of well know brands who are well established here in the UK. We offer a selection of both vintage and non vintage champagnes from these Houses, all steeped in history. Most of the main brands are now owned by major international companies but one or two such as Taittinger remain under the ownership of the family.
Thanks for visiting our Bollinger page. Established in 1829, we have been able to enjoy these wonderful champagnes for nearly 200 hundered years. That's true Champagne history!
Bollinger was established in 1829 by Jacques Joseph Placide Bollinger and his partners Paul Renaudin and Count Athanase de Villermont. Later, Bollinger’s iconic leader was Madame Elisabeth Bollinger, known affectionately as ‘tante Lily’. One of Lily’s most famous statements about Bollinger is often quoted today, "I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it, unless I'm thirsty."
Bollinger is one of the few remaining independent family owned Champagne houses. It is a relatively small house but has worked over the years to acquire some of the finest vineyards, and now has about 165 hectares. The chalky soils found in the cooler northerly climate create a unique terroir for the 3 main grapes of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.
Taittinger are known for their discreet and elegant style of champagnes, and their use of a high percentage of chardonnay in the blend ranging from 40% in the Brut Reserve to 100% in the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. Origins date back to 1734 when the House was founded by Jacques Fourneaux. Pierre Taittinger purchased the House in the early 1930s and remains in the family name today, at the heart of Reims. From mid 2005 until May 2006 the House was sold but after much negotiation, it was brought back and is run today by the Taittinger family. Taittinger was one of the first producers to use stainless steel vats, and in the raly part of this millenium a new vat hall came into production. Our range includes the Brut NV, Rose NV, the Nocturne Sec and the wonderful Brut Vintage from 2005 and the flagship Compte, a magnificent Blanc de Blanc.
Lanson is the fourth oldest house in Champagne and was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1860 by Queen Victoria. The House dates back to 1760 and Lanson are of the few producers to prevent malolactic fermentation, keeping their wines crisp and refreshing. The wine then has extended ageing in the historical wine cellars to mature and soften. We offer the whole spectrum of Lanson Champagnes and many of their gifts as well. Lanson are very much one of our favourites and offer a great product set. The Black Label is a top champagne and accompanied by a wonderful Rose. Don’t forget the White Label and the amazing Vintages. A great House and we are proud to offer their products.
The Ruinart House was founded in 1729 and is the oldest Champagne House. It was founded by Nicolas Ruinart, nephew of Dom Thierry Ruinart. The chalk pits used for maturation and frementation are some 38 metres deep and in 1931 were given a historical monuments status. Ruinart Champagnes are supple and smooth, but always full bodied. The Blanc de Blancs is the flagship of the range, which also includes two classics in the Dom Ruinart Blanc and Dom Ruinart Rose.
The champagne is creamy and offers a soft mousse with a citrus zest, perfect with the flavours of the ocean! Perfect for any occasion.
Extravagance, rich, and perfectly crafted. A subtle and beautifully crafted framework which is the signature of Gosset champagnes. Bright and golden in colour, this wine is dominated by refreshing mineral notes combined with a warm and consistent flavour echoing the wine’s richness and plumpness.
Sweetness, simplicity, and structure. Gosset Grand Rosé Brut. Dominated by strong flavours of red fruit such as wild strawberries which deliver a sweet, enveloping sensation. A delicate colour of salmon-pink rose petals.
The salmon pink appearance draws you in, and once in the glass, the aromas of strawberries will further entice you! Millions of fine bubbles help create a soft creamy mousse. A gem!
Lanson Extra Age Brut 75cl - Intense and complex, aromatic and solid. This is a rich strong and solid champagne, good with strong flavoured foods.
A Taittinger speciality, the Nocturne Sec is a soft gentle Champagne with a beautiful texture. Nocturne Sec is easy to drink with a soft sweet nature. Very gentle on the palate and not so dry. One to be enjoyed all evening.
A beautiful example of Brut Champagne, typifying the supple smooth finish associated with the Ruinart House. This fine wine is wonderfully fresh and boasts a long finish. Known for being very well balanced and harmonious. The brilliant colour and taste will add perfection to any meal. 40% Chardonnay 60% Pinot Noir
Made from wines from the four Grand Crus sites using the first pressing. With 25% of the wine being from reserve stocks from earlier selected vintages, this is magnificent champagne. Great care and thought has gone into the development and its offers high quality at a very easonable price The Prélude is a beautifully crafted...
Lanson White Label is just the perfect way to start celebrating! This perfect blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier grapes offers up a soft fresh feel which is very slightly less dry than the Black Label. Honey and citrus add to the delightful complexity of this wine.
Pour, taste, and savour the dynasty of the Tsars! This is simply a class above the rest!
A unique opportunity to discover the expression of the 2009 Vintage from Bollinger. A great Champagne of character whose elegance is reminiscent of the famous secret agent 007. "We have kept the best, the richest wine" - Gilles Descôtes - Bollinger Cellar Master. 68% Pinot Noir 32% Chardonnay