It’s that time of the year when you need to stock up on champagne for when the clock strikes 12. You could choose to only stock up on the worlds Top 100, or be a little bit softer on your bank account. Below is our Top 5 best Brut Champagnes which you can purchase last minute and at almost any off-license. Enjoy you New Year! And key on Poppin’!
The signature champagne since 1772, Yellow Label Brut showcases the fine art of blending. With a predominance of Pinot Noir to provide that typical Clicquot structure, a touch of Meunier rounds out the blend whilst Chardonnay adds elegance and finesse.Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label manages to reconcile two opposing factors – strength and silkiness – and to hold them in perfect balance with aromatic intensity and a lot of freshness. This consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as the Champagne to enjoy with a meal.
The chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart. The grape, mainly harvested frome the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs, is at the heart of all our cuvées.
“R” de Ruinart is the epitome of freshness and balance with generous propotions of chardonnay (40%), pinot noir (50 to 55%), and meunier (5 to 10%).
Visually, its radiance is crystalline with a shimmering yellow colour and golden hues. The nose is delicate and fruity displaying dominant aromas of fresh white pear and dry fruits such as hazelnuts and almonds, followed by white flower notes, Viennese pastry and buttered brioche.
Taittinger Brut yellow color is both pale and bright. A strong effervescence along with profuse bubbles create a dense froth line. The nose first combines a mineral character and fermentation aromas of breadcrumbs. Then a fine, intense and sweet fruit bouquet reveals aromas of lemon fruit paste, tangerine candy and a floral hint of acacia honey.
The first impression is fruity on the palate, both crisp and rich. The mid-palate is balanced, well-bodied and smooth with pink grapefruit flavors. The finale note is lively, persistent, generous and complex. In spite of being quite young, Taittinger Brut already shows an outstanding balance between refinement, elegance and delicacy. Its pervasive freshness suggests a great ageing potential.
The Brut Réserve is a light, fine and harmonious champagne. Its blend is made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier from three different years, sourced from the best sites in the Champagne region.
This cuvée, with reflections of straw yellow, stands out by the finesse of its slowly rising bubbles and its persistent and abounding mousse.
Maturity touched with floral freshness for this cuvée that breathes aromas of fresh fruit and ripe pears. A full and accurate flavour combined with a fine freshness and a rich bouquet bear witness to the ageing of this cuvée in the House’s traditional cellars.
For blending, only the musts of the cuvée are used, so only 80% of the grape juice extracted from pressing.
A majority of Chardonnay, over 50%; Pinot Noir, over 30%; Rounded out with Meunier, between 10 and 20%
+ Reserve wines up to 20-30% to ensure perfect consistency in style.
ale gold in colour. Fine bubbles feed a persistent mousse. A delicate nose with hints of fresh citrus and white flowers. The wine’s complexity is expressed in successive notes like vine peach and white fruits notes. A perfect balance between freshness and delicacy with fruity flavours very present on the finish.