After several hours of research, we have selected the 6 best champagnes from more than forty houses offering their products on the market. Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage wins our preference because it is, according to wine lovers and specialists, very elegant on the palate. It will delight the palate of your guests, whether as a side dish or for the pleasure of the fine bubble!
The best cheap champagnes
1/ Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut
The house Perrier-Jouët, founded in 1811, has carved out a place of choice among the best brut in the world not only thanks to the quality of its champagnes, but also thanks to its famous Art Nouveau serigraphy with the decoration of white anemones and enamelled roses encircled with gold! For the anecdote, know that the Grand Brut from Perrier-Jouët was also served during the marriage of Prince Albert of Monaco with Charlène Wittstock in 2011. Elegant to the end of the pass, it would be offered without blushing, especially in holiday season!
[ SHOP $48,88 ]
2/ Champagne Pol Roger, Réserve, Brut
The Pol Roger house is especially appreciated on the other side of the Channel, notably at the court of England. The house is as such holder of the “Royal Warrant” of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. And when you know that it is champagne served at weddings of your grandchildren, it gives a good idea of its quality! This raw champagne, not vintage and ready to drink, was assembled from a mixture of three grape varieties, at a rate of 33% each – among the wines of the year and those in reserve, up to 25% for these last. It is then dosed and put in the cellar for 4 years.
[ SHOP $48,88 ]
The best mid-range champagnes
3/ Veuve Clicquot Vintage Reserve 2008
It is quite difficult to find quality champagne at an affordable price, but we succeeded in this little tour de force with the Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage from 2008, which was a good year for the Champagne vineyards. It consists of 61% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Meunier, for a dosage of 8 g per liter. This wine is distinguished from the other two vintages, by a little, unprecedented addition during vinification: 5% of the wines were indeed vinified and aged in wooden casks from the forests of Central France, Allier and Vosges.
[ SHOP $89,65 ]
4/ Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut
Another “old” house that turns our heads with its champagnes. And above all: this is the one a certain secret agent 007 likes! The house also produced a special “Specter” cuvée for the 24th film in the saga. This special cuvée comes from the blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier, among the 85% Grands and Premiers crus from its vineyards. It is then dosed between 8 and 9 g / L, then kept for several years in the cellar before being offered! Against all odds, you can keep it a little in the cellar or drink it quickly.
[ SHOP $45,62 ]
The best high-end champagnes
5/ Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée 167th Edition Reims
Maison Krug, founded by Joseph Krug in 1843, is renowned for the exceptional quality of its champagnes and especially its Grande Cuvée. The founder, a great pioneer, has written down the assembly tests carried out so that his successors can follow in his footsteps … In short, a house of traditions which attracts visitors from all over the world every year! The Grande Cuvée is the emblematic bottle of Krug: a champagne of great finesse going beyond the vintages.
[ SHOP $259.99 ]
6/ Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut La Grande Dame Vintage 2006
Definitely, we give pride of place to the house of Veuve Clicquot in our selection, with a vintage champagne 2006 this time! La Grande Dame is the blend of eight exceptional vintages: Aÿ, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy, Verzenay for Pinot Noir (53%) and Avize, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for Chardonnay (47 %). The dosage of 8 g / L classifies it in the rough. 2006, and especially its cold and long winter, put the grapes to the test, which could have augured a real disaster, but against all expectations, the grapes of that year are exceptional!
[ SHOP $143.95 ]