10 Bottles of Bubbles for Every Budget
It’s that time of year again! Holiday celebrations, family feasts, Christmas parties, the season of giving and celebrating a brand new year! Sparkling wine is in the spotlight as more and more wine lovers pop bottles to make this time of year extra special. Sparkling wine has many different forms from all over the world from the luxurious Champagne from Champagne, France to Spanish style Cava, Italian Prosecco, pretty pink rose and more. There is a sparkling wine for every budget at Foxcroft Wine Co. here are our top picks at three different price points for bottles of bubbles we have on our shelves right now.
Bubbles below $30
Domaine J. Laurens Crémant de Limoux Brut $21.99
Made from a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin, and a bit of Mauzac and Pinot Noir. Bright notes of citrus and dried fruits, honey and green apple. This selection pairs well with oysters, seadoos and some cheeses.
Sokol Blosser Bluebird Cuvée Sparkling Wine 2017 $25.99
The Bluebird Cuvée is a brut sparkling wine that is dry but with a crisp finish. This sparkling wine expresses aromatics of apple blossom, lychee, and hints of white peach. The mouth feel is bright and vibrant with notes of unripe pear and lime zest. The Bluebird Cuvée label showcases Sokol Blosser’s long-time support of the Prescott Western Bluebird Recovery Project.
Monzio Compagnoni Franciacorta Brut Millesimato $29.99
Made from a blend of Chardonnay Pinot Noir this bottle is soft, buttery with notes of cigar and candies. With delicate bubbles that present a subtle exuberance. The finish is dominated by a touch of liqueur.
Bubbles below $70
Michael Cruse Tradition Sparkling $47.99
This sparkling wine is made in the same process and tradition that Champagne is made. Golden, honeyed nose of toasted hazelnuts, pastry cream, and fresh pears. Gentle, soft mousse with a palate of white flowers, beeswax, and citrus. Long, pastry finish.
Pierre Legras Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne $49.99
Made from 100% chardonnay this sparkling wine has a delicately floral nose with apple and pear flesh. Soft, melted, fruit-forward palate. A fresh, likeable and perfumed Blanc de Blancs. Very enjoyable and equally delicious as an appetizer or throughout the evening.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée $63.99
The pale-golden hue and fine bubbles make this Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage the ideal celebratory bottle to ring in the new year or enjoy in the light of a Christmas tree. With distinctive toasty and spicy aromas and a palate of honey, almond, pastry and baked apples gives it a hint of decadence. Intense yet delicate, elegant yet complex – it’s no wonder it’s consistently crowned one of the best English sparkling wines.
A Maragaine Brut Rosé $64.99
In tasting, the Brut Rosé is crisp and taut, but also has more than enough depth to balance things out. Bright red berry fruit and perfumed floral notes race out of the glass, with beams of saline intensity that lend shape through to the salivating finish.
Bubbles for $100 – $180
The holidays are the perfect time to splurge on a more luxurious bottle of true Champagne. Elevate your joyful celebrations with a bottle you’ll remember. Foxcroft Wine Co. in downtown Greenville, SC carries a selection of some of the highest quality wine in the world on our retail shelves. Here are a few noteworthy selections.
Pierre Moncuit “Delos” 2006 $96.99
A Brut Blanc de Blancs made of 100% Chardonnay.. The color is a bright enticing golden yellow. To the nose: aromas of citruses like grapefruit or lemon. To the palate: lightness and minerality with a light salted note. Perfect as an aperitif but also a marvelous companion to a seafood and shellfish platter, to meats or andouillette with champagne.
Jacquesson 743 Champagne $99.99
On the nose there are uplifting notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and subtle toasted wood while the first sip reveals a crisp acidity, medium body and delicate mousse from the fine bubbles. An ideal partner for seafood and fish dishes, this dry Champagne also makes a great aperitif to prepare the palate before a special dinner or family celebration.
Taittenger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007 $169.99
Elegant and toasty, with a firm backbone of acidity structuring the brioche, lemon zest, poached apricot and spun honey flavors as they ride the lacy bead. Grated ginger and chalk notes detail the lively finish.