Affordable Champagne - two goodies for Xmas 2023

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Affordable champagne? It sounds like an oxymoron right now but we have negotiated price and volume to bring you two top shelf grower champagnes that deliver on flavour (X factor) and price (not over the top).

It is no secret that the cost of living crisis has made our eyes water with the rise in prices of some of our favourite things but these two bubblies are under $60 on special all through December - and they reveal two different sides of the champagne taste spectrum. 

The first is Champagne Bergere, made mostly from Chardonnay (70%) of the blend with Pinots Noir and Meunier making up 20% and 10%, respectively. On the other side, we have an old favourite that we have built up a strong following for over the past five years - Champagne André Clouet, which is 100% Pinot Noir and has all the toasty richness of long ageing on yeast lees; four years in this case.

Both of these wines are multi vintage blends and you can find out more about them on our website. 

In the meantime, pop on down to Regional to buy and try these sensational sparkling wines. They both represent staggeringly good buying in the current market, in which we have seen prices of some of our favourite bubblies rise by astronomical amounts. 

Our team is thankful to have these two outstanding sparkling wines from the Champagne region in store for Xmas 2024.

Champagne Bergere Origine Brut RRP $66.99 

Special $59.99 - Buy here

Complex creamy champagne with Chardonnay in the lead, giving its citrusy purity and freshness in this lovely Champagne, which is relatively new to our shelves. Champagne Bergere is an exciting modern Champagne based in Ferebrianges, and with a building on the famous Avenue de Champagne in Epernay. The Bergere family has grown grapes since 1848 and the winery was founded in 1949 to release champagnes under the family name. Current generation Adrien Bergere heads up the estate with a primary focus on Chardonnay, low dosage across the range, extended lees ageing and judicious use of oak barrels to tease out the full potential of the wines.

Champagne André Clouet Grande Reserve RRP $62.99

Special $56.99 Buy here

André Clouet Grand Reserve is aged on lees for four years before disgorgement, is made from 100% Pinot Noir and has a low dosage is 8 grams per litre, which makes it dry in taste and in style. 

Champagne André Clouet dates back to 1741. Today the family owns eight hectares of estate vines in the best middle slopes of Bouzy and Ambonnay in the Champagne region from which it makes (along with purchased grapes) great wines of richness and depth. André  Clouet Grand Reserve is one of our staff faves here at Regional and is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, all grown on grand cru vineyards and aged on lees for four years before disgorgement. That is significantly longer than the legal minimum of 18 months aging on lees, pre release, in the Champagne region. 

If you’re after a complex champagne made from the great Pinot Noir grape, try this.

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