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Our selection: Must try wines for a good summer

Jun 3, 2021 • 4 mins
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Team Grappers

Summer is fast approaching and what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than with a glass of Champagne in your hand? We’ve put together a selection of Champagnes for you to enjoy whilst soaking up the sun and dreaming of the tropics!

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Beneath a palm tree

Champagne Bruno Paillard, Cuvée Dosage : Zéro 
Close your eyes and imagine you’re lying on a sandy beach, the sound of the waves lapping on the shore… What more could you possibly wish for? Well, a glass of Champagne of course!
The Cuvée D : Z offers the quintessence of the Bruno Paillard style with its purity, energy and remarkable balance. With no dosage and therefore no sugar, this champagne encapsulates the savoir-faire of the winemaker, working without the “safety net” of dosage. The Meunier varietal dominates the blend complemented by equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
This champagne is composed of over 30 different crus vinified in oak barrels and left to age for 3 to 4 years in the cellars before release.
The cuvée D : Z makes the ideal choice for an aperitif with its powerful yet delicate character.
Price : about 50€

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During a game of Mölkky 

Champagne Pierre Gimonnet, Oger Grand Cru, Brut
Oger Grand Cru is the first single village grand cru from Maison Gimonnet and is crafted exclusively from the Chardonnay varietal to create a faithful expression of this unique terroir. The chalky soils impart fresh and lively notes of lemon on the nose whilst delicate aromas notes take centre stage before giving way to white stone fruit. Saline and smoky notes intertwine on the remarkably intricate palate.
Price : about 36€

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Next to a campfire 

Champagne GH Martel, Cuvée Victoire Rosé
GH Martel is unveiling its Cuvée Victoire Rosé, presented in a unique 18th-century inspired bottle. The grapes are grown on a family-owned wine domaine composed of primarily Premier Cru terroirs. The composition of the blend is 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% Meunier.
The Victoire Rosé reveals a deep pink hue and aromas of red fruit on the nose. The palate is generous with notes of blackberry, blueberry and a very elegant finish. This champagne makes the ideal choice for an aperitif or for serving throughout a meal, even with desserts thanks to its 8g/l dosage.
Price : about 37€

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Beside the pool 

Champagne Château de Bligny, Cuvée Blanc de Blancs
The Blanc de Blancs from Château de Bligny offers remarkable freshness and minerality. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in Bligny in the Côte des Bar, this luscious and harmonious Blanc de Blancs reveals a straw yellow hue, a nose of ripe white stone fruit and a refreshing saline edge. The same mouthwatering salinity continues on the palate before giving way to a lovely mineral finish.
This champagne’s freshness makes it the ideal partner for an aperitif, fish dishes and white meats.
Price : about 30€

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For Bastille Day

Champagne Ayala, Brut Nature
Crafted from perfectly ripe and intensely flavoured grapes, this wine undergoes extended periods of ageing resulting in an elegant and vinous champagne with excellent complexity and tension. A pure and precise wine that will charm you with its delicate, lively bubbles. It makes the perfect partner for sushi, maki rolls, shellfish and even a cigar at the end of the meal!
Price : about 33€

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To serve with a barbecue 

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck, Rosé Sauvage
What better way to cool down on a hot summer’s day than with a glass of pink champagne from Maison Piper-Heidsieck? Piper-Heidsieck offers us a luscious rosé with intense notes of red fruit, dominated by the Pinot Noir with a high proportion of red wines resulting in a strong colour and character. Aromas of black cherry and blackberry evolve towards liquorice and smoky notes. The perfect choice for a barbecue!
Price : about 40€