Review: Piper Heidsieck Essentiel Cuvée Extra-Brut NV

Piper-Heidsieck is the most popular of the 3 well-known Heidsieck Champagne houses. The House began as Heidsieck & Co in 1785 which was split into two companies by bickering descendants in 1838 – One continuing and evolving into Piper-Heidsieck, the other into Heidsieck & Monopole. A third house: Charles Heidsieck, came to be in 1851 …

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Review: Lanson Green Label Brut Organic NV

Champagne Lanson is the ninth largest house in Champagne, and certainly one of the richest in terms of history. Founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte, the house became “Lanson” after the appointment of close family friend Jean-Baptiste Lanson to the helm of the company in the early 1800’s. Second-generation owner Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, who was a …

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Review: Royal Montcourt Grande Cuvée Brut NV

Royal Montcourt is a Marque d’achetuer (MA) champagne made by La Maison Du Champagne (The House of Champagne) for James Busby fine wines, the procurement and supply arm of Coles Supermarkets. They are responsible for house wine supply to the Coles brands; First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars and Liquorland. At the lower end of the …

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Review: Moutard Pere Et Fils Rosé Cuvée Prestige

Moutard is a family run Negociant Manipulant house based in Buxeuil, Champagne. They are a bit of a jack-of-all-trades house, with wines and spirits also forming part of the family business. They have 21 hectares of champagne varietal grapes. According to the house's own datasheets, the Rosé is built from 55% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and …

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Champagne Pommery Blanc de Blancs NV

Review: Pommery Summertime Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne Pommery is a key part of the much larger Vranken Pommery Monopole Group, and has been around since 1857 when a late second child and a failing wool industry forced Alexandre Pommery to come out of retirement and try his hand at creating Champagnes. The legacy of both his and his wife's efforts are today …

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