Vintage Cellars have named the top premium sparkling wines and all of them are from Champagne.
France has dominated the Vintage Cellars annual list of the best premium sparkling wines.
The winners, Pol Rogers and Perrier-Jouet “exemplify the fruits of the traditional methods built up over generations,” the company said on its website.
Pol Roger Vintage Champage France
Pol Roger Vintage champagne costs around $90 per bottle.
The Epernay winemaker has been making champagne for more than 160 years.
“The palate first reveals a very creamy and full-bodied texture,” Vintage Cellars said of the category winner.
“The freshness gives way to a well-balanced structure offering aromas of fresh biscuits and apricots.”
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV Champagne
Joint winner, Perrier-Jouet is no stranger to champagne accolades.
The fine French drop costs around $80 per bottle.
Perrier first began making Brand Brut in 1846 in response to British preferences for drier sparkling wines.
The grapes are grown in Côte des Blancs within what is known as the “golden triangle” of champagne.
“The joyous nose of great complexity, white flowers, fresh nashi pear and a hint of marzipan, is followed by a palate of stone from and almonds,” Vintage cellars said of this premium champagne.
“Rich, soft and vivacious, with lively acidity.”
Five incredible premium champagnes made the finals of the best premium sparkling awards.
Jacquart Brut Mosaique, Champagne France, $50
“The fresh fruity finish is interwoven with a satisfying citrus minerality.”
Pommery Brut Royal NV Champagne, France, $58
“Lively, with small assertive notes of red fruits. Lingers delicately.”
Louis Roederer, Brut Premier NV Champagne France, $80
“Delicate and elegant with rich round flavours that make it vibrant, fresh and generous.”
Moet & Chandon Vinatge Champagne France $99
“Fleshy and robust with toasty aromas before a palate thick with fruity depth.”
Veurve Clicquot NV Rose Champagne France $99
“Starts beautifully fresh, followed by a medley of ripe red fruits.”