What's it all about? The third biggest selling Champagne worldwide, and the
largest in France. With 5,000 growers contributing grapes, winemaker
David Henault has a very wide palate to draw on. feuillatte.com
Try this Brut Grande Réserve. With 75 per cent black fruit, it has a
rounded texture while retaining a lift on the finish. £25, Sainsbury's
Something special In the seductive Palmes d'Or Brut Vintage
2006 (£85, John Lewis), power and concentration matches a
silken texture and honeyed richness. Palmes d'Or Brut Vintage
Rosé 2005, meanwhile, is a top-notch rosé (£120, John Lewis).
Where can you buy it? Brut Chardonnay Vintage 2006:
Waitrose, £34.99. Brut Vintage 2008: £24.99, Majestic.
WHY WE LOVE NICOLAS FEUILLATTE… Nicolas Feuillatte is the world's
youngest major Champagne brand at just 40 years old. The house plans to
celebrate its youth through a series of immersive experiences later this year.
PALMER & CO
What's it all about? Palmer & Co draws on 415 hectares of
vineyard across 40 di¦erent sites, including 200 Montagne
de Reims grands and premiers crus. champagne-palmer.fr
Try this Palmer Brut Réserve is the house's signature. More
than half Chardonnay, it's a rich and generous style with
complexity from extra lees ageing. £26.95, winedirect.co.uk
Something special Amazone de Palmer is a rarity, created
from the house's collection of vintage wines. A 50/50
Chardonay/Pinot Noir, with more than a decade of lees
ageing, it's a rich, toasty, multi-layered wine.
Where can you drink it? Epernay (Manchester), Forest at
Selfridges, Hartwell House (Buckinghamshire), Jesmond
Dene House (Newcastle), Tokimeite, Wright Brothers.
WHY WE LOVE PALMER & CO…
One of the few houses that doesn't �ll
larger bottles from smaller bottles of
Champagne. Everything up to the giant
Nebuchadnezzar ferments in the bottle
in which it's sold, for extra freshness.
What's it all about? Perrier-Jouët's lightness, freshness
and flair is exemplified by the Emile Gallé-designed
white anemone on its prestige cuvée. Winemaker
Hervé Deschamps creates equally elegant wine to
Try this Though made from 80 per cent black
grapes, Grand Brut is fresh and light due to the
intensity of the Chardonnay used. £39.99, Majestic
Something special Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque
Rosé 2006 is a classy pink that shows the
generosity and voluptuousness of the warm
2006 vintage. £200, Harvey Nichols
Where can you drink it? L'Atelier de Joël
Robuchon, Le Caprice, Dukes London,
Rosewood London, Searcys at The Gherkin.
WHY WE LOVE PERRIER�JOUËT… It has a longstanding
association with art and design events. A recent
installation, 'Enchanting Garden' at Miami International
Airport, paid homage to its Art Nouveau heritage.
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