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Wine Of The Day - 21st December 2007

Friday, 21 December 2007

Our wine today has been chosen as a perfect accompaniment to a Christmas Cake!

DUNNES STORES LOMBARD & CIE CHAMPAGNE:

Lombard & Cie House of Champagne was founded in 1925 and is situated in Epernay, the Capital of Champagne.

All the grapes used in the blend of Champagne e.g. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier come from the finest vineyards of Champagne and are of the highest quality due to their unique location and soil.

This highly reputable Champagne House is meticulous in its approach to work from the quality, handling and pressing of the grapes to the work in the winery and the maturation in cellar.

The philosophy of this great Champagne House is:
Use only the very best quality grapes grown in the best designated quality vineyards.

Bring love, passion and expertise to all aspects surrounding the production of a great Champagne.

Respect the natural conditions in which the grapes are grown.

 Christmas needs a little fizz and we have the best. 
Perfect wines for celebrations of all kinds.

TASTING NOTES:
CHAMPAGNE LOMARD BRUT:
Startling good value!  A style of pure elegance and breed with a creamy uplift on the very long concentrated finish.
23.99

CHAMPAGNE LOMBARD BRUT ROSÉ;
Extremely impressive!  Tempting strawberry flavours and aromas are distinctive and glide across the palate in a swirl of delicious fruity tones.
29.99


A sumptuous treasure in glitzy taste is Lanvin Champagne Brut.
It's very attractive presentation is equally matched by it's ripe apple fruit appeal, persistent bead of bubbly and long length of flavour.  
Christmas price - 19.99   Save of 5.00

MARKS & SPENCER OUDINOT BRUT

Price: Usually priced EUR31.50 but reduced to EUR24.50 until end of December

Winemaker and winery: Philippe Launois, Château Malakoff
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Region: Champagne

Viticulture/Vinification:
A blend of the best Chardonnay crus with premium reserve wine produced by the méthode champenoise. Due to the cool climate of the Champagne region, the Chardonnay grapes preserve a high level of acidity. This Champagne is aged for 15 months in the chalk cellars of Epernay.

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