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Wines of the week: The best sparkling wines for Mothering Sunday


Seeking something sparkling for Mothering Sunday? Here are three high-street buys you can find today that won't disappoint…

From England

Marksman Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs 2010

Made for M&S by Ridgeview, the award-winning English sparkling specialists, from Chardonnay grapes grown on the South Downs. This is fabulously complex with toasty flavours, spices and fruit, balanced with a fine acidity. A perfect spring aperitif. £26, Marks & Spencer

From France

Canard-Duchêne Authentic Reserve Brut NV

One of the best champagne discounts around ends Tuesday… A new cuvée, but from an estate founded in 1868, this Pinot Noir/Meunier/Chardonnay blend is boosted by some "reserve" wine and aged for three years, creating a nice balance between fruit and intensity. £19.99 (until 1 April; normally £26.99), Waitrose

From Australia

Jansz Premium Cuvée NV

Brilliant-value sparkler from Tasmania, where the cool climate replicates those European regions that produce the best bubbles. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir combine for gorgeous, light, ethereal flavours of lemons and fresh brioche. An easy-drinking party wine. £15.25, Oddbins; £12.95, henningswine.co.uk