Wines of the week: The best sparkling wines for Mothering Sunday
Sunday 30 March 2014
Seeking something sparkling for Mothering Sunday? Here are three high-street buys you can find today that won't disappoint…
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
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
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
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