The grapes that make up the VIRGINIE T. Champagne Brut are derived solely from the cuvee (first flush). They come from 15 crus from the three major regions of Champagne, including 12 grape varieties that are classified as Premier and Grand Cru. Perfect for grilled lamb and lobster.
In 2003 Barbara Laithwaite and Cherry Thompson planted 4,000 vines in a hectare of the Chiltern Hills. Just 10 years later, their 2009 took top position at the prestigious Judgement of Parsons Green, the 2010 won two Trophies, 91 Decanter points and medals galore, and this 2011 has just scooped its second Gold to add to four Silvers. You can enjoy it at the renowned Le Manoir restaurant too. Barbara has now planted another hectare of vines next to the first.
Virginie Taittinger has been dubbed ‘the princess of Champagne’ in the press, thanks to her famous family’s long history in the region. Now she’s struck out on her own, and we’ve got exclusive U.S. access to her stylish releases … including this gorgeous rosé fizz.
Special occasion? Then you need a special glass. To enjoy the many different types of bubbly, your Champagne flute must present the flavours authentically. And that's exactly what these Champagne glasses do brilliantly. The Dartington story begins in 1920, when the Dartington Hall Trust was founded to help struggling rural communities. Today, it's an award-winning organisation and the leading UK glass manufacturer, with workers who've been in the business for 40 years. You can rest assured your Champagne is in good hands!