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seasoned bubbly drinkers as better than the
Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee NV Much
beloved by fans of quality Aussie bubbles. Second
favourite at the Scoop tasting.
Hardys Sir James Vintage 2005 A cut above
the non-vintage version. Luscious, full-flavoured
and worth the extra dollars.
Stefano Lubiana NV Brut Reserve A classy,
medium-bodied Oz-made drop.
REST OF THE WORLD
WHAT Base wines from as many as 50-60
vintages are carefully blended to create
a house style.
AGED ON LEES Minimum of 18 months.
Tr y Billecart NV (crisp, classy), Bollinger
Special Cuvee NV (deliciously yeasty), Veuve
Clicquot NV (fresh with an underlying complexity).
WHAT In years when the grape harvest is
deemed exceptional, a Millesime is announced,
which means champagnes may be made from
just that single vintage.
AGED ON LEES Minimum three years.
TRY Anything from the acclaimed 2002 vintage.
WHAT Italy’s favourite sparkling wine.
METHOD Usually Charmat. Spumante indicates
full sparkling; frizzante is lightly sparkling.
AGED ON LEES No minimum for Charmat
TRY Berlucchi Estate Sparkling Rose
(traditional method, unusually complex for a
prosecco, available at The Grocer, Claremont).
Canella Superiore NV (Charmat process,
fresh, clean and zesty).
WHAT A good middle ground between
cheap Australian bubbles and expensive
AGED ON LEES Nine months, regardless
of whether it’s vintage or not.
TRY Agusti Torello Mata (clean, crisp and
delicious) and Castillo de Perelada Cuvee
Especial (savoury, with smokey overtones).
Bubbles from the rest of France
WHAT Wines labelled Cremant or Methode
Traditionnelle are made using the traditional
method outside of Champagne. Mousseux
simply means frothy. Ageing on lees varies
from region to region.
TRY Grandin Methode Traditionnelle
(well-made, simple, clean).
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