TOP 8 Champagne brands in 2019

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TOP 8 Champagne brands in 2019

Raise your glasses and finish the year of 2019 with something sparkling! We have gathered the Top Champagne brands you should pop on New Year’s Eve or any other big day. Let’s be honest, there is really no bad time of the year to celebrate with a good glass of bubbly Champagne. 

But with prime Champagne drinking season almost here, some can feel overwhelmed with the plethora of options. Below, find a few of our very favorite bottles that are sure to please every palate. If you have found what you like, you can purchase these Champagne bottle in Slovenia! Feel free to check it out and cheers!

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Moet & Chandon Imperial

We are almost 100 % sure you have heard of this Champagne brand or at least seen it in a movie or two. Moet & Chandon is the champagne of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for its achievements and legendary pioneering spirit, Moet & Chandon is synonymous with both cherished traditions and modern pleasures and has helped celebrate life’s most triumphant moments for more than 270 years.

Moet Imperial Brut is one of the most iconic champagne out there. It was created in 1869, and it embodies the unique Moet & Chandon style; a style that distinguishes itself by its bright fruitiness, seductive palate, and elegant maturity. The bright acidity and red fruit zip of this bottle are offset by flavors of toasted nuts and baked bread, thanks to the brand’s mix of pinot noir and pinot Meunier varietals. The bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial can effortlessly elevate any dinner party you will be throwing and making into a decadent 5-star course. 

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Moet & Chandon Imperial

Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label

The Movia estate dates back to 1700, passing into the hands of the Kristančič family with a wedding in 1820. Movia is more than a mere wine brand and the name of an estate on the borderland between Slovenia and Italy. Movia is a way of life, life in all its glory, purity of nature and sincerity of the author. a

Veuve Clicquot was named after Madame Barbe-Nicole Clicquot who took over the family’s champagne house after her husband’s death in the early 19th century and transformed the brand into an international powerhouse. Named for the Grande Dame of Champagne it justifies its iconic status with a well-balanced, pinot noir-forward wine that suits as well with a first course as it does on its own.

Veuve Clicquot embodies the values deeply respected by Madame Clicquot: modernity and boldness combined with an emphasis on the best quality and knowledge. The Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label looks gorgeous: golden yellow, with a foamy necklace and small bubbles. The wine smells of white fruits and raisins, followed by vanilla and brioche. A sophisticated relationship can be observed between the fruity aromas coming from the grape species and the roasting odor created by aging in the bottle. It tastes fresh with a fine hint of boldness together with a symphony fruity flavors. This is a true member of the mighty Brut family, which is well structured and has admirable wine qualities.

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Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label

Bollinger Special Cuvée

The official French champagne brand of the most famous British spy, James Bond. Bollinger Special Cuvée is the result of sophisticated blending between grapes of specialty wines, some of which are aged in the wine cellar for 5 to 15 years. 

Taste the wonderful aromatic complexity, the ripe fruit aromas and the aromas of sophisticated spices, together with a vibrancy that can be felt in the mouth, the bubbles are very velvety, the aromas of pear, brioche, spices, and fresh hazelnuts. The Bollinger Special Special Cuvée champagne goes well with every fish, and it is a particularly good combination with sushi or with a fine cheese plate. Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée is a great choice to enjoy with your friends, to experience the simple but important moments together. 

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Bollinger Special Cuvée

Dom Perignon 2008

The forever vintage and classic renowned champagne from the house of Dom Perignon you simply don’t want to skip. According to one legend, the bottling was named after a Benedictine monk, who was the father of the champagne-style wines. 

The Dom Pérignon 2008 concludes an incredible decade: sunny, bold and generous. The grapes have reached a level of maturity that will be difficult to overcome. The fruit is magnificent – ripe, fleshy and of the strong taste. It has a decadent, creamy flavor with notes of white flowers, berries, and toasted pastries. The Dom will flow like silk across the tongue, so gentle is its touch that the sip after sip becomes more intense. 

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Dom Perignon 2008

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008

Champagne fit for a king or queen. Treat yourself like a royal with a bubbly glass of this champagne, which was originally made in 1876 to specifically suit the tastes of Tsar Alexander II. 

The most recent vintage, Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008, comes from the Louis Roederer estate. The Crystal is known for its balanced intensity and crispness with notes of red berries, lemon, fresh bread, and subtle spices. 

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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008

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G.H. Mumm Brut Grand Cordon

For racing fans, this eye-catching bubbly—a longtime partner with the Kentucky Derby—is just the ticket. Grand Cordon champagne is the definitive expression of the House style, driven by the signature grape Pinot Noir. Chosen from 300 Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier base wines, Grand Cordon brut champagne is sourced from over 100 different crus. The new, revolutionary Mumm Grand Cordon champagne bottle is the result of the combined dynamism of the Chef de caves and the designer Ross Lovegrove who created an optimal oenological shape with a red ribbon indented into the glass in place of the traditional Mumm label.

The palette keeps things fresh with a healthy dose of citrus and juicy stonefruit, balanced out by a rich, toasty hit of fresh-baked bread—the perfect champagne for sipping all day long.

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G.H. Mumm Brut Grand Cordon

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Taittinger Brut La Francaise Champagne

Taittinger champagne has been present among large and prestigious champagne houses under its own name since 1932. The estate and cellar where wine is made dates back to 1734. The Champagne House is headquartered in Reims, in the area of Saint Nicaise Abbey Monastery. The Taittinger House owns nearly 300 acres of vineyards, 34 of which are classified as “Grand Cru”. 

Champagne is golden yellow in color, with a distinct aroma, fruity aromas of white flowers, peaches, and vanilla. The taste and freshness combined in pleasant harmony are felt in the mouth. With a higher proportion of chardonnay than your typical non-vintage champagne, this bottle provides a fresh, crisp palate of citrus and mineral notes that would be the perfect complement to fresh seafood—because nothing says “party” like champagne and oysters, right? 

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Taittinger Brut La Francaise Champagne

Krug Grande Cuvee Brut

For those who prefer a glass of champagne with a rounder flavor profile, this cuvée, made with a blend of 140 wines from 13 different years, goes as far back as 1998. Every year, the Krug family makes every effort to create this most sophisticated champagne based on taste and memory.

The Grande Cuvée Circle is the Circle’s eternal stylistic symbol, bold champagne that steadily maintains a balance between richness and power, freshness and delicacy. Rich with stone fruit and citrus with just the edge of spice and hint of chocolate, this is a bottle that deserves to be appreciated entirely on its own.

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Source: Town and Country Mag, 2019

Krug Grande Cuvee Brut

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