Champagne Blend

Champagne Blend

Which grapes are included in the blend, and their proportion, is one of the key factors determining the style of most Champagnes. Three grapes are used - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.

26% of vineyards in Champagne are planted with Chardonnay and it performs best on the Côtes des Blancs and on the chalk slopes south of Epernay. It is relatively simple to grow, although it buds early and thus is susceptible to spring frosts. It produces lighter, fresher wines than those from Burgundy and gives finesse, fruit and elegance to the final blend. It is the sole grape in Blancs de Blancs, which are some of the richest long-lived Champagnes produced.

Pinot Noir accounts for nearly 40% of the plantings in Champagne and lies at the heart of most blends - it gives Champagne its body, structure, strength and grip. It is planted across Champagne and particularly so in the southern Aube district.

The final component is Pinot Meunier and this constitutes nearly 35% of the plantings. Its durability and resistance to spring frosts make the Marne Valley, a notorious frost pocket, its natural home. It ripens well in poor years and produces a soft, fruity style of wine that is ideal for blending with the more assertive flavours of Pinot Noir. Producers allege that Pinot Meunier lacks ageing potential, but this does not deter Krug from including around 15% of it in their final blends.


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Champagne Mailly, Drink now,

Half-btl

£17.50

Case price (12)
£210.00

Half-btl 12 x 37.5cl 7cs

£157.80

Bottle

£29.95

Case price (6)
£179.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 152cs

£132.60

Magnum

£64.00

Case price (3)
£192.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 10cs

£142.83

D. Magnum

£156.00

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 72cs

£118.56
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Small

£18.00

Bottle

£42.00

Case price (6)
£252.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 12cs

£192.84
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Anthonij Rupert, Drink now,

Bottle

£20.95

Case price (6)
£125.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 24cs

£87.60
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Bollinger, Drink now,

Half-btl

£24.00

Case price (24)
£576.00

Half-btl 6 x 37.5cl 5cs

£111.42

Bottle

£40.00

Case price (6)
£240.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 33cs

£182.82

Magnum

£88.00

Case price (6)
£528.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 5cs

£202.83

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£300.00
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Drink now,

Bottle

£28.95

Case price (6)
£173.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£127.62
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Hambledon Vineyard, Drink now,

Bottle

£29.95

Case price (6)
£179.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 9cs

£132.60
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Nyetimber Vineyard, Drink now,

Bottle

£31.95

Case price (6)
£191.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 29cs

£142.62
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Champagne Mailly, Drink now,

Bottle

£32.65

Case price (6)
£195.90

Bottle 6 x 75cl 20cs

£146.10
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Drink now,

Bottle

£33.95

Case price (6)
£203.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 5cs

£152.58
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Champagne Fleury, Drink now,

Bottle

£36.00

Case price (6)
£216.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£162.84
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Bollinger, Drink now,

Bottle

£36.00

Case price (6)
£216.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 27cs

£162.84

Magnum

£80.00

Case price (3)
£240.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 36cs

£182.85
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£195.00
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Hambledon Vineyard, Drink now,

Bottle

£36.50

Case price (6)
£219.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 27cs

£165.36
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Champagne Marguet, Drink now,

Bottle

£36.95

Case price (6)
£221.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 66cs

£167.58
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Bottle

£38.95

Case price (6)
£233.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 11cs

£177.60
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Champagne Mailly, Drink now,

Bottle

£39.00

Case price (6)
£234.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 21cs

£177.84

Magnum

£75.00

Case price (3)
£225.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 29cs

£170.34
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Bottle

£39.95

Case price (6)
£239.70

Bottle 6 x 75cl 47cs

£182.58

Magnum

£85.00

Case price (3)
£255.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 3cs

£195.33
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Gusbourne Estate, Drink now,

Bottle

£40.00

Case price (6)
£240.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 20cs

£182.82
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Drink now,

Bottle

£44.00

Case price (6)
£264.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£202.86
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Louis Roederer, Drink now,
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Bottle

£45.00

Case price (6)
£270.00
UK CUSTOMERS ONLY

Bottle 6 x 75cl 19cs

£207.84

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£200.00
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Pol Roger, Drink now,

Bottle

£45.00

Case price (6)
£270.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 18cs

£207.84

Magnum

£86.00

Case price (3)
£258.00

Magnum 3 x 150cl 9cs

£197.85
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Champagne Delamotte, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle

£45.00

Case price (6)
£270.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 12cs

£207.84
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Hambledon Vineyard, Drink now,

Bottle

£45.50

Case price (6)
£273.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 10cs

£210.36
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Champagne Ruinart, Drink now,

Bottle

£50.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 44cs

£232.86
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Drink now,

Bottle

£50.50

Case price (6)
£303.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 5cs

£235.32
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Drink now,

Bottle

£54.50

Bottle 6 x 75cl 7cs

£255.36
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Drink now,

Bottle

£55.00

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Bottle

£55.00

Case price (6)
£330.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs

£257.82
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