Sparkling wines

Cava, champagne, corpinnat, prosecco & other sparkling wines.

Sparkling wine is any wine with carbon dioxide dissolved in it, whether it is caused by a second fermentation in the bottle, as with cava, crémant and champagne; in a second tank, like with prosecco; or by partial fermentation in the tank and partial fermentation in the bottle like those made following the ancient method. The best known sparkling wines in the world are champagne, sparkling wines made in the French region of Champagne. However, high-quality sparkling wines are also now produced in many other regions. In Spain, for example, the best known are those from the Cava Denomination of Origin, a label that protects a production method more than a production area.

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Raventós i Blanc de Nit 2018

A toast with freshness, character and complexity

Spain   VT Conca del Riu Anoia (Catalonia)

Raventós i Blanc de Nit 2018
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Biodynamic
6x
-5%
€16.10
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Price €16.95
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Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial

Champagne to enjoy with ice. A fun and seductive experience!

France   Champagne (Champagne)

Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial
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Price €49.45
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Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva

An elegant and versatile Brut Reserva cava

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva
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Price €5.50
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87
Decántalo
86
Parker
85
Winespectator

Rigol Brut Nature

A brut nature reserva cava with a very competitive price tag

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Rigol Brut Nature
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Price €4.50
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Robert J. Mur Reserva Brut

A balanced, fine and pleasant cava

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Robert J. Mur Reserva Brut
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Price €7.40
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89
Decántalo

Llopart Reserva Brut Nature

A light and elegant sparkling wine with structure

Spain   Corpinnat (Catalonia)

Llopart Reserva Brut Nature
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6x
-5%
€11.80
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Price €12.45
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90
Decántalo
87
Peñín
90
Parker

Bertha Reserva Brut Nature 2018

A fresh and crisp cava with an air of modernity

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Bertha Reserva Brut Nature...
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Price €9.95
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90
Suckling

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

France   Champagne (Champagne)

Veuve Clicquot Rosé
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6x
-3%
€49.40
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Price €50.95
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Dibon Brut Selección

A reserve with a young spirit

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Dibon Brut Selección
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Vegan
Price €5.95
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Gramona Imperial Reserva Brut 2015

An elegant, creamy and mature sparkling wine

Spain   Corpinnat (Catalonia)

Gramona Imperial Reserva...
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Biodynamic
6x
-5%
€18.75
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Price €19.75
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Cygnus Sador Brut Nature Reserva

An expressive cava for a great price

Spain   D.O. Cava

Cygnus Sador Brut Nature...
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Organic
6x
-5%
€9.70
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Price €10.25
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90
Peñín
91
Parker

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve

The quintessential Charles Heidsieck style

France   Champagne (Champagne)

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve
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6x
-4%
€39.25
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Price €40.90
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92+
Parker
93
Winespectator
92
Suckling

Vilarnau Brut Reserva Rosé

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Vilarnau Brut Reserva Rosé
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Organic
6x
-5%
€13.20
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Price €13.90
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88
Winespectator
89
Suckling

Bohigas Brut Nature Reserva

A dry cava with a fruity and pleasant character

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Bohigas Brut Nature Reserva
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-5%
€9.65
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Price €10.20
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91
Decántalo
86
Suckling

Llopart Brut Rosé 2019

A wonderful coupage with the Corpinnat quality seal

Spain   Corpinnat (Catalonia)

Llopart Brut Rosé 2019
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Organic
6x
-5%
€12.30
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Price €12.95
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Perelada Brut Rosé

A fruity, light and fresh cava

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Perelada Brut Rosé
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Price €6.25
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Conde de Haro Brut Vintage 2018

A nice sparkling wine from Rioja

Spain   D.O. Cava (La Rioja)

Conde de Haro Brut Vintage...
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6x
-5%
€13.05
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Price €13.75
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93
Suckling

Torelló Reserva Brut Nature 2015

A long-aged Brut Nature Corpinnat

Spain   Corpinnat (Catalonia)

Torelló Reserva Brut Nature...
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-5%
€14.20
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Price €14.95
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Berdié Reserva Brut Amor

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Berdié Reserva Brut Amor
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6x
-5%
€10.65
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Price €11.25
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89
Parker

Juvé y Camps Pinot Noir Brut Rosé

A very seductive single-variety Pinot Noir

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Juvé y Camps Pinot Noir...
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-5%
€12.55
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Price €13.25
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89
Decántalo
86
Peñín
91
Parker
88
Winespectator
88
Suckling

Taittinger Brut Réserve

France   Champagne (Champagne)

Taittinger Brut Réserve
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6x
-4%
€37.30
unit
Price €38.90
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91
Decántalo
90
Decanter
91
Winespectator
90
Suckling

Agricolo Prosecco Extra Dry M.M

A sparkling wine with a simple and pleasant spirit

Italy   DOC Prosecco (Veneto)

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Organic
Regular price €8.95 Price €8.05
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Mas Candí Segunyola

A complex, intense and long sparkling wine

Spain   Corpinnat (Catalonia)

Mas Candí Segunyola
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6x
-5%
€13.25
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Price €13.95
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92
Decántalo
92
Parker

Gramona Argent Rosé Gift

Spain   Corpinnat (Catalonia)

Gramona Argent Rosé Gift
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6x
-4%
€31.20
unit
Price €32.50
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93
Peñín
91
Parker

AT Roca Reserva 2018

Penedès freshness, elegance and expressiveness

Spain   D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)

AT Roca Reserva 2018
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Organic
6x
-5%
€11.05
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Price €11.65
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Raimat Lo Fred de Ponent

Perfect balance between robustness and elegance

Spain   D.O. Cava (Catalonia)

Raimat Lo Fred de Ponent
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-5%
€10.90
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Price €11.50
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A short history of sparkling wine

Sparkling wines date back to the 17th century, when in the Champagne region, in the north of France, they started bottling the wine shortly before fermentation had finished to preserve its freshest and cleanest aromas. However, this early bottling caused fermentation to continue in the bottle and some of the carbon from fermentation remained in the wine. Many producers called this type of wine the devil's wine or cork-buster, because many of the bottles were destroyed through the pressure exerted by the gas. It was not until a few years later that the famous monk Dom Pérignon found certain ways to control this pressure: using a conical cork and holding it in place with a metal clip, using thicker glass for the bottle to stop it exploding with the pressure of the gas... Currently, sparkling wines made following the ancient method are reviving this production technique.

Sparkling wine has been associated with celebrations for many years now. It is common to break a bottle of champagne on the hull of a ship when it is launched into the sea from the shipyard. In many sports, especially motor sports, winners and those on the podium tend to spray themselves, the audience or their team with sparkling wine. However, when opening a bottle of sparkling wine, shaking the bottle and trying to make the cork pop is not a good idea, because this loses a lot of the wine and carbon dioxide. It is better to uncork by rotating the cork little by little so that as little gas as possible is lost.

Sparkling wine classification

Broadly speaking, sparkling wine can be classified by production method:

Made with the champenoise or traditional method: the method that results in the highest quality. This involves a first fermentation in the tank and a second in the bottle, giving a small integrated bubble. The longer it ages stacked (on the second fermentation sediments), the creamier the wine and the more integrated the bubble will be.

Reviving the ancient method: there are now some producers looking to recover the ancient way of making sparkling wines. This involves carrying out part of the fermentation in the tank and finishing it in the bottle to preserve part of the carbon dioxide it generates.

The Charmat or Granvas method: this also involves double fermentation, but the second fermentation takes place in tanks. With this method, the bubble is not as integrated.

And gasifying: adding carbon dioxide artificially, like when making carbonated soft drinks. Using this method, the bubbles are larger and less integrated than they are with the other methods.

They can also be classified by the residual sugar they contain: dry, off-dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet or sweet.

Sparkling wine pairing

In general, sparkling wines should be enjoyed cool, at around 5-8 ºC. A narrow glass should be used, otherwise the aromas and bubbles might be lost quickly and the wine would heat up more easily.

Sparkling wines have been associated with celebration through various marketing campaigns. However, by their nature, these wines go very well with many dishes and to save them just for special occasions misses some of their potential. For example, because they can contain different levels of residual sugar, they can be enjoyed with anything from a good meal, as an aperitif or with dessert. Dry wines or those with less residual sugars are the perfect accompaniment for starters or main courses, whether it is pasta, rice, fish or seafood. Its good acidity and bubbles perfectly cleanse the palate and the aromas will not dominate. The sweetest wines, on the other hand, are best saved for dessert.

What about you? Do you save sparkling wines for special occasions or do you enjoy them with food?