Taylor's Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée
Taylors premium bottle fermented style Brut Cuvée is crafted from the classic Champagne varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Fresh, lively citrus zest flavours with an underlying creamy character and a delicate mousse - all hallmarks of fine Sparkling wine.
Taylor's Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée, $13.90; available at danmurphys.com.au
Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut NV
This Chardonnay dominant blend has a crisp palate with aromas of ripe citrus and apple fruit. It’s a classic crowd-pleaser that pairs well with seafood. The price ain’t bad, either.
Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut NV, $35.54; available at vintagecellars.com.au
Vallformosa Brut Mvsa Cava NV
The perfect pairing to a dozen oysters, this Spanish Cava balances bubbles and acid and has aromas of apples and pears, toasty bread and white flowers.
Vallformosa Brut Mvsa Cava NV, $23.99; available at vintagecellars.com.au
Moet & Chandon Imperial NV Gold Edition
What’s a champagne list without our friend Moët? For a special occasion, you can’t go past the supersized 1.5L Magnum Gold edition. Almost too pretty to pop, you’ll find Moët’s cult-favourite Brut Imperial (the world's biggest-selling Champagne) inside, which goes down a treat from canapes to dessert.
Moet & Chandon Imperial NV Gold Edition, $175; available at champagnegallery.com.au
Bellebonne 2016 Vintage Rosé
Made by Nat Fryer (aka the “Queen of Bubbles”), this sparkling rosé is made from 100% Tasmanian pinot noir. The aromas are a blend of strawberry, marzipan, Turkish delight and buttery pastry, which is the perfect level of indulgence to match this time of year.
Bellebonne 2016 Vintage Rosé, $67.50; available at bellebonne.wine
Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut 2008
A true Champagne, if you are loyal to the French OG, then pop this one. Hand-crafted under the watchful eye of a third-generation cellar master, it's full-bodied with an aroma of fresh fruit and walnuts.
Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Brut 2008, $155; available at champagnegallery.com.au
De Bortoli King Valley Prosecco NV
Apple and pear with fresh pithy lemon and a gentle creaminess make this bottle of Prosecco really easy to drink. It’s vegan, too, just FYI. And we're not going to lie, we’re really into the bottle - it’s a great gift option.
De Bortoli King Valley Prosecco NV, $20; available at bws.com.au
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008
Ok, this one will cost you a pretty penny, but James Halliday called it “sheer perfection” in his 2018 best wines list so you know it’s money well spent.
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008, $398.99; available at danmurphys.com.au
Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne is the heartbeat of Maison Mumm. Besides the intense and complex flavoured bubbles inside, what makes this iteration of the cuvée unique is the bottle. A reinterpretation of the famous Cordon Rouge red sash, it features a genuine red ribbon indented into the glass for that above-and-beyond splash of luxury.
G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Brut NV, $69.95; available at davidjones.com.au