18 Luxury Champagne & Sparkling wines that won't break the bank this Christmas

If we ever needed an excuse to treat ourselves at Christmas, this is the year to do it! Putting a little sparkle into your Christmas festivities is a luxury but doesn’t have to be a costly one. A well-chosen bottle and a move away from the ‘bling’ champagne and sparkling wines will be loved by those you choose to drink it with as much as your wallet!

To help you on your way to a vintage Christmas, we are discounting some of our finest champagnes and sparkling wines and putting our wine expertise within easy reach for the festive season. 

James says "As a gift idea, it's hard to go wrong with a well-selected wine or Champagne. We want our customers to enjoy the wines we like, so we've discounted many of our favourite sparkling wines running up to Christmas. If you're not sure what you want, our experts can help find ideal bottles that match your taste and your budget, leaving you free to take care of other party plans". 

Check out these festive Champagne and Sparkling wines with at least 15% OFF and add an extra fizz to your Christmas!


Champagne

The key to Champagne selection is to find the house style that most appeals to you. Billecart Salmon is an elegant, fresh and clean style whereas Louis Roederer has a more full bodied and biscuity flavour. Forget Brimont is a great quality Champagne house whose style falls somewhere in the middle. Each Champagne house then makes a host of other wines that offer the lucky consumer plenty of choice. Rosé Champagnes have a lovely fruity flavour; Billecart Salmon Rose is very delicate and subtle where Forget Brimont Rose is more intensely fruity.  

 

1. Forget-Brimont Brut Premier Cru NV

Great value Champagne perfect for parties and celebrations. Awarded Silver Medal at International Wine Challenge 2009. Fresh creamy sweet fruit nose with light toast. Full ripe appley fruit crisp with a touch of brioche on the palate. Good mousse with balanced acidity.

Was £31.00/€43.50 | Now £26.35/€36.98

 
 

 

2. Forget-Brimont Brut Premier Cru Rosé NV

This Rosé Champagne is a blend of 60 % Pinot Noir 20 % Pinot Meunier and 20 % Chardonnay. The rosé colour comes from adding red Champagne wine to the reserve cuvee and through the delicate blending an intense and fruity bouquet is evident with ample mouth feel and great finish.

Was £34.00/€47.50 | Now £28.90/€40.38

 

3. Louis Roederer Collection 242 Brut NV

Collection 242 opens with notes of white fruit, citrus zest and acacia blossom, which are followed by a light touch of roasted hazelnuts, the hallmark of the Chardonnay. The long, very pure structure ends on a pleasing saline note. Collection's freshness, precision and finesse make it an exceptionally approachable champagne, yet one that also evolves beautifully over time to reveal even more complex and precise flavours.

Was £57.00/€na | Now £48.45/€na

 

4. Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé NV

The production secrets and the vinification method of this cuvée go back to the origins of the House of Bille-Cart Salmon and have been handed down for seven generations. The Brut Rosé is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir vinified as red wine. Its special method of vinification gives this cuvée a light, elegant flavour, followed by a fresh finish with a taste of raspberry.

Was £68.95/€88.50 | Now £58.61/€75.23

 

5. Champagne Laurent Lequart Extra Brut Reserve NV 

The reserve cuvée is made from Meunier, the emblematic grape variety of the Marne Valley. Fermented in Stainless steel, full malolactic fermentation with 24 months on the lees. Citrus and pear on the nose with a balanced palate. With a fruity, accessible style this is the perfect Champagne for aperitif or light starters such as oysters or prawns.

Was £31.00/€44.00 | Now £26.35/€37.40

 

6. Valentin Leflaive CV/17/50 Extra Brut NV 

Valentin Leflaive Champagne owes its balance and precision to the wine house’s uncompromising approach. The colour reveals emerald reflections and a fine effervescence. The nose is fresh, with notes of citrus fruits such as lemon, punctuated by notes of white flowers and a saline finish. The attack is very fine, chiselled with a nice volume in the mouth.

Was £43.50/€58.95 | Now £36.98/€50.11

 


Sparkling Wine

Of course not every celebration calls for Champagne and there are a host of fantastic quality wines from elsewhere that employ similar methods to make sparkling wine that are a little more sympathetic to our purses. Our own label JN Sparkling has a light and fresh flavour that exudes class and sophistication and is absolutely perfect for parties and any festive celebration.

 

 

7. JN Sparkling NV

Made especially for us at JN by Bouvet Ladubay, the second oldest producer of sparkling wine in Saumur. The company works with over 120 local growers who produce grapes with the guidance of Bouvet Ladubay oenologists. The wine is crafted in Ladubay's high-tec winery in Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent. A high proportion of Chenin Blanc lends this sparkler a lovely richness and lots of ripe apple and white floral flavours with a hint of honey - yum!

Was £14.95/€24.95 | Now £12.71/€21.21

 8. JN Sparkling Rosé  NV

The wine is crafted in Ladubays high-tec winery in St-Hilaire-St-Florent from the Cabernet Franc grape. Delicious notes of strawberry fruit provides complexity to a light bodied refreshing dry sparkling wine. Apéritif or with poultry, white meat dishes & also a real pleasure with fruit desserts.

Was £15.55/€26.00 | Now £13.22/€22.10

 

 

9. Domaine Manciat-Poncet Cremant de Bourgogne NV

This Manciat-Poncet Cremant de Bourgogne is produced using the Méthode Traditionnelle, this results in an amazing sparkling wine, that certainly gives Champagne a run for its money. This French non-vintage sparkling wine is made in Burgundy and therefore called Crémant de Bourgogne. It's made from a beautiful blend of 30% chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay and 20% Aligote, a traditional Burgundian white grape.

Was £18.95/€29.50 | Now £16.11/€25.08

10. Nadal Brut Original NV

From the heart of the wonderful Penedés region comes the most passionate bubbles. Quality sparkling wines produced from organic grapes grown in a strictly-defined region of 46 villages and towns in the centre of Penedès. Pale yellow in colour. Very tiny bubble. Fruity aromas – especially of white fruits, with subtle background of nuts. It is delicate, fresh and structured. 

Was £15.95/€26.00 | Now £13.56/€22.10

 

11. Domaine Bott Geyl Crement d'Alsace Extra-Brut ABSOLU Grande Cuvee NV

A blend of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Blanc & 20% Pinot Noir (vinified as a white wine). The grapes are picked by hand and left on lees for 6 months. A really enjoyable organic fizz from an estate with a family winemaking history that dates back to 1795. Expressive nose of brioche, hazlenuts, citrus fruits and white flowers. 

Was £28.50/€41.00 | Now £24.23/€34.85

 

12. Exton Park Brut Reserve RB32

The Reserve Blend is Exton Park's signature style. The RB range draws on their 10 year library of reserve wines that they have curated and stored in our winery at Exton Park since 2011. Pale gold in colour, the Brut has a generous nose and a bright lemony character with notes of passion fruit and honey. Minerality in the mouth indicates a good, balanced structure, with an intense backbone and a lengthy finish with a whisper of white pepper, brioche and baked apple.

Was £38.50/€52.95 | Now £32.73/€45.01

 

13. Exton Park Brut Reserve Rose RB23

This captivating Rosé combines precisely ripened Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, pressed with exceptional care and patience until the wine blushes pink. With a stylish blend of the reserve wines, up to 23 wines reserve wines make the blend. Exton Park’s Rosé is a fragrant and enticing example of their innovative house style. 

Was £39.95/€54.95 | Now £33.96/€46.71

 

14. Exton Park Blanc de Noirs RB28

The Blanc de Noirs masters an average of 28 Pinot Noir reserve wines from Exton Park's library, many from their very earliest plantings, to create a complex and sophisticated sparkling wine. Pale gold in the glass, the Blanc de Noirs opens with notes of freshly baked brioche and a touch of lime tree blossom, moving to rich rounded fruit and a long, delicately spiced finish.

Was £42.00/€52.95 | Now £35.70/€45.01

 

15. Quinta Soalheiro Espumante Alvarinho

One of JNs most popular champagne substitutes. Soalheiro is arguably Portugals best Alvarinho from the sub-region of Monçao e Melgaço which is further from the Atlantic and less rainy than most of the country. The purity elegance and quality of the wines are testament to the careful and skilled winemaking of winemaker António Cerdeira whose previous experience included a period spent in Burgundy.

Was £18.50/€28.95 | Now £15.73/€24.61

 

 

 

16. Sartarelli Brut Spumante NV

Sartarelli was one of the estates featured in a Decanter magazine article entitled 'Italys Rising Stars' in which great praise was heaped upon this fabulous Marches winery. The sparkling wine is a new venture by the family and was described by the authors of the Decanter article as not unlike a good Prosecco in its charming upfront fruit and floral aromas and flavours. Crisp, dry and always elegant.

Was £17.95/€27.95 | Now £15.26/€23.76

 


Prosecco

Prosecco is certainly enjoying the limelight at the moment and these fruity, bubbly, Italian wines are perfect for parties. Add a little peach juice to turn your Prosecco into a Bellini which is bound to go down a treat!

 

 

17. Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco NV

Antonio Franco founded the “Cantine Franco” winery in Valdobbiadene in 1919. Valdobbiadene is located at the foot of the Prealps in the Venetian region and is famous for the Prosecco vine and wine production. A delicious and fresh Prosecco that is dry and clean with subtle lemon and fennel notes and some spicy pears. Medium body. Fine bubbles and a fruity finish. Drink now.

Was £18.95/€29.50 | Now £16.11/€25.08

 

18. Botter Prosecco DOC Spumante Quadri NV

A really good party prosecco...proof that supermarkets don't have all the bargains. Typical crisp and delicate perlage - tiny, refined bubbles! Pale light yellow colour, delicate and fragrant bouquet, with fruity notes of banana and apple and notes of acacia flowers. Fresh and light on the palate, with balanced acidity and body; harmonic with a pleasant dry aftertaste.

Was £11.95/€21.50 | Now £10.16/€18.28

 

 
 

Champagne Laurent Lequart Extra Brut Reserve NV

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