5 supermarket champagnes to try

Champagne is and always will be on the expensive side. Due to massive branding campaigns most people tend to gravitate towards the big names like Dom Perignon, Bollinger or Moet&Chandon. There are so many small houses and interesting wines that don’t get half as much credit even when what’s in the bottle might be better than what’s behind the well known labels. But that’s a matter of taste and you don’t get a right or wrong answer when it comes to taste...

Being skeptical about supermarket cheap champagne is understandable. If you’re all ready spending more on that bottle, it better be worth it. Secret is, in order to truly appreciate the high end expensive ones, you need to taste and practice and starting your champagne journey from the simpler ones is a good way to go. PS! I’d take a simpler champagne for simple enjoyment any day.

Here’s a list of top 5 cheaper end Champagnes you’ll find in your local supermarket. I’ve added a few notes on what you’ll find in the bottle, so you can choose what you prefer.

Gustave Roche Brut (22,90€ )

Straw coloured, moderately bubbly, well balanced champagne. You’ll find notes of citrus, ripe apples, yeast, brioche, nuts and leather. Great acidity, crisp and light.

Veuve Doussot Tradition Brut (24,99€)

Pale golden colour with constant bubbles and deliciously dry. Offers bold notes of brioche, citrus fruit and blossoms, lemon cream and grapefruit. Light finish with slightly sweet aftertaste.

Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut (34,90€)

Bright golden colour with steady fine bubbles. Hints of fresh spring flowers, apples, pears, roasted lemon. Well balanced acidity and mineral characteristics with a lingering finish.

Nicolas Feuillatte Selection Brut (39,99€)

Green hue in with delicate bubbles. Aroma offers flowers, white stone fruit, sweet citrus and creamy notes. Elegant and crisp with a light finish.

Taittinger Brut Reserve (39,99€)

Straw coloured bubbly. Nuances of green apple, pear, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, toast, biscuit, jasmine and peach. Bright champagne with refreshing acidity and longer lasting aftertaste.

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