Christmas Gift Guide 2020 | The Festive Fizz Edit

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Looking to add a little bit of festive sparkle to your Christmas dinner table? Or perhaps you’re searching for the perfect Christmas gift? We’ve found some delicious options for Champagne and sparkling wines that are sure to impress.

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Lo Sparviere Brut Cuvée n.7 NV | Franciacorta DOCG | Sparkling wine – This Italian dry sparkling wine comes from Franciacorta DOCG. It is produced using the méthode classique, which is similar to the way Champagne is made. This Brut Cuvée no.7 is even more special, and has been aged sur lie for twice as long as non-vintage Champagne. This allows the wine to develop complex aromas of ripe peach, hints of honey, butter, toast bread and almonds. Available from Independent Wine, with gift wrap options available
Francone Valsellera | Sparkling Rosé Brut NV | 100% Nebbiolo – A unique, UK-exclusive sparkling rosé which is a delightfully unusual bubbly. It is made from Nebbiolo, which is normally reserved for the legendary reds of Piedmont: Barolo and Barbaresco. It was made using the classic method – similar to the way Champagne is made. It was aged in the bottle on its lees for three years – a very long period for a rosé. This extended ageing smoothened the muscular and coarse tannins Nebbiolo is famous for, and helped the wine to develop a velvety, delicate character. On the nose, it is fruity, with aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, vanilla and toasted bread. Available from Independent Wine, with gift wrap options available.
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Bottega Gold – crafted in the heart of Italy’s prosecco region, close to the Venetian Prealps, Bottega Gold uses handpicked Glera grapes and is carefully created with artisan care and attention. A refined bouquet with fruity and floral notes delivers a soft, harmonious and elegant taste with lively yet balanced acidity that is sure to delight prosecco fans up and down the country this festive season.

Not only is Bottega Gold the perfect gift; its special bottle is also guaranteed to add a touch of glamour and sparkle to any dinner table this December, enjoyed alone as an aperitif or as part of after dinner cocktails. Furthermore it goes particularly well with starters, seafood, pasta, risotto, grilled white meats and vegetable dishes.

And for those who prefer a glass of rose, Bottega Rose Gold is also available – the perfect partner for the star attraction of the show, the turkey, with its aromas of wild berries and a floral fruity flavour.

You can get your hands on Bottega Gold this Christmas in Selfridges and Ocado for £24.99 while Bottega Rose Gold is available to buy at Selfridges (£24.99) (ad) and Ocado (£25.99). A Bottega Glamour Gift Pack is also available for £36.99 including two flutes, as well as a NEW for 2020 Bottega Rose Gold Glamour Gift Pack, also retailing at £36.99.

Lanson – Maison Lanson is now revealing two new cuvées within its Coeur de Gamme Le Black Reserve and Le Blancs de Blancs. Our favourite has to be: LE BLACK RESERVE – A non vintage brut champagne, combining freshness, complexity and fullness, Le Black Réserve is a descendant of the Black Label, retaining the same freshness and vitality but with a more gastronomic vocation and a more thorough work of blending The style of Le Black Réserve is the result of unique expertise based on a selection of finest Crus of Champagne including 70 of Grands and Premiers Crus. The original Champagne vinification method with predominantly non malolactic fermentation, for incomparable freshness. 45 of reserve wines come from a collection of Grands and Premiers Crus matured in oak casks and spread over nearly 20 years to offer maturity, fullness and delicacy and a longer ageing time in cellar for a minimum of 5 years.

This cuvée is composed of 50 Pinot Noir, 35 Chardonnay and 15 Pinot Meunier. With an RRP of £54.99 Le Black Reserve is available exclusively from Selfridges here. (ad)

Aldi has once again got you totally covered when it comes to festive fizz. You can find delicious prosecco at fantastic prices online and in store. Find three of our favourites below…

Costellore Prosecco Magnum DOC, £13.99 – This Prosecco Magnum is a fantastic wine for any occasion. It makes a great aperitif, and it’s the perfect match for an appetiser or main course of fish.

Organic Prosecco, £7.99 – Eco-friendly fizz sourced from 150-hectare estate, 30km north-east of Venice. Grown with no pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyard, the grapes are predominately handpicked and gently pressed to ensure only the highest quality of juice is used. The winery is also committed to using renewable energy wherever possible.

Mionetto Prosecco Rosé – Mionetto’s Prosecco Rosé DOC consists of two of the finest Prosecco grape varieties, in the form of the Glera and Pinot Noir grapes. A sparkling wine that combines Prosecco DOC freshness with elegant aromas, its evocative light pink colour is inspired by peach flowers and accompanied by a fruity bouquet of grapefruit and red berries.

This new Prosecco is ‘vegan friendly’ as guaranteed by V-Label, an internationally recognised registered symbol that is a reliable guide to identify and approve products containing no animal-derived ingredients. Mionetto’s new Prosecco Rosé will be available for purchase for £10.95 RRP, initially in Nisa stores and online at Slurp.

Costellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC, £4.99 – This semi-sparkling wine has the same soft and fruity peach, pear and lemon zest flavours that you’d expect from our Castellore Prosecco DOC – just in a gentler Frizzante style. It works fantastically with seafood, or why not try it as an aperitif?

Don’t forget to bookmark this Christmas Gift Guide festive fizz edit as we will update with more top picks in the run-up to the big day!

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