Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV (£32.99, Waitrose, Majestic Wine, Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason)
Christmas Eve is filled with anticipation and excitement, and a bottle of Veuve’s distinctively packaged flagship cuvee, Yellow Label NV, is the perfect cork-popping sparkler to set the occasion. It’s a blend of classic grape varieties, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The prominence of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is ideal as an aperitif with christmas canapes and matches beautifully with white fish dishes. Incidentally, English National Opera (ENO) is delighted to announce a new three year partnership with the Champagne house, bringing together two companies that strive for excellence and innovation while honouring their strong heritage and legacy.
Moet & Chandon Imperial NV (£28.99, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Oddbins, Majestic, Selfridges, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols)
With the arrival of Boxing Day comes the end of Christmas and Moet & Chandon recommend that the celebrations live on. So why not pop the cork and enjoy the festivities with Moet & Chandon Imperial NV? Moet & Chandon Imperial distinguishes itself by an exotic, gingerbread spiced fruitiness, a generous palate and a confident maturity. Like Veuve, the blend is Pinot Noir dominant, giving intensity and structure, elegantly complimented by Pinot Meunier and a little Chardonnay for freshness. It’s delicious with left over turkey and stuffing sandwiches…