Spicers Hidden Vale, 31 August - 2 September, 2018

Champagne is used to celebrate life’s most important moments, but this August, Champagne enthusiasts will gather to celebrate the wine itself.

Effervescence is back for the third year in 2018, (August 31 - September 2) brighter and bubblier than ever. Come on Sunday for a day of Champagne, food and music or make a weekend of it by booking one of the special VIP packages  with luxury accommodation and Champagne breakfasts, lunch, dinners and masterclasses.

We look forward to raising a glass with you again this August.


Effervescence - It's about Champagne

Effervescence Champagne Houses

Champagne Bonnaire

Champagne Bonnaire

Logo-Champagne-BonnaireRegion: Cote des Blancs

Description: The house Bonnaire is installed since 1932 in one of the most beautiful crus of Champagne, the village of Cramant, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. It derives the reputation of its wines from this soil blessed by the gods where the Chardonnay reigns supreme. Out of respect for this beautiful origin, the work of the vineyard has always occupied the spirits and days of the winemakers of the house. Today's challenge is in how to grow grapes and how soils are treated throughout the year. Vineyard management is thus at the center of all our attention, a real starting point for our activity. In the beginning is the vineyard.

Website: www.bonnaire.com

Cuvee Tradition:
Blend: 40 % Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30 % Pinot Meunier
Dosage: 8g/l

Champagne Achille Princier

Champagne Achille Princier

Logo-Champagne-Achille-PrincierRegion: Montagne de Reims

Description: Champagne makers at Achille Princier since 1901, the Mansard family has always had strong values to uphold their reputation, including respect for tradition, family independance and generosity. In this family wine is an art form, from the palnting of the vignes to the commercialistion of Champagne. The making of wine grown from their own plantings is a major strenghth of this "grower champagne".
In 1901 Bennoni Mansard began to make his first bottles of Champagne. In 1926 one of his 4 sons Gaston Mansard took over. 10 years after the second world war his son Michel succeded him with the objective to make high quality Champagne. With the growth in Champagne production he took the decision to enlarge the cellars and the winery and buy more parcels of land in the heart of Epernay.
Today his son Maxime Mansard has taken the decision to launch a premium Champagne- Achille Princier- making a small volume production. It is made from very old vines planted by his ancestors. He selects grapes , for this brand, from parcels first planted in 1930 and perpetuates the traditions of family production. He hopes that you will share his values of quality and authenticity, and his dream.


Website: www.champagne-achille-princier.com

Grand Reserve Brut NV:
Blend: Pinot Noir 30%, Meunier 35% and Chardonnay 35%
Dosage: 8g/l

Champagne Ruinart

Champagne Ruinart

Logo-Champagne-RuinartRegion: Cote des Blancs

Description: The House of Ruinart is unlike any other. It was the first established House of Champagne in 1729 and inspired by the intuition of a monk well ahead of his time. In the mid 18th century, in order to store it’s bottles, Ruinart acquired its ancient crayeres dug underneath the city of Reims.
Enobled and having attained the name of Ruinart de Brimont in 1817, the family ran the house steadily for over 2 centuries.


Website: www.ruinart.com/en-us

Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV:
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 2.5% g/l

Champagne Frere-Jean Freres

Champagne Frere-Jean Freres

Logo-Champagne-Frerejean-FreresRegion: Cote des Blancs

Description: The brotherhood Frerejean Taittinger grew up in the respect of champagne traditions. Passionate of oenology, Guillaume, Richard and Rodolphe created their own Maison de Champagne.
The idea: to build up champagne the same way as a great wine. To only keep in mind to reach Excellence, Perfection and to make of this quest a fully-fledged signature. The Maison only offer 1er Cru champagnes of great quality, a clever blend between chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.

Website: www.frerejeanfreres.com

NV Blanc des Blancs:
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 7.5g/l

Cuvee des Hussards Blanc des Blancs:
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 7.9g/l

Rose Premier Cru 2009:
Blend: 60% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir, 12% Pionot Noir vinified as red wine

Extra Brut Premier Cru 2006:
Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

Champagne Jacquart

Champagne Jacquart

Logo-Champagne-JacquartRegion: Montagne de reims

Description: The identity of our House is profoundly rooted in the land of Champagne, in its hilly landscapes, its chalk and its villages. Young as it may be in Champagne history terms, thanks to its 1,800 winegrowers, Jacquart boasts a terroir as vast as it is unique, covering 2,400 ha, to shape its wines with a very contemporary elegance. For over 10 years, the Alliance Champagne Group has been committed to sustainable vinegrowing, an innovation in Champagne. It is a choice guided by the need to preserve our environment and the determination to cultivate our vines with the highest possible quality standards. Sustainable winegrowing operates on a voluntary basis and aims to meet quality and environmental requirements while protecting the future of the vineyards.

Website: www.champagne-jacquart.com

Champagne Jacquart Brut
Blend: 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier
Dosage: 10g/L

Champagne Jacquart Blanc de Blancs
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 10g/L

Champagne Jacquart Cuvee Alpha 2010
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay


Champagne Canard-Duchene

Champagne Canard-Duchene

Logo-Champagne-Canard-DucheneRegion: Montagne de reims

Description: Canard-Duchêne is unique in its origins, history and style. The Champagne house has been located in Ludes, in the Montagne de Reims National Park, since 1868. Its founders, Victor Canard and Léonie Duchêne, both well-known characters in Champagne, were granted the right by the Russian Imperial Family to adopt its coat of arms as the family emblem. The crowned two-headed eagle has thus appeared on every Canard-Duchêne label since the end of the 19th century. These authentic, original Champagnes combine fruit, intensity and complexity.

Website: www.canard-duchene.fr

Cuvee Leonie Brut
Blend: 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier, 25% Chardonnay
Dosage: 10g/l

Cuvee Leonie Green
Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 40% meunier, 10 % Pinot Noir (all organically grown grapes)
Dosage: 9g/l


Champagne Krug

Champagne Krug

Logo-Champagne-KrugRegion: Montagne de reims

Description: Krug has remained a Champagne House on a human scale, preserving its savoir-faire and defending its unparalleled quality by choosing to offer a limited number of bottles. By overturning conventions and establishing its own rules, Krug divulges all the exuberance and expression of its Champagnes. Making Krug Champagne arises from a long, painstaking and very human process; an art.

Depending on the talents and intuitions of a precious few, Krug’s obsessive approach to details is the key characteristic of its savoir-faire which is based on three principles: - the individual selection of the plots and the careful following of each wine, - the art of blending and the creation of Champagnes by Krug’s Chef de Caves Eric Lebel and the Tasting Committee, and - the essential mastering of time, stretched to an unfashionably slow pace.

Website: www.krug.com

Krug Grande Cuvee
Blend: 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 17% Meunier 

Champagne Pol Roger

Champagne Pol Roger

Logo-Champagne-Pol-RogerRegion: Montagne de reims

Description: In its 160 years of history, Pol Roger has carved out one of the most flattering reputations in the select circle of the leading Champagne brands. For five generations, the descendants have been equally demanding, remaining loyal to the strategy initiated from the very beginning by the firm’s founder. Pol Roger is the gentlemen’s Champagne, as Jean-Paul Kauffman wrote in “Voyage en Champagne”. It is not surprising, therefore, that Winston Churchill and even the British Royal Family should have made it their favourite over the years. The purity and nobility of Pol Roger Champagne is also the fruit of the know-how, passed down from generation to generation. From the harvest in the region’s best vineyards, to the painstaking work in the cellar, each gesture has its importance. 

Website: www.polroger.com/en

Brut Reserve Non Vintage
Blend: 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 33% Meunier
Dosage: 9g/L

Brut Vintage 2008
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Dosage: 7g/L

Rose Vintage
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay


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