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 Frere-Jean Freres

Champagne Frere-Jean Freres

Logo-Champagne-Frerejean-FreresRegion: Montagne de reims

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

Brut NV:

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


Champagne Moet et Chandon

Champagne Moet et Chandon

Logo-Champagne-MoetRegion: Vallée de la Marne

Description: Moët & Chandon is celebrating 270 years as the world’s most loved champagne. For over a quarter of a millennium, the renowned French winemaker has been sharing the magic of champagne across the globe. Every glass overflows with the House’s hallmark values of history, generosity, savoir-faire, success, boldness and elegance—values still at the heart of its global appeal. Toward the end of the 18th century, Jean-Remy Moët, grandson of founder Claude Moët, became famous as the man who introduced champagne to the world. The important figures of the era, from the Marquise de Pompadour to Talleyrand to Napoleon quickly fell in love with the House’s effervescent wine. Moët & Chandon was soon the icon of success and elegance that it remains to this day.

Website: www.moet.com

Rose Imperial
Blend:  Pinot Noir 40–50%, Meunier 30–40 %, Chardonnay 10-20%
Dosage:  9g/L

Grand Vintage 2008
Blend:  46% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay, 22% Meunier
Dosage:  5g/L

Grand Vintage RosÈ 2008
Blend:  40% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, 23% Meunier
Dosage:  5g/L

Champagne Vilmart et Cie

Champagne Vilmart et Cie

Logo-Champagne-vilmartRegion: Montagne de reims

Description: Vilmart is now recognized worldwide as the rising star amongst small champagne houses.

Founded in 1890, this family-owned estate remains faithful to tradition and nature and guarantees the finest quality by following three principles:

• Grapes come exclusively from their own 1st Cru vineyards.

• The Ampelos certification only obtained by a few producers: Strong respect of “terroir” with traditional soil management and no chemicals fertilizer.

• Fermentation and ageing of the wines in oak casks prior to “assemblage”

Website: www.champagnevilmart.fr

Grande Reserve
Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay

Grande Cellier
Blend: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir

Champagne Dumenil

Champagne Dumenil

Logo-Champagne-dumenilRegion: Montagne de reims

Description: The house of Duménil was founded in 1874 by Elie and Cécile Duménil. Today, the great-granddaughter of the founders, Frédérique Poret-Rebeyrolle, presides over the house with her husband Hugues Poret. Her father taught her the respect for the traditions of the Champagne region: know-how and love for the terroir. She maintains the search for perfection and truth which has always been a strong guiding principle for the Duménil family.

Website: www.champagne-dumenil.com

Dumenil Grande Reserve Premier Cru Brut NV
Blend: 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Blanc
Dosage:  9g/L

Dumenil Brut Nature 2002
Blend: 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Meunier
Dosage:  0-3g/L

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