Christmas is just around the corner, and it's set to be a BANGER reaching a top of 27 degrees!! So what better way to start the day than with a champagne breakfast or in our case bubbles on the beach!
We've compiled a list of our top picks of Margaret River sparklings (and a cider!) to pop this twenty18 Christmas!
House of Cards - 2015 'Queen of Diamonds'
The House of Cards 2015 "Queen of Diamonds" Blanc de blancs Sparkling Chardonnay, is set to make a return to the Dudes Christmas table this year (hint hint Johnno!). Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes on House of Cards single vineyard. Clear in colour, delicious and delicate. Green apples, pears and buttered toast dominate the aromatics. A persistent and fine effervescence carries the palate of grapefruit, lemon zest and cashews through the mouth. Perfectly in balance. Buy it here!
While you're browsing said winery website... make sure you also slip in a bottle of the Applejack Cider ...yum yum yum!!
Hay Shed Hill - NV Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
One of Wine for Dudes all time favourite wineries, Hay Shed Hill, who also happen to produce one of the best sparkling wines in the Margaret River region! It's refreshing and vibrant, yet sophisticated and balanced! Lots of citrus on the nose, with alluring strawberry notes from the Pinot Noir. Delicate and light on the palate, yet it dances in your mouth! Ahh... feel like i need to crack a bottle of this now! Buy it here!
Windance - 2016 Glen Valley Blanc de Blancs
It wouldn't be a worthy list without the 2016 Windance Glen Valley Blanc de Blancs featuring on it! Made from 100% hand-picked Wilyabrup Chardonnay, in a Méthode traditionelle style, spending 15 months on secondary ferment lees. A super-fine bead of bubbles persist in the glass. Aromas of pear and apple custard. The palate bursts with flavours of apple, sherbet and citrus. Ooh la luscious! Buy it here!
Mongrel Creek - Le Mongel Sparkling
At only $25/bottle, the 'Le Mongrel Sparkling' is the cheapest Margaret River sparkling wine on our list, but it holds itself up as a beautiful quality wine and worthy Christmas bubbles! Simply described as fine, clean and elegant! Citrus and Nectarine fruit with well balanced acid. A stunning dry style traditionale sparkling! Buy it here!
Oh, and did we mention it also comes in rouge ...erm, so technically a completely different wine, made from Shiraz grapes, but if you like a sparkling red... and it's Christmas so who doesn't love that... then the 'Le Mongrel Sparkling Rouge' is worth having a little splash!
Blind Corner - 2017 Cremant
Last on our list, but by no means least! Blind Corner have what every summer afternoon needs, and that's their 2017 Cremant! Made from a single block of Chenin Blanc grapes, with an earlier harvest to retain the flavours for the style. Traditionally made and left to ferment on lees for 15 months! It's fresh, it's vibrant, and well worth popping this Christmas! Buy it here!
Stuck for a Christmas gift?
Stuck for a last minute christmas gift? ...well that's easy... buy any of the wines above.. and you've got the perfect gift already! But if you want to take it to the next level, jump on our website and get your wine-loving, fun-craving bestie a Wine for Dudes gift voucher - simply visit our website, select the tour you want and how many seats, and instead of picking a date, click 'Buy as Gift Voucher' .....and BAM! ...your perfect gift will be emailed to you in seconds!
Merry Christmas dudes... love, be merry, be safe, and have an absolute BLAST!