23 September 2018
We recently attended Tyson Stelzer's Taste Champagne events in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. We were happily blown away by the reaction to our Champagnes.
There was a genuine buzz about Champagne Jeeper, a house which has substantially lifted the quality of its production in the last decade. It was nominated by many attendees as the standout of the show. It's cuvées are predominantly Chardonnay, aged for 2 years in old oak (third only to Krug and Bollinger in oak barrel stocks), with 5 years minimum ageing on lees, sustainable production and vegan friendly.
Chief winemaker Marie-Luce Thierry, at the age of 30, for 2 consecutive years has been a finalist in the International Sparkling Winemaker of the Year awards.
Jeeper Grande Rosé NV was recently listed exclusively in Britsh Airways First and Business lounges. It's Champagne you deserve!
International expert James Suckling recently published his review of 300 current release Champagnes. All of the Champagne Jeeper range made it to the top 300.
He gave new reviews to our 3 cuvées of Champagne Jeeper available online.
2 September 2018
Recently we have had lots of requests for vegan wine. And many sommeliers are telling us they are similarly receiving lots of requests for vegan wine.
Isn't all wine vegetarian/vegan?
Well actually no.
Many wines are fined or clarified with meat products. The idea is to add an agent that will bind with sediment.
These agents can include:
- isinglass (fish bladder by-products)
- egg whites
- casein (milk protein)
- gelatin (derived from bones and connective tissues)
- fish gelatin
- egg albumin
- chitin/chitosan (derived for the shells of crabs or lobsters)
Veganswines are either completely free of fining agents or they use vegan fining agents such as bentonite clay, carbon, diatomaceous earth or kaolin.
Some wine producers have started labelling their products "vegan-friendly". Look out for the Ⓥ symbol, or the words "vegan -friendly" on back labels.
Recently we have started to seek clarification from our producers as to whether their products are vegan-friendly or not. So far we know that the wines of the following are vegan-friendly.
- Champagne Jeeper
- Domaine Roche Audran (Rhone)
- Chateau Haut-Monplaisir (Cahors)
- Chateau Jolys (Jurançon)
- Chateau Tour de Gendres (Bergerac)
If you want to read more, here are two recent articles:
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