Champagne is an absolute wedding necessity.
The charming bottle.
The pop of the cork.
The delicious frothy overflow.
Champagne is everyone’s go-to classy, party drink that really commemorates the occasion with a bang and a good spirit.
In this article, we’ve put together a list of our favorite champagne to cover all the wedding night essentials: the gift, the toast, the reception, and even the cheapest champagne suggestions.
Needless to say, not every champagne is for every person.
And not every person is for every champagne.
Like any wine or alcohol, the taste and texture is highly subjective to the palate.
So before getting down to the nitty gritty, we suggest learning a little champagne lingo so you’ll know right away which champagne is the one for you. Here are a few terms you’re going to see pop up again and again in this article.
Perrier Jouet Flowers
With a smoky first impression and a smooth acidic finish, this champagne archives the perfect balance of glazed apricot, lemon curd, pastry and candied ginger notes to make the ultimate wedding gift.
Bollinger – Special Cuvée
Delicious and affordable, this champagne creates wonderful layers of complexity and flavor by using up to 10% reserve wines that can be up to 15 years old. Toasty and classic, this is the perfect champagne for the gift giver on a budget.
Vilmart – Coeur de Cuvée
It’s no surprise this is a critical favorite with a fan base that keeps coming back for more. Delicious from the first sip to the last, the salty and savory flavor blending will satisfy you every time.
Pol Roger – Winston Churchill
Inspired by the long friendship between Madame Odette Pol-Roger and, you guessed it, Sir Winston Churchill, this champagne is made to the highest standard and quality. With dark chocolate and strong liquorice notes blended effortlessly throughout the flavor, this champagne is the greatest gift for any sophisticated history buff. Or, really just for anyone who loves a great glass of bubbly.
Champagne Collet Brut Art Deco
Fruity and floral with mineral overtones, this champagne is smooth to the very last drop. Its subtle richness that leads its way to a fresh and delicious finish is a guaranteed hit. That on top of its affordability makes it a perfect end to a perfect toast.
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut
Coming together in a beautiful balance of 20% Chardonnay grapes for sophistication, 40% Pinot Noir for structure and body, and 40% Pinot Meunier for tasteful fruity tones, this champagne will no doubt be 100% a winner.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee
This champagne’s toasty quality isn’t the only reason it makes for the perfect toast. This kind of quality can’t be faked. Rich with honey, pastry, almond, and baked apple flavors, the Nyetimber Classic Cuvee spends over three years developing on lees in a cellar to become a final product. It is absolutely delicious.
JM Gobillard et Fils Millesime 2010
Full, round, and slightly toasty with dynomite taste, every sip is packed with a tasteful punch. If you’re looking for a champagne bubbling with autolytic and yeasty flavors, look no further.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne
Brut Premier is the best of the best, the number one top selling champagne from the already world renowned producer, Louis Roederer. This champagne maintains a wonderful harmony between sweet fruitiness and mature flavors. It is definitely worthy of its reputation.
Three Choirs Classic Cuvée Brut
A pleasant champagne with high acidity, both delicious and affordable. Weaving together crisp, fresh and lemony flavors, this champagne is worth every penny and then some.
Thierry Triolet Brut Champagne
Blended from mature wines, with 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, and left to rest for a minimum of two years on the lees, this champagne is crafted to perfection. With a crisp lemon and bread flavor that lingers long after its gone, this drink is perfect for any long reception.
Verve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
This is the signature champagne of the house and not without reason. Dry with medium acidity and a wonderful balance of ripe fruit and cream flavors, this will definitely serve as an excellent end to a beautiful day.
Jansz Tasmanian Premium Cuvée
If ever there was a sexy champagne, this is it. Crafted from grapes specifically selected as growing fruit intended for sparkling wine, grown in cool climate vineyards in Tasmania, its quality speaks for itself. The sweet scents of honeysuckle and citrus weave in and out of nougat, roasted nuts and a wisp of strawberry. The delicate fruits and creaminess linger on the pallet, making this a perfect and intimate champagne.
Champagne de Saint Gaul Orpale Blanc de Blancs
This single bottle is a full on adventure. Each glass reveals new and exciting layers to its flavor blending, whether it be the almond cream and caramelized sugar or the soft peach tones and light citrus. This champagne is just as exciting as it is delicious.
Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut
Last, but not least on our list is a gentle, crisp and well-structured champagne with a smooth and silky finish. It strikes a perfect balance between mineral and floral. As you sip away, you’ll inhale the aromas of apricot, white fruit, flowers and mirabelle plums harmoniously together under light notes of lemon, citrus fruits, crystallized quince, and honey. Sounds delicious? That’s because it is!