6 Sensational Niche Champagnes to Pop in 2022

You don’t need to wait for a celebration to pop one of these 6 sensational niche champagnes in 2022; some you may not have yet heard of.

We don’t know how you feel about champagne, but when someone hands us a glass of champagne, we instantly feel lighter, happier and brighter.

There’s just something about those bubbles that makes you want to celebrate, and in 2022, there is certainly plenty to celebrate.

When we think of champagne, we often turn to brands like  Veuve, Taittinger, and Dom. These famous bubble brands will always pour consistently. So, it’s worth exploring outside of the regular heavy hitters and try something new, when it comes to champagne.

Champagne is the ultimate way to celebrate life’s successes.

Whether you’re enjoying a glass before dinner with you partner at home, hanging with a hen before a wedding, or treating mum to a Sunday high tea. There’s no reason why you wouldn’t want to pop one of these delicious 6 champagnes.

Champagne Perrier Jouet Belle Époque Brut, Epernay 2013 RRP $269.99

Tasting Notes: Fresh peaches and pears, white flowers, buttery toast.


Best served with cheese platters and fish dishes.

It’s fresh, light and bubbly and high in energy, making it a crisp drink in the day, especially when the weather is warm. This champagne is a favourite of world-renowned wine consultant Tonya Pitts.

La Closerie Les Béguines RRP $185

Tasting Notes: Bready, fruit-forward.

Best served with seafood, particularly shellfish.

Champagne lifts the mood of every party.

The fruity, but bready taste of this champagne is a favourite amongst beer drinkers, as it has a more masculine taste, compared to the airy fresh taste of other champagnes. This is ward-winning food writer Osayi Endolyn’s favourite.

Krug Rosé 25ème Édition NV RRP $330

Tasting Notes: Honey, citrus, dried fruit.

Best served with hearty dishes like lamb roast with vegetables, and other well-seasoned dishes.

Though feminine to taste, the honey component of this champagne matches perfectly with hearty roasts. The deep flavours harmonise well with soulful dishes and is a favourite of chef Daniel Boulud.

 Georges Laval Cumieres 1er Cru Brut Nature NV RRP $199

Tasting Notes: Green apple, white tea, salinity .

Best served with green salads, sushi and other seafood dishes.

This savoury, yet fruity champagne is best shared with friends, and although it matches perfectly with lighter foods, the tasting note of white tea makes it great for evening. This is a favourite of Blake Bernal, sommelier at Le Pavillion.

Lallier Série R.016 RRP $71.99

Tasting Notes: Citrus blossom, blanched almonds and hazelnuts, caramel, subtle baking spices.

Perfect for after dinner, and best served with chicken dishes, cheese and fruit platters.

This champagne is a bubbly blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, and with the the nutty flavours in the base of this champagne it’s makes a great replacement for dessert wine, as it’s far lighter to taste and easy on the palette if you’re looking to enjoy more than 1 glass. A favourite for Samantha Weiss Hills, deputy commerce editor, SAVEUR

Laherte Frères Rose de Meunier RRP $99.99

Tasting Notes: Bright cranberry, black pepper, citrus, strawberry, rose petals.

Perfect to serve with pasta dishes and a good champagne to enjoy in the cooler months.

It’s crisp and clean with tiny fine bubbles and a bright citrus flavour. Despite many of us turning to more of a red wine in the cooler months, this champagne, due to its blend of citrus and black pepper, makes it easy on the palette when the weather is cold. A favourite of Marquis Williams, Founder, Highly Recommended.

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