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Royal Riviera champagne - winner of the 2019 Glass of Bubbly “first date” gold medal - is a new Champagne on the block, but is very quickly making an international name for itself in Champagne circles. Modern, incredibly fresh,full of fun with a big splash of luxury and a very affordable price tag, if any Champagne has a yes factor, it’s this gem.

 

This special cuvee, which originally carried the royal seal of approval and an official license from the Prince of Monaco Palace, was created by the French entrepreneur Sara Ramirez Baez, in collaboration with international champagne professional Kiron Barui, and leading French wine maker Christophe Rapeneau. No party or special event is complete without that added touch of glamour and style, and Royal Riviera champagne Brut Supreme delivers this in abundance.

CHAMPAGNE ROYAL RIVIERA BRUT SUPREME

Moon oak and the underground wine cellars of Marie Menger-Krug. The result – the marvellous and magnificent creation that is Motzenbäcker Sparkling wine. Found in the beautiful cobbled stone town of Deidesheim, Rheinland Pfalz in Germany. It’s surrounded by vineyards, as far as the eye can see, growing one of the best white wine grape varieties of all – Riesling.

 

Motzenbäcker is the oldest wine producer in Germany, with bottles dating back to 1758. The results today are simply outstanding wines, full of depth, character, finesse and intrigue, with incredible ageability. Motzenbäcker wines are all made from organically grown estate grapes, overseen by biodynamic philosophy and practice, the use of Moon oak and, for the most part, made with spontaneous fermentation using wild, indigenous yeasts.

MOTZENBÄCKER BY MARIE MENGER-KRUG

WEINGUT STEININGER BY EVA STEINIGNER

Weingut Steininger is a family owned winery, run by Karl and Brigitta Steininger and their three daughters, Eva, Anna and Lisa. Modern and innovative, the Steiningers bring freshness and a sparkling zest to winemaking in Kamstal. The family even describe themselves in wine terms - Karl, considers himself to be ripe, balanced and harmonic, whereas Eva is peppery with young freshness! If any winemaking family have wine running through their veins, it's the Steininger family.

 

In 1989, following a visit to Champagne and extensive research into winemaking in that area, the Steiningers made the switch from generations of agriculturists to the world of viticulture, in particular, the production of sparkling wines from both indigenous and worldwide varietals for the international market. Today, the Steiningers make wines of outstanding quality, which are incredibly food friendly, from the prestigious Grüner Veltliner and Musketaller, Riesling, to Sauvignon blanc, Pinot blanc and Pinot noir, all with a strong backbone of Austrian identity, international character, full of enjoyment and loads of fun.