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03 Sep

Highgate Sparkling – Your new singles bubble companion!

By: SVS Categories: Reviews and Awards, Wines

Are you looking for your singles bubble companion in lockdown? Then we’ve got just the match for you: the Highgate Sparkling Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Cuvée Brut.

The Winestate Magazine had their Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Awards 2021 and the Highgate Sparkling Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Cuvée Brut received outstanding 94 points from the critics! 🥂

Highgate Sparkling Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Cuvee Brut



Pale straw in colour with elegant lively bubbles.
Green apples and citrus supported by creaminess.
Chardonnay gives the wine a creamy, round mouth feel with some nice citrusy characters while the Pinot Noir adds some acidity allowing the wine to finish clean, crisp, refreshing and so good to share.
Very well suited to canapes on a sunny day. Excellent first drink of the day.


The Reviews

94 Points – Winestate Magazine 2021 Champagne & Sparkling Awards

Nov/December 2021 Edition

93 pts – Drinks Trade Mag

“Universally praised by all judges and the undisputed winner. This wine is a picture of elegance showing subtle detailed floral fruits well-matched by brioche complexity, finishing fine and long.”

Highgate Wines


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Grown in the best places to be enjoyed in the best places. Highgate wines present Antipodean classic varieties.

Highgate has a multi-regional presence, developing high-quality parcels of fruit with passionate winemakers into wines that clearly speak of their origin. With an extensive network and combined wine trade experience of more than 150 years, these wines were tailor-made for on-trade hospitality and events, and are now available to all.

See the Highgate portfolio page in the link.

What is Cuvée Brut?



When it comes to wine, the term “cuvée” is used in a variety of ways:

  • to indicate that the wine is of a special blend or batch. The term cuvée comes from cuve, which means vat or tank ;
  • to suggest a specific blend, such as wine produced from different vineyards or;
  • to refer to the best grape juice obtained through the gentle pressing of the grapes to produce sparkling wine the traditional way;

Both sparkling and still wines can be referred to as cuvée. In short, the term cuvée, as in “cuvée speciale” or “tête de cuvée,” has been used in wine labels to signify greater quality since it is used to designate special or chosen wine.

Cuvée is a term used in Champagne to describe the first pressed or most desirable grape juice used in the methode champenoise, or Champagne method, of making sparkling wines. Cuvée is a term used outside of Champagne to describe a specific blend of wine that incorporates more than one grape variety.


Brut” is one of the sparkling wine classifications depending on the amount of sugar in the wine. Brut indicates wine that has no hint of sweetness.
Brut is the most prevalent form of sparkling wine and contains no more than 12 grammes of residual sugar per litre.
From the driest to the sweetest, below is the classification of sparkling wines based on sweetness level:
  • Ultra Brut 
  • Brut
  • Extra Dry/ Extra Sec – slightly sweet due to the residual sugar content of 12-17 grammes per litre.
  • Demi-Sec — sweet with 32-50 grammes of residual sugar per litre
  • Doux – the sweetest, with residual sugar level of 50 grammes per litre. 


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