The Carlton Restaurant

Champagne & Sparkling

BALFOR ENGLAND “HUSH HEATH” 1503 CLASSIC CUVEE BRUT’NV – “I felt it was worth taking a chance on trying a bottle of sparkling wine from England. That’s right – one of the up and coming regions on the planet is England! Needless to say, I was not disappointed when I had a chance to pop this bottle. It’s traditional method and made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The aromas and flavours are bright and crisp with a nice note or rising dough climbing out of the glass. Through and through this is citrus on the palate and it opens up with a beautiful texture. The acidity is bright and crisp – exactly what you should expect from a well made bottle of bubbly.”………55.99


BISOL JEIO VENETO PROSECCO’NV – “Bisol Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut is white gold, with moderately active bubbles and fresh aromas of grapes and a hint of citrus. It’s fruity and slightly pungent, attractively so, leading to a short, tart finish.”……31.99

CIELO VENETO  SPARKLING PROSECCO’NV  –  Pale silvery straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of sweet fruit melange, orgeat, and fresh cut sweet herbs with a round, lively, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and an interesting, medium-length pineapple candy, mixed melon, mineral, and quince finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A rock solid Prosecco with pure fruit, great structure and a nice sense of place.”…….31.99


CUVEE DOM PERIGNON CHAMPAGNE ’09There’s a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass.”…..299.99


DOMAINE CHANDON CARNEROS BLANC de NOIRS’NV- Pale in color, flavorful, delicate, boasting a sense of elegance and finesse, marked by subtle cherry, earth and hazelnut notes and a complex aftertaste…..37.99

DRAPPIER BRUT ROSENV- Spice and licorice notes lace flavors of candied black cherry, currant, stony mineral and kumquat in this tightly knit rosé. Lightly creamy in texture, with a firm, mouthwatering finish.”………99.99


DRUSIAN DRU EL CRU ITALY PROSECCO’NV  – “A clean Prosecco, with apple and a hint of grapefruit and mineral. Medium froth, with a crisp finish.”……29.99

KRUG BRUT GRANDE CUVEE’NV –This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping.”……….229.99

LA MARCA VENETO  SPARKLING PROSECCO’NV  –  A delicate, well balanced Prosecco showing a good blend of baked apple, sour lemon & grapefruit, with a light creamy mineral texture on the palate.”…….31.99

MAJOLINI ITALIAN “1981 BRUT” FRANCIACORTA’NV – “Named for the year the Maiolini family’s sons relaunched the winery, this Italian wine showcases notes of yeast and vanilla with a dry and persistent mouthfeel. Made of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, this Champagne alternative displays lovely personality and energy.”…….65.99


MOET CHANDON “IMPERIAL” BRUT ROSE’NV – “This is a well-balanced wine, full of red fruits and with an attractive, deep salmon-pink color. It is ripe, showing plenty of fruit while also having a crisp texture and plenty of final acidity. The aftertaste is bright and lively.”……109.99

MOET CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE ROSE’08 – “Those who remember the previous 2006 Grand Vintage Rosé from Moët & Chandon will be pleasantly surprised by the just-released 2008 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé ($90). While still reflecting the floral fruitiness of the Grand Vintage style, the 2008 vintage possesses a spicier depth, thanks to a composition of 46 percent Pinot Noir, 32 percent Chardonnay, and 22 percent Pinot Meunier. This results in greater complexities, finer bubbles, and a noticeably sharper crispness.”……………………129.99

MOET CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE’08 – “Just beginning to mature, this balanced, ripe wine is complex, with bright acidity, toast and pear and green-plum fruits. It is rich, with a tight mouse that shows intensity as well as a stylish character.”…………119.99

MUMM BRUT ROSE NAPA’NV- “Fresh and lively, yet rich, with strawberry and spicy yeast aromas and lush, ripe flavors of Cherry, Vanilla and Crips apple.”……49.99

NINO FRANCO NORTH EASTERN ITALY PROSECCO’NV – Clean and fruity, with a creamy texture and a lemon and melon aftertaste.”…….32.99

ORNELLA MOLON PROSECCO’NV  –  This is a simple and straightforward expression of Prosecco with tight perlage and medium aromas of white flower and citrus.”…….39.99

PERIER-JOUET BRUT “FLEUR de CHAMPAGNE BELLE EPOQUE”’04 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – Hints of burnt sugar and toffee accent this bright Champagne, along with notes of apple pie, bread dough, cream and candied lemon peel. There’s a fine balance between the wine’s finesse and its lively character, with a long, smoke-tinged finish.”…………233.99

PIPER HEISIECK CHAMPAGNE “1785”’NV – “A mouthwatering Champagne, with a fine mousse, this offers juicy flavors of plum, candied grapefruit zest, ground ginger and pastry. Vibrant and expressive.”……65.99

ROEDERER ESTATE ANDERSON VALLEY BRUT ROSE’NV –  Expressive and festive, backed by good structure. Aromas of strawberry and ginger bread lead to crisp, plush red apple and spice flavors.”…………..65.99  


RUINART BRUT ROSE’NV –There’s lovely precision to the integration of this elegant rosé, offering a fine backbone of acidity and a light mousse. The flavors of poached pear, black cherry, fleur de sel, lemon zest and ginger are finely meshed, with a subtle vein of smoky minerality.”……….99.99





VEUVE CLICUOT PONSARDIN BRUT’04  Here Dominique Demarville looks to tannins to provide complex structure, so the wine is compatible with a wide range of foods. One of the keys is the component that goes into the oak fermenters. The pinots (noir 62%, meunier 8%) do much of the heavy lifting, and the 7g/l dosage does not obscure the citrus/mineral streak that runs through the back-palate and finish.”………..119.99

  Has the same apparent composition as the NV Yellow Label of 50-52% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and 18-20% pinot meunier; but here there is 12% pinot noir table wine included in the total pinot component. Demarville says it is the most difficult wine to make; the red wine tannins must be managed so that the creamy mouthfeel is maintained without denying the strawberry-accented fruit flavours their distinct point of difference.”………..119.99

VEUVE CLICUOT ROSE’08   A delicious vintage rosé fizz from the maestros at Veuve Clicquot. Dependably brilliant, with a depth of flavour and complexity very rarely found.”………..125.99

VEUVE CLICUOT DEMI SEC’NV  Like a sweeter version of a good blanc de blancs, with graphite, honey and lemon notes that mix with the richness and lively
acidity. Moderate length.”………..99.99

YELLOW TAIL SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA “BUBBLES”’NV – Soft, a bit sweet, but spicy and floral, reminiscent of a sweeter style of Prosecco. Pear and hazelnut flavors linger.”……29.99