2005 Majolini Franciacorta Electo Millesimato, Ome, Brescia

( £24.76, 13%, Bat & Bottle )

Made entirely from Chardonnay, this Franciacorta fizz doesn’t show its age. It’s on the swee side, with notes of peach and apricot, small bubbles and a soft, caressing finish. A good Champagne substitute at a decent price. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-15Similar Wines: £20-£30, 86-90, France, Sparkling, Chardonnay