Champagne group Vranken Pommery Monopole has launched a premium-tier range this month for its UK portfolio.

Diamant comprises four cuvées, including a Brut NV, priced at £27.99, plus two vintage Champagnes: the Rosé 1998, priced at £65 and the Blanc 1999 at £75.

The £65 prestige cuvée Diamant Bleu is made from fruit from just six carefully selected Grand Crus vineyards.

The Diamant Champagnes are aged for at least three years to give them a mature style, and are made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Sara Hicks from Vranken Pommery Monopole said: "The outstanding quality together with the distinctive packaging give us Champagne ideally suited to the demands of the prestige and fine dining sectors of the market."

The range, which features in Regency-style clear cut glass bottles - apart from Diamant Bleu in a bespoke green bottle - will be aiming for off-trade listings within premium retailers and specialist off-licences.

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