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Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic NV

Winemaker's Notes:

PHILOSOPHY In keeping with the style we established more than thirty years ago, Chandon has captured the expression of Californa’s vineyards in Brut Classic. Made using méthode traditionnelle, this wine goes through second fermentation in the bottle and is made from the traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Our house signature style, Chandon Brut Classic consistently displays apple and pear flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish. To ensure the continuity of style and quality that has made Chandon one of America’s classic sparkling wines, our Brut Classic is blended with ten to twenty percent Reserve wines from prior harvests. TASTING NOTES Classic balance typifies this refreshingly soft, yet dry wine. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Winemaker Tom Tiburzi recommends serving Chandon Brut Classic to refresh the palate when eating salty, creamy, or nutty foods such as Caesar salad, fried calamari, oysters, or fresh sashimi and sushi. Winemaker: Tom Tiburzi Appellation: California Composition: 51% Pinot Noir 43% Chardonnay 4% Pinot Meunier 2% Pinot Blanc Aging Profile: Minimum of 12 months on the yeast

Domaine Chandon:
Domaine Chandon is one of the most recommended wineries in the Napa Valley, and the only one with its own 4-star restaurant. The winery established its reputation with sparkling wines, and in 1989, the winery began crafting still wines from the classic Champagne varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.

Member Reviews for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/10/2011

See Bernie Wood (Green Point) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#17): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
3.50 5
07/29/2011

This is my wifes go to sparkler. It has a good balance of yeast / toast and acidity.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
09/21/2009

Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: ONUMello
103714712
3.00 5
05/15/2010

Had at a tasting from a 187ml bottle; the nose had a bit of a barnyard funk to it (surprised me) with a hint of strawberry underneath. That was gone on the palate, however, which featured strawberry and cranberry notes. Dry.


Snooth User: chapspot
10780783
3.50 5
08/14/2009

Chandon did well with this "sur lie" bottling. Dry, fruity, satisfying. Grapes from ours were from the 2001 harvest (opened 2009). American buyers may have been mystified by the crown "bottle-cap" seal (in lieu of cork). The label was dark and difficult to read. It was a slow mover - - we got 5 bottles posted off at $17.88 each.


Snooth User: loudini56
5592362
4.50 5
04/08/2008

very nice bouquet and fruity flavor. really enjoyed this wine!


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External Reviews for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/24/2011

Dark in color and full-bodied, this is a big, heavy sparkling wine based on Pinot Noir. It has flavors of cherries, raspberries, red currants, cola and anise, in a silky, crisp texture with yeasty notes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Rich and full-bodied, offering cherry and spicy vanilla aromas, with layered flavors of baked apple, cinnamon and toasted almond. Drink now.


External Review
04/09/2008

Soft, slightly dry, fruit forward style.


External Review
11/16/2011

The NV Brut Rose gives a pale salmon pink color and notes of wild strawberries and cream with ripe apple and a hint of peach blossom. With well-balanced, refreshing acidity, small persistent bubbles and a medium-long finish, this wine makes a great a... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from California in USA. N.V. Domaine Chandon Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Good price for a brisk, clean and elegant rosandeacute; sparkling wine. With a pretty copper color, it offers raspberry, strawberry and toast flavors. The finish is dry and honeyed at the same time.


External Review
12/11/2009

A decent quaff, with a bright pink hue and easygoing, slightly sweet raspberry, spice and vanilla aromas and flavors. Drink now. 11,000 cases made. - Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from California in USA. N.V. Domaine Chandon Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

Sleek and rich, with a light salmon hue and floral apricot and strawberry aromas. The flavors are supple, yet crisp and well-structured, with cherry, peach and spiced almond notes. Drink now through 2016.


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Tasting Notes:

Classic balance typifies this refreshingly soft, yet dry wine. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish.

PHILOSOPHY In keeping with the style we established more than thirty years ago, Chandon has captured the expression of Californa’s vineyards in Brut Classic. Made using méthode traditionnelle, this wine goes through second fermentation in the bottle and is made from the traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Our house signature style, Chandon Brut Classic consistently displays apple and pear flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish. To ensure the continuity of style and quality that has made Chandon one of America’s classic sparkling wines, our Brut Classic is blended with ten to twenty percent Reserve wines from prior harvests. TASTING NOTES Classic balance typifies this refreshingly soft, yet dry wine. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Winemaker Tom Tiburzi recommends serving Chandon Brut Classic to refresh the palate when eating salty, creamy, or nutty foods such as Caesar salad, fried calamari, oysters, or fresh sashimi and sushi. Winemaker: Tom Tiburzi Appellation: California Composition: 51% Pinot Noir 43% Chardonnay 4% Pinot Meunier 2% Pinot Blanc Aging Profile: Minimum of 12 months on the yeast

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