Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic NV
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 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.
Editorial Reviews for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic
Lightly yeasty and toasty scents meld with notes of hazelnut and dried orchard fruits on the nose. In the mouth this is a bit coarse with an intense core of fruity apple, nectarine and citrus fruits. The finish is pretty short but offers a hint of marzipan to help add some contrast. 86pts
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This is a really nice inexpensive bottle. Notes of yeast on the nose and on entry, followed by crisp apple and sour dough. Overall, this bottle was very elegant for this price point.
This is a really dry sparkler with yeasty, tart sour apple notes. I personally really enjoyed this wine.
This is my wifes go to sparkler. It has a good balance of yeast / toast and acidity.
Tasted at the winery 9/20/09
Nice! - WS Grand Tour 2011
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
External Reviews for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic
Tasting Notes - According to the Wine Enthusiast; on the sweet side, but so nicely acidified and delicious in fruit that you hardly notice the sugar, which just gives the wine a round softness. Beautiful
Good intensity, with a solid center of ripe pear, apple, spice and a hint of ginger and lemon twist. It leaves you hoping for another sip as it gains complexity and length. Drink now.
This medium-to-full-bodied sparkler has a mouthfeel that is at once gravelly and richly smooth - go figure. Granny Smith apples and granite-slate aromas play on the nose; on the palate, the same Granny Smith notes are swathed in dusty-earthy flavors. Though the back palate shows a little toast and cream, the wine's finish is more zippy, tangy citrus than oaky.
The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet.
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 tasting Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish. - Winery
A crisp, balanced bubbly that offers plenty of honeyed flavors of peaches, pineapples and smoky vanilla. The yeasty, doughy notes are just fine.
Food Pairings for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic
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.
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