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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.
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This is my wifes go to sparkler. It has a good balance of yeast / toast and acidity.
Tasted at the winery 9/20/09
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
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.
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.
very nice bouquet and fruity flavor. really enjoyed this wine!
External Reviews for Chandon Etoile Brut Rose Domestic
Well-crafted, intense and concentrated, with mature, appealing black cherry, candied apple, melon and spice. Clean and refreshing. Offers delicacy and finesse. Drink now through 2009.
Delicate floral and subtle black cherry aromas lead to a complex Pinot Noir flavored wine, with black cherry, cranberry and spicy notes that are lively.
Creamy, with citrus, cherry, herb and mineral flavors on the palate. Itandrsquo;s fresh, clean and focused, though a bit reserved for a wine with this much lees contact. Classy nonetheless.
Very fine, a smooth. silky wine with an elegant mousse, or quality of bubbles. Itandrsquo;s pretty full-bodied, wit subtle raspberry, peach, vanilla and brioche flavors. Easily the most complex and interesting of Chandonandrsquo;s lineup of sparklers.
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.
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
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.