Domaine Chandon Red Blend Napa Valley Sparkling Red
Due to the popularity of Sparkling Red, we are almost sold out. It is currently limited to two bottles per order in order.PHILOSOPHYFor wine lovers with a sense of discovery, Chandon presents its annual Fall release of Sparkling Red. This Chandon Winery Exclusive is all about fun and adventure. Take the grace and complexity of Pinot Noir, blend in the zesty characteristics of California Zinfandel, and marry this unusual blend with the fun and vitality of a sparkling wine. Rarely seen in the U.S., sparkling red wines have a long tradition in the Loire Valley, Germany,and Australia. With this creative blend, Chandon builds on tradition with an innovative California twist.TASTING NOTESUnlike most sparkling wines, this cuve begins with Pinot Noir and Zinfandel still wines that have been fermented on the skins, providing the flavor and body of a still wine. It then undergoes second fermentation in the bottle, so possesses the refreshing characters of a sparkling wine. Chandon Sparking Red excites the palate with rich and concentrated flavors of black cherry, sweet cranberry withhints of juniper berry and nutmeg. The structure of this wine helps it to pair great with more foods thantraditional sparklers; bolder meats for instance.FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGThis opulent sparkling wine lends itself for richly flavored foods. Winemaker Tom Tiburzi loves this wine during the holidays with roast turkey and cranberry sauce or honey glazed smoked ham. It would also be a natural fit with duck a lorange..Appellation: CaliforniaComposition: 60% Pinot Noir 40% ZinfandelAging 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.
Vintage rating : NV Predicted year : A year or two after purchase (based on regular NV sparklings, but being made as a red wine perhaps longer... ?) Quite the special wine here! Tasted chilled and really enjoyed. It has the fruity elements of zinfandel, with cranberry, pomegranate, etc. and the freshness and spices of a good pinot noir, both, on the nose and the palate. Very unique, very refreshing... It should go well with pretty much anything. A definite recommendation.
Food Pairings for Domaine Chandon Red Blend Napa Valley Sparkling Red
Unlike most sparkling wines, this cuvée begins with Pinot Noir and Zinfandel still wines that have been fermented on the skins, providing the flavor and body of a still wine. It then undergoes second fermentation in the bottle, so possesses the refreshing characters of a sparkling wine. Chandon Sparking Red excites the palate with rich and concentrated flavors of black cherry, sweet cranberry with hints of juniper berry and nutmeg. The structure of this wine helps it to pair great with more foods than traditional sparklers; bolder meats for instance.
Notes: Minimum of 12 months on the yeast
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