N.V. Chandon Brut Classic 187 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: California
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
Connoisseurs' Guide: 86
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$5.99

Just perfect when only two glasses are needed!

"Crisp and lively, with aromas of green apple, cinnamon and vanilla that lead to appealing flavors of tropical fruit and spicy anise."(WS)

"51% Pinot Noir; 43% Chardonnay; 6% Other. Always a reliable sparkler, Chandon's Brut succeeds in a slightly austere style that favors minerals and briskness over yeasty autolysis and dynamic fruit. It is suitably frothy in its bubbles but is just a touch on the candied side in its background flavors, and, as the result, it falls a shade short of full commendation."(CG)

"A nice, everyday bubbly that offers elegance at an affordable price. Chardonnay contributes crisp flavors of limes, wile Pinot Noir brings deeper flavors of cherries. A lovely wine that grows in the glass." (WE)

Winery 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.