This wine offers the balance and elegance that has become Chandon`s hallmark style. When you taste Brut Classic, look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshing dry finish. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet.
Wine Enthusiast 87 points - his blend of 57% Chardonnay, 41% Pinot Noir and 2% Pinot Meunier is drier than the winery’s Extra Dry Riche. It is softly textured, layered in green apple and pear, and offers a medium finish. A versatile wine for pairing, it makes a good go-to for larger gatherings. (Dec 2013)
In keeping with the style we established more than a quarter century ago, Chandon has captured the expressive elegance of California`s vineyards in Brut Classic. The wine presents full flavors that move seamlessly across the palate. Chardonnay provides front palate creaminess and contributes a firm structure and vibrancy while Pinot Meunier adds mid-palate dimension with hints of cherry cream. Pinot Noir, which forms the majority of the cuvée, gives the wine length, persistence and a lingering flavor. To ensure the continuity of style and quality that has made Chandon one of America`s classic sparkling wines, our Brut is blended with ten to twenty percent Reserve wines from prior harvests.
Composition: Pinot Noir
Aging: 18 months on the yeast
|Chandon`s Executive Chef Eric Torralba and Winemaker Wayne Donaldson recommend serving Chandon Brut Classic to refresh the palate when eating salty, creamy or nutty foods such as Caesar salad, caramelized onions, garlic dishes, mussels, clams, oysters and caviar.
|Chandon Estates is the leading producer of world-class super and ultra premium sparkling wines from California. Marrying the best of French tradition with new world innovation, our winemaking team crafts sparkling wines that reflect California’s vibrant regional character yet remain true to centuries-old champagne winemaking methods.