Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Dark peach in color, the aromatics on this sparkling blend of 50% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 8% Pinot Meunier are muted, but open in time to reveal wild strawberry and green apple. With structured acidity, expect a bite on the finish. Any kind of fresh seafood, especially oysters or calamari, would pair well here. (Dec 2013)
Wine Spectator 92 points - Sleek and rich, with a light salmon hue and floral apricot and strawberry aromas. The flavors are supple, yet crisp and well-structured, with cherry, peach and spiced almond notes. Drink now through 2016.—T.F. (Nov 14 2012)
étoile ROSÉ combines the forward fruit of a red wine and the elegant structure of a white.
In keeping with the traditional rosé winemaking method, a small amount of Pinot Noir is added prior to tirage, or second fermentation, to create the deliciously distinctive color.
Coveted by the most passionate connoisseurs for its unique character and limited availability, étoile ROSÉ sparkles with brilliant salmon color, bold yet refined berry flavors and excellent richness and length.
This cuvée of étoile ROSÉ rested for 5 years on the yeast, evolving graciously to be enjoyed when released and for years to come.
|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.