Chandon Australia has released its first 100% estate grown sparkling wine
Crafted methode traditionelle, the newest release from the Victorian winery, Chandon Vintage Brut 2015, reflects the best expression of Australian cool-climate sparkling wine grapes. The fruit has been sourced exclusively from Chandon’s three estate vineyards in Strathbogie, Whitlands and its winery home in the Yarra Valley.
Winemaking Director Dan Buckle says, “the Chandon Vintage Brut 2015 is a true expression of Chandon’s focus on vintage tier wines, allowing the season to shine in a bottle.
“Having full control and ownership over the fruit sourcing of Chandon’s vintage tier wines, and a true understanding of the intricate detail of the vine history, allows for the greatest precision in winemaking.”
Chandon Vintage Brut 2015 was crafted over four years resulting in the complexity and elegance that is a cornerstone of the maison style. The Chandon winemakers expert guidance and care has led to the new release’s sparkling complexity, resonant of the Chandon style, alongside characteristics typical of regional Victorian sparkling wine.
Acknowledging that great wine begins in the vineyard, Mr Buckle says “Viticulture has been an essential aspect contributing to the craftsmanship reflective of Chandon Vintage Brut. As initial custodians of the grapes, our viticulturalist Dan Dujic and his team ensure the premium quality of the fruit by nurturing the vines with meticulous care ensuring optimum flavour characteristics are developed.
“There is endless fascination in the delicate differences between each vineyard and we are proud to see these remarkable resources deliver truly world-class fruit with distinctive regional character.”
Chandon Vintage Brut 2015 shows aromas of pink grapefruit, citrus zest, white peach and hazelnut. Delicious with roast chicken, fresh oysters or sashimi, it is a wine of celebration with endless potential.
Chandon Vintage Brut, 750ml, $35.00 RRP, is a rare, 100% vineyard owned Vintage, available to purchase online or from Domaine Chandon cellar door in the Yarra Valley.