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Chandon Brut Blanc de Blancs

Chandon Brut Blanc de Blancs

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SKU: Chandon Blanc de Blancs NV
Wine Profile
Pale yellow in colour, with green edges, the wine has fine bubbles and persistent mousse. Fresh lime blossom, apple and fennel aromas abound with some hints of nut and toast in background. A bright palate includes primary fruit flavours of pears and Fuji apples, nectarine and ripe meyer lemons. Soft acidity, gentle creamy texture and a very long finish are features of this wine.
The complexity and overall balance of Chandon Blanc de Blancs NV stems from the diversity of vineyard locations, which vary in altitude, age and aspect. The main contributing regions were the Yarra Valley, Goulburn Valley, Strathbogie Ranges and Whitlands, where vineyards are planted to various densities depending on the soil type, ranging from 2,200 to over 5,000 vines per hectare.
Chardonnay grapes are harvested from early February to late March. On arrival, the grapes are pressed to juice, which is clarified by flotation prior to inoculation with cultured yeast. The primary fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks with a few, small selected parcels fermented in oak vessels for greater complexity. In May, the winemaking team assemble the Chandon Blanc de Blancs NV base from this selection of new base wines and reserve wines from previous years. The aim is to produce a blend with consistent style, complexity and character. Stylistically, the aim is to produce a consistent wine from year to year, by using varied vineyard sources and reserve wines. The aim is to produce a more Australian style of Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs, with soft, delicate palate weight and friendly, generous flavours, making this wine very easy to drink and enjoy. Following the secondary fermentation in the bottle the wine is aged on the yeast lees, which contribute a range of complex, savoury aromas and flavours to the finished wine. Perhaps more importantly, the yeast contributes to the texture and overall finesse of the bubbles, a result which cannot be achieved without this méthode traditionnelle. Individual bottles are then riddled and disgorged, and a small amount of dosage liqueur is added to finish the wine. After a further three months’ bottle age the wine is ready for consumption.
Food Pairing Notes
Scallops with cauliflower puree; Baked whole snapper with Asian herb salad; Lemon tart
Other Notes
Chardonnay is widely planted in Australia, and represents around a quarter of our total grape harvest. As a consequence, we have an enormous variety of locations, and with each location comes a new set of flavours. The diversity of Chardonnay expression in Australia is a great benefit for Australian sparkling wine producers and consumers, something to be proud of and to celebrate. This first release of Chandon Blanc de Blancs non-vintage was an exciting opportunity to show off a truly Australian style of Chardonnay blended as Blanc de Blancs and made using the traditional method.
Wine Specs
Non Vintage
Blanc de Blancs
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