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Chandon Blanc de Noirs 2014

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This vintage Blanc de Noirs is a chance to showcase the opulence and luxury of pure Pinot Noir. When we consider the quality of Australian agricultural products alongside the clean environment, it’s hardly surprising to suggest that Australia’s viticulture is among the best in the world. Layer this with our Champagne heritage and knowledge, and it becomes possible to produce a vintage release which shows the personality of each season, all within the Chandon maison style.

Wine Profile
On opening the wine presents with a pale straw colour, very fine bead and persistent mousse. Delicious aromas of raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a sweet pastry note, typical of Pinot Noir fruit expression. Palate shows fine bubbles with creamy texture, red cherry and red fruits with soft, lingering acidity. Length of flavour draws from Pinot Noir fruit expression and generosity.
As one of the coldest vineyard sites in Australia, the Whitlands Plateau benefits from altitude as well as the cool air drainage from the plateau itself. The lofty exposure is complemented by red basalt ferrosols, special soils which frequently produce wines of great personality and enduring ageability. Wines from our Whitlands Plateau vineyard show diverse flavour elements, alongside fine natural acidity and palate length.
Exclusive use of Whitlands Plateau fruit from our first year owning the vineyard permitted the selection of this outstanding parcel of Pinot Noir. Harvest began in mid-March at Whitlands. The Pinot Noir grapes from different clones and blocks were pressed and fermented separately to ensure the unique characteristics of each parcel of fruit were retained. Following tirage and secondary fermentation, Chandon Blanc de Noirs 2014 spent over 36 months ageing on yeast, an essential part of the méthode traditionnelle process.
Food Pairing Notes
Peking duck; Confit duck legs with cherry sauce; Duck rice paper rolls
Other Notes
A season full of promise with good soil moisture and excellent bud burst soon turned challenging with the untimely arrival of cold, wet and windy conditions in September during flowering. This resulted in fewer bunches setting and a reduced crop for many growers. Good weather favoured the remaining crop from October to December. January arrived with warm summer conditions and a few hot days to challenge the grapes but overall good soil moisture and a strong, vibrant canopy permitted steady ripening under fantastic conditions. What had been a challenging season for quantity turned to great optimism for exceptional quality. Cool nights and bright sunny days allowed for the development of flavour and maturity. Beautiful fruit with intensity, freshness and abundant natural acidity was the result.
Wine Specs
7.2 g/l
Residual Sugar
5.0 g/L
Alcohol %

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