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Cellar Door Release Brut Nature 2015

Cellar Door Release Brut Nature 2015

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SKU: Chandon Brut Nature 2015

Chandon Brut Nature 2015 is a uniquely dry expression of Chandon’s marvellous sparkling terroirs at the Whitlands Plateau, Strathbogie and Yarra Valley. Made without added dosage, the natural fruit flavours and acidity find their balance in this fine, elegant sparkling wine.

Wine Profile
TASTING NOTES
Yellow hues with flecks of green, very fine bead and persistent mousse. Aromas of tangerine peel and candied citrus, typical of our Whitlands vineyard, sit alongside white nectarine and citrus sorbet from Strathbogie. These fruit elements are overlaid by praline and almond biscuit characters derived from age and time on yeast lees. The palate confirms these characters with citrus zest, tangerine and white nectarine fruits, with complex nut and toast characters. Very fine bubbles and long, tight acidity present on the palate.
VINEYARD
Vineyards in the Whitlands Plateau and Strathbogie Ranges bring the majority of the fruit for this wine, adding diverse flavour elements from each location. We look for fine natural acidity and long, lingering flavour. At a range of altitudes from 600m to 820m elevation, the location of these vineyards brings cool nights, allowing the slow development of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay flavours while retaining terrific natural acidity. A small inclusion from our original Coldstream vineyard imparts another dimension.
WINE MAKING
Harvest began in mid-February in Coldstream and a little later in March for the more elevated Strathbogie and Whitlands Plateau. The Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier grapes from each site were pressed and fermented separately to ensure the unique characteristics of each parcel of fruit were retained. Importantly, the grapes were pressed in the vineyard, reducing the time between harvest and pressing to protect the delicate aroma and minimise phenolic extraction. Each cuvée was then selected for its diverse varietal flavours, balanced structure and palate length. Following tirage and secondary fermentation, Chandon Brut Nature 2015 was aged on yeast, an essential part of the méthode traditionnelle process.
Food Pairing Notes
Shellfish and scallops with cauliflower puree; Fresh goat cheese; Sui mai dumplings; Citrus pavlova
Other Notes
Mild conditions in late winter and a favourable start to spring resulted in an early budburst for varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Late spring and early summer provided ideal conditions leading into veraison. Summer remained mild, with few days in excess of 35°C. This, combined with good canopy cover and cool nights, resulted in one of the best vintages since 2002 for early varieties, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Abundant flavour with some of the best acid balance we have seen shows amazing promise for the complexity and longevity of the 2015 wines.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Brut
pH
3.04
Alcohol %
12.5

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