Chandon Brut Classic
This California sparkler, made by the Moet & Champagne folks from the Champagne region of France, is softly dry with apple, pear, citrus, spice and nut flavors. Winemaker Tom Tiburzi and Chef Chris Manning suggest serving Chandon Brut Classic to refresh the palate when eating fried, salty or creamy foods such as fried calamari, fried Shrimp, Caesar salad or fettucini alfredo. This is part of Chandon's Limited Edition Summer 2016 series, which will great to celebrate #ChandonSummer with the Brut Classic festively wrapped in red, white and blue stripes.
Wine EnthusiastA blend of 68% Chardonnay and 12% Pinot Noir from sundry Northern California sites, this is a dry, citrusy and easy-drinking sparkling wine, ideal for special get togethers or as an opener to the night. Fresh pear and citrus intermingle throughout bright acidity and a lingering finish.
Wine SpectatorA luscious style, with lemon and spiced apple aromas and rich flavors of sweet cream, yeast roll and toasted almond. Available only in magnum, which receives extended tirage beyond that of 750ml bottling of the same name. Drink now. 1,657 cases made.
Wine AdvocateWith aromas of lemon zest and golden delicious apple plus subtle scents of cream and toast, Domaine Chandon's NV Brut fills the mouth with small fine bubbles, crisp acidity and a moderate intensity of citrus fruit flavors. Finishing medium-long, this is a good quality, all occasion sparkler for drinking now.