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 SpectatorLively and crisp, with user-friendly flavors of tart apple, lemon and spicy vanilla. Drink now. 396,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThis Domaine Chandon NV Brut is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir by using the traditional method. Backed by LVMH, the winery was built in 2013. Clean and fruity, it offers lovely notes of pineapple, red and yellow apple and citrus with a touch of biscuit and toast. Refreshing on the palate, it has a pleasant, fruity finish. Tasting date: Sept. 22, 2017