Blanc de Noirs

750 ML


Product Description

Pour on the fun with Chandons Limited Edition holiday bottle! The first of its kind, our 2014 holiday bottle offers you a chance to express yourself and make a statement with three different custom designs. Wrapped in chic winter-white and emblazoned with the golden phrases The Party Starts Here, Pour on the Fun and I Am the After Party, these Limited Edition bottles are as fun to give as they are to pour. VINEYARD Sourcing grapes from multiple cool-climate sites, Chandon maintains its French heritage by using traditional Champagne varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, in its cuvées. VINTAGE Chandon non-vintage sparkling wines are made with lots of wines from multiple vintages. Our Blanc de Noirs is blended with reserve wines from prior harvests. VINIFICATION Grapes were gently pressed, fermented into wine, blended and bottled along with yeast and sugar to start the second fermentation that makes méthode traditionnelle wines effervescent. After aging, the wine is clarified by riddling, which moves the yeast sediment to the neck of the bottle. The necks are frozen, and the yeast is expelled in a process called disgorgement. To balance the acidity before applying the cork, each bottle is topped off with a small amount of liqueur, sugar dissolved in reserve wine, also known as the dosage. The wine is then aged in bottle before release. TASTING NOTES Blanc de Noirs is characteristically marked by cherry, currant and strawberry aromas and flavors. These red fruit flavors build in the mid-palate and finish with a soft, lingering creamy texture. FOOD PAIRING The versatility of Blanc de Noirs makes it easy to pair with everything from roast turkey with cranberry sauce to enchiladas in red sauce. SERVING AND CELLARING We recommend serving our sparkling wine chilled. To do so quickly, fill a wine bucket with ice and water and then immerse the bottle for 20 to 30 minutes. Cellar in a cool place for up to one year. APPELLATION California COMPOSITION Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier AGING PROFILE At least 1 year sur lie COCKTAILS Chandon Sugar and Spice


Varietal: Blanc de Noirs

Region: California

Region Description:

California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.