An inviting floral bouquet is followed by rich, honeyed fruit flavors that harmonize with the velvety-soft texture. Luscious peach and white nectarine layered with honey and apricot persist throughout the long finish.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING:
Chandon Riche pairs particularly well with rich and spicy foods and fruit-based desserts. Winemaker Tom Tiburzi explains that this off-dry style coats the palate to balance the heat of spicy foods, complementing dishes featuring chilies, cilantro, lemongrass, or green curry. This wine works equally well with rich foods like paté and foie gras, or desserts like fresh fruit tarts. For a refreshing apértitif, pour ice-cold Chandon Extra Dry Riche into a chilled flute.
Varietal: Extra Dry
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.