From some of Australia's finest sparkling wine vineyards, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are harvested and pressed through techniques very similiar to parent company MoÃ«t Chandon. The batches are vinified separately to maintain purity. A minimum of eighteen months on it's sedimentery lees as per Methode Traditionelle
, to enhance the complexity of the wine and to emulsify the mousse with all the vibrant expressions of fruit. All of Chandon's releases are aged in their own bottle, prior to disgorgement, treatment to liqueur doseage and the final tirage.
The Chandon wineworks are located at Green Point, so named as it is one of the few places in the Yarra Valley that remains green throughout the summer months. Chandon draws on the high quality standards of its parent company MoÃ«t Chandon to make the best possible sparkling wines anywhere in Australia. In addition to her exquisite Yarra Valley vineyards, Domaine Chandon has established a forty hectare site on the remote and cool, slow ripening altitudes of the Strathbogie Ranges. The elevated property is planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and is called upon to provide splendid parcels of fruit, from highly specialized blocks of vine, to embellish the superb Chandon sparkling cuvees.
Light golden, persistent bead and fine mousse. Aromas of lifted spice and fig with honey and floral notes are immediately evident. Secondary biscuit aromas and yeast autolysis attesting to it's extended period of rest on sediments, lemons and pear, the front and middle palate is round and creamy, the flavours are complex and discernible, long and lovely, before a crisp Brut finish.