Domaine Chandon Blanc de Blancs
A classic méthode traditionnelle sparkling blended from a range of inspiring and diverse cool climate vineyards, Chandon Blanc de Blancs embodies the elegance and finesse of Chardonnay.
Delicate and floral to start, this exquisite wine then cascades with varietal stone fruit chardonnay character. A creamy mid palate, the result of extended yeast ageing, tapers to a fine and lingering finish of fresh, zesty acidity. A vintage wine that reveals the fantastic conditions of the year, it is a perfect choice as a sophisticated aperitif or an inspired dining partner.
Alc 12.72%, pH 3.1, TA 8.6g/L, RS 5.0g/L
Vineyards in the Upper Yarra Valley and Whitlands Plateau bring powerful fruit elements to the wine, alongside fine natural acidity and palate length. At 250m and 820m elevation respectively, the altitude of these vineyards brings cool nights, allowing the slow development of Chardonnay flavours while retaining terrific natural acidity.
Upper Yarra Valley Chardonnay grapes were picked on 24th February at 10.5° baumé during the cooler parts of the day to preserve the quality and freshness of the juice. Reflecting the cooler, more elevated vineyard location, the Whitlands Plateau Chardonnay grapes were picked on the 20th March. The Chardonnay grapes from each site were pressed and fermented separately to ensure the unique characteristics of each parcel of fruit were retained. Each individual Chardonnay cuvée was then selected for its diverse varietal flavours, balanced structure and palate length, all essential for the Chandon Blanc de Blancs style. Following tirage and secondary fermentation, the Chandon Blanc de Blancs 2012 spent over 36 months ageing on yeast, an essential part of the méthode traditionnelle process.
$39 / 750ml