The delightful and generous people at Domaine Chandon contributed a 3.0L bottle of their marvelous Brut Classic, retail value $180.00.
“In keeping with the style we established more than thirty years ago, Chandon has captured the expression of California’s vineyards in Brut Classic. Made using méthode traditionnelle, this wine goes through second fermentation in the bottle and is made from the traditional Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Our house signature style, Chandon Brut Classic consistently displays apple and pear flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish. To ensure the continuity of style and quality that has made Chandon one of America’s classic sparkling wines, our Brut Classic is blended with ten to twenty percent Reserve wines from prior harvests.” – Chandon
“A nice, everyday bubbly that offers elegance at an affordable price. Chardonnay contributes crisp flavors of limes, wile Pinot Noir brings deeper flavors of cherries. A lovely wine that grows in the glass.” 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast.
Sparkling wine is one of the most under-appreciated, under-utilized wines around. People save it for “special occasions,” forgetting that any time spent with family or friends is special. A person recommendation to the winner of this bottle from Palate Press: The online wine magazine is to drink it with a group of friends over a large boat of beautifully presented sushi and sashimi.
Opening bid is $90.00. Minimum bid increment $5.00.
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