Who makes it?
Chandon is the umbrella brand that Champagne house Moet & Chandon uses for their international sparkling wines. You will find a wide range of fizz from Australia (since 1986), USA (since 1973), Brazil (since 1973), now India and China. This is from Argentina and this arm of the brand was established in 1959.
These Chandon Uco Valley, Mendoza vineyards are sitting at an altitude of 1000 to 1700 metres in the Andean foothills.
How do they make it?
Chandon Argentina Brut is a blend of the usual Champagne grapes, 65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Noir. It is made using the same method as Champagne too. A dry white wine that has been bottled with a liqueur containing extra sugar with yeast to produce and capture the bubbles.
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What does it taste like?
There is definite citrus line that pulls this wine together. Some fresh bread adds some savouriness while there is some fragrant stonefruit coming through on the finish. It is medium bodied and ever so crisp. Those flavours last a long time in the mouth, so you don’t have to hurry it.
It is a wine that effortlessly brings a smile to the face.
What to drink it with?
Great by itself. But any apetitiser, salad, seafood or chicken will be great too.
Fresh goat’s cheese, and bloomy cheeses are good matches.
Quickie review « These bubbles are very moreish from the first sip! »
Country of Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Date: April 2022
Price: UK £19 |
Drink: now – 3 years
Needs food: no
If you’d like to see more Argentinian wines, why not check out:
Zuccardi Q Tempranillo
Visit Chandon Argentina for more.