Chandon Rose is exceptional in both flavor and appearance due to the addition of still Pinot Noir at tirage, a winemaking choice which defines the style. Fruit for the sparkling base wine is harvested early for delicate flavor, crispness and lower alcohol. Still wine grapes are picked at greater ripeness for intense flavor development. Adding still Pinot Noir to the base wine at tirage provides deeper color and structure to this style, differentiating it from Blanc de Noirs.
In the glass, the color is a dramatic deep pink with a blush of sunset.
Intense ripe strawberry, juicy watermelon, and fresh red cherry fruit aromas and flavors are interwoven with apple, pear, and stone fruit.
On the palate, the wine is creamy and seductive, with defined structure from the addition of still Pinot Noir at tirage. The overall impression is one of bold vibrancy and impact from start to finish.