Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
Rosé wines are growing rapidly in Australia, with over 16% growth in the last twelve months. And for good reason. Rosé wines suit the Australian climate, go brilliantly with a huge range of food - from tapas to dim sum - and are fun and easy to enjoy.
Pinot Noir Rose
Rose petal pink, crystal clear. Fresh cherry, strawberry and raspberry red fruit aromas are supported by more
complex Pinot Noir characters of rose petal, pink marshmallow and cranberry. Delicious Pinot Noir red fruit characters – strawberry and raspberry – continue
on the generous palate. Gentle acidity completes the long and refreshing finish.
Pinot Noir grapes for this rosé were grown in selected vineyards from our
coolest climates in Victoria’s Great Dividing Range. Each vineyard was
earmarked by the winemakers for the production of rosé style wine for a
number of reasons including the clone and soil type, as well as row orientation
and canopy structure. Our specific aim for the production of our Pinot
Noir Rosé is the retention of soft, red berry fruit flavours as well as savoury,
supple tannins. This has been achieved by careful canopy management.
The vineyards chosen for Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé were carefully monitored
by the winemakers throughout the ripening period to determine the exact timing of
the harvest. The grapes were harvested when they were expressing vibrant and soft
cherry flavours, as well as appropriate and moderate sugar content. Several degrees
of skin contact time and maceration in open fermenters gave us a collection of rosé
wines of varying levels of colour, tannin and fruit elements with which to blend.
Food Pairing Notes
Salmon blinis with crème fraiche; salt and pepper squid; Jamon Iberico; goat’s
Good winter and early spring rains provided perfect conditions for strong
shoot and leaf growth. Warm spring conditions led to an early budburst
followed by early flowering. Clear and dry summer weather prevailed,
with some brief rain in January, just enough to slow the ripening and
carry the soil moisture through to harvest. Warm days through February
without extreme heat events ensured full ripening of mature grapes.