Chandon - Garden Spritz - Cocktail Prêt à Boire
Country / Region: Argentina
Grape variety: Blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Semillon + Orange peel, herbs and spices macerate
Alcohol: 11.5 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Wine:An extension of CHANDON's unprecedented success in Argentina, CHANDON Garden Spritz is a ready-to-use cocktail made from CHANDON Brut. It is blended with natural orange peel extracts - only Valencia oranges - and a subtle blend of herbs and spices, with no synthetic flavors or artificial colors. Vibrant and expressive, this cocktail is best served chilled with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of dried orange.
Vinification:Blending between a sparkling brut wine and a macerate. Chandon brut : Hand harvested, grape varieties vinified separately, sparkling according to the Charmat* method, maturation for a minimum of 6 months for the base wines before being blended with the macerate. Macerate : Liqueur elaborated from natural extracts of orange peels, herbs and spices. No synthetic flavors, no artificial coloring. The spices and oranges are carefully selected, individually macerated in the alcohol produced by the grapes. The liqueur is added to the sparkling wine just before bottling. *Charmat method: fermentation and foaming in closed tanks. The fermentation is done in a high pressure tank. The wine, yeast and a fermentation liquor are introduced into the tank, all maintained at a temperature of 20°C to facilitate fermentation. Some 15 to 20 days later, the tank being closed, the carbon dioxide cannot escape: we obtain an effervescent product. It is then filtered into so-called "tirage" vats where it will remain until bottled.
Color:Intense brilliant rosé, very coppery with a fine and abundant bubble.
Nose:Pure underlined by an aromatic of cardamom, very marked by the citrus fruits of which the orange peel and a balance between bitterness and sweetness.
Palate:This Spritz is very thirst quenching with beautiful bitters highlighted by citrus, spices and herbs.
Temperature:To be enjoyed at 8 to 10°C.
Food and wine pairing:Enjoy with 2-3 ice cubes accompanied by a slice of dried orange and a sprig of rosemary or a cinnamon stick.
Cellar aging:To drink now.
"Better than Bitter", the Garden Spritz by Chandon is a nice revolution of this flagship cocktail. It has all the elements for success - citrus aromas, a slight bitterness, a joyful color, and a gourmet simplicity - and elevates the famous cocktail by applying to it the best practices of the wine world.