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26 Ratings
Domaine Chandon Étoile Rosé

Wine Details

Wine Description

(NV Vintage) In keeping with the traditional rosé winemaking method, we add a small amount of red wine (Pinot Noir) prior to tirage to create the distinctive salmon color with copper hues. The wine is elegant and restrained with fresh aromas of plum, raspberry and nutmeg. These aromas follow through on the palate and are layered with subtle and delicate flavors of cocoa powder. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness that will stand up to a variety of foods.

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  • Wine Spectator
    (NV Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/14/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (NV Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/14/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (NV Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/14/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (NV Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/14/2012
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (NV Vintage) 49% Chardonnay; 45% Pinot Noir; 6% Pinot Meunier. Its strong sense of vinosity marks this wine as Rose from the very outset, and its additional nuances of chalk, vanilla and soy with a hint of violet and dry, yeasty notes tack on solid champenization credentials. Finely appointed and insistent foam supported by brisk acidity and continuing notes of chalk, yeast and cherries carry the wine across the palate, and if it ends with an austere finish, it is wholly convincing and fully satisfying when...