The wine opens with bright fruit aromas on the nose lead by dominant notes of Santa Rosa plum, hibiscus and hints of cola nut. On the palate, the wine is mouth watering, deliciously fresh and approachable, as flavors of raspberry, boysenberry, and a trace of briar and juniper are carried on supple tannins for a sexy, satisfying texture. The vintage is distinguished by medium term barrel aging and the utilization of whole cluster fermentation, which introduces subtle spice and increased vibrancy. This wine is exceptionally versatile for its ideal weight and tannic structure. Pair Pinot Meunier with olives, hard cheeses, burgers, grilled vegetables or creamy polenta.
Appellation: Carneros Composition: Pinot Meunier Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels
Domaine Chandon`s Executive Chef Eric Torralba and Winemaker Wayne Donaldson love the intensity and flexibility of this wine with food. They recommend serving it with full-flavored or spicy foods such as roasted lamb or pork roast. For a more casual experience, try it with your next barbecue.