The South of France has by no means been so stuffed with shock and inspiration. Creating a brand new effervescent wine with a maverick mix, Chandon celebrates the variety of its terroirs in a singular glowing rosé wine for a distinctively vibrant and fragrant tasting expertise.
The most recent drop from Maison Chandon springs from a imaginative and prescient of a spot reputed for its extremely fertile land and synonymous with mixing, each a geographic location and the embodiment of inspiring smells, colours and tastes. Within the South of France, Chandon winemakers discover a world of potentialities, opening a brand new chapter within the Home’s globetrotting wine adventures.
Chant Des Cigales is a rule-breaking assembly between pioneering winemakers and a spot outlined by a melting pot of modern vitality, co-created by a trio of winemakers and cooks de cave who mix their distinctive savoir-faire:
- Audrey Bourgeois, the resident wizard and Chandon’s head of winemaking innovation and technical coordination throughout the six worldwide Chandon Maisons;
- Richard Geoffroy, the visionary who started his profession as winemaker at Chandon within the mid-eighties earlier than turning into the legendary chef de cave at Dom Pérignon;
- Eric Lebel, a grasp of precision and chef de cave at Maison Krug for 22 years.
All three shared a need to work with signature grape forms of the South of France, shifting away from the confines of the place the grapes had been harvested. Making a vin d’auteurs somewhat than a wine from a single terroir, they’ve crafted a singular mix that expresses the richly various character of the South of France. The breakout model of this modern glowing rosé is about inclusivity, somewhat than exclusivity. The wine is frémissant, with a delicate effervescence and a charming fragrant complexity. It’s a brut nature that’s each natural and vegan, a primary for Chandon.
Famous for nonetheless greater than glowing wines, the South of France tends to suggest wines comprised of simply three or 4 grape varieties. Proper from the outset, Chandon’s trio imagined a glowing wine that might depart from regular practices and upend traditions. Their thought was a exact mix of eight completely different grape varieties harvested throughout a large swath, stretching from Perpignan to Saint-Tropez. With this groundbreaking strategy, the modern assemblage of Chant des Cigales brings collectively grenache, cinsault, syrah, rolle, cabernet sauvignon, mourvèdre, carignan and tibouren.
By drawing on an unlimited array of emblematic grape varieties from the South of France, the winemakers have tapped into the area’s wealthy pure wealth. Chant des Cigales captures the variety of the South whereas trailblazing new paths to rediscover the area.
Since its founding within the foothills of the Argentine Andes in 1959, Chandon has been outlined by sharing and passing on savoir-faire, drawing inspiration from the variety of its folks to make distinctive glowing wines. For Chant des Cigales, the Home has partnered with cooperatives and producers reputed for his or her natural vineyards, the place the trio has sourced the perfect grape varieties, all organically grown. The creators additionally labored with the growers to decide on the perfect approach to make the wine, taking a look at each conventional and modern strategies. Audrey, Richard and Eric are all in full settlement that the Charmat technique had for use to be able to protect the wine’s main fruity character and freshness.
Over greater than two years, they blended and tasted a whole bunch of compositions till they’d the proper steadiness. They made daring selections, comparable to including grape should to begin the second fermentation, or fermenting the wine in strain tanks at as much as 4 bars, giving Chant des Cigales its attribute delicate but persistent effervescence. Their over-arching obsession remained crafting a singular brut nature glowing wine that reveals the complete complexity and variety of the contemporary fruit aromas, with none addition of sugar within the remaining stage.
Chant des Cigales has a vivid but delicate composition, served alongside or with a single ice dice that revives the effervescence. The flavors shift, releasing a bracing minerality. The intriguing character and fragrant complexity of Chant des Cigales make for excellent pairing with an attractive number of dishes.
Chant des Cigales, says Richard Geoffroy, is above all “a brand new style expertise, a rosé frémissant brut nature, natural and vegan, that shows pure magnificence, loads of contemporary fruit, an intriguing floral character, salinity, a slight tonic bitterness, and a fragile, inviting bubble we name frémissant for its delicate effervescence.”
With Chant des Cigales, Chandon celebrates a group of winemakers united by curiosity and dedication, by an indefatigable need to push the bounds of savoir-faire whereas remaining trustworthy to the Maison’s mission since 1959 of innovating with bubbly wines.