Chandon S Sparkling Brut Orange Bitters NV 750ml
Chandon S Sparkling Brut Orange Bitters has complex aromas of fresh orange peel, exotic blood orange and orange marmalade overlay spice elements of ginger and cardamom.
Highlights of Christmas cake aromatics and an overall impression of orange freshness resonate with familiar core flavours of Chandon sparkling wine.
A reinterpretation of the original Champagne Cocktail, CHANDON S is alive with zingy notes of orange and subtle spices. CHANDON S with Orange Bitters bends traditional sparkling rules.
Complex orange fruit aromas of fresh orange peel, exotic blood orange and orange marmalade overlay spice elements of ginger and cardamom. Highlights of Christmas cake aromatics and an overall impression of orange freshness resonate with familiar core flavours of Chandon sparkling wine. Cold and refreshing, signature Chardonnay zesty citrus and Pinot Noir spice flavours are woven with the Orange Bitters in CHANDON S. Delightful acidity and balanced sweetness interplay with the unexpected bitterness, leaving a clean and moreish finish.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were sourced from a range of premium cool climate vineyards in the southern wine regions of Australia, including the Yarra Valley, Strathbogie Ranges, Goulburn Valley and the King Valley in Victoria. The diversity of these sites brings complexity and interest to the CHANDON S core wine style.
Staying true to the méthode traditionelle, CHANDON S has all the signature elements of Chandon at its heart. Our wonderful Australian vineyards provide zesty and vibrant Chardonnay and the more elemental red fruits and spices of Pinot Noir, while bottle fermentation and ageing establish a gentle bead and mousse. Unconfined by the Champenoise rule-book, CHANDON S features an innovative approach to dosing bottle aged wine with a novel and highly aromatic liqueur d’expedition of hand crafted Orange Bitters. This slightly sweeter dosage level completes the fresh and vibrant palate and resonates with the bitterness and orange aromatics, balancing the wine’s acidity when served refreshingly cold.
The core of the authentic Chandon Bitters is orange peel, giving a wonderful aromatic citrus intensity. Fresh ginger and dried spice infusions add an exotic element while extract of gentian root delivers delicate bitterness to the palate. The Chandon Twist is the recommended serve for CHANDON S. Simply pour 120ml of Chandon S into a stemless glass. Add ice up to 2cm from top of the glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel. Winery Notes
Reviews & Accolades
"At first I was sceptical and then I found myself enjoying it. I was sceptical because it seemed, at first, sweet and simple, which is the way it smells and tastes. But then it kicks with orange, bitter orange, to finish, and it’s that kick that makes your mind drift off a bit. A tumbler. Some ice. A view. That bloody heat. Another glass. Is this summer ever going to end? Another glass. I should exercise more. Another glass. The diet starts tomorrow. Do we have more ice? It really needs ice. Should I text a photo of my weather app showing 42 degrees in the shade, at the height of summer, to Mike Bennie? He’d like that. Another glass. Should I buy some Riedel Os? I swore I never would. Dammit, just a half glass more, I have to ride in the morning. I can see it happening. I wouldn’t be opposed."
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - winefront.com.au