Chandon Limited Edition Brut Classic for London Olympics 2012
The limited edition Brut Classic is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and blended with 10 to 20 percent Reserve wines from previous harvests. The wine goes through a second fermentation in the bottle to attain citrus spices layered over notes of almond and caramel.
California winery Chandon has released a limited-edition bottle of patriotic sparkling wine in time for the summer Olympics decked out in red, white and blue stripes.
Wine Spectator magazine gave the Brut Classic top marks, describing it as crisp and lively with aromas of green apple, cinnamon and vanilla, while Wine Enthusiast called it a nice, everyday bubbly that’s affordable yet elegant.
A 750 ml bottle of Chandon Brut Classic — which is supposed to pair well with salty, rich, nutty foods like a Caesar salad, fried calamari, oysters and sushi — retails for $24 and will be available through the summer in the US.
To complement all the limited edition beverage offerings, Waterford has created a pair of London 2012 crystal flutes as well.