Chandon Argentina was born of the visionary approach of Jean de Vogué, the Chairman of the House in the 1950s. Realising that wine-growing regions other than Champagne were able to produce quality sparkling wines, he asked winemaker Renaud Poirier to travel the world in search of terroirs with the best potential. His journeys took him to Mendoza, a renowned wine-growing region in western Argentina. Its chalky soils, large day-to-night temperature variations and semi-desert climate provided optimum conditions to make wines with remarkable concentration, structure and balance. That is how Chandon Argentina began life in 1959. Benefiting from 270 years of Moët & Chandon experience, the estate combines traditional French savoir-faire with the excellence and diversity of Argentine soil: by blending a wide variety of grapes from terroirs in the region, Chandon Argentina produces wines that are internationally renowned for their harmony.
Chandon Argentina Brut NV
Chandon saw the potential of the Uco Valley in Mendoza and focussed on what they are doing best – sparkling wine made in a Champagne style using the classic grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is fresh and elegant with undertones of lemon blossom, pear and ripe peach, nicely combined with a honeyed and brioche mouthfeel. With only 6grams per litre of dosage, it feels crisp and refreshing and will make the perfect aperitif tipple during the festive season.-DecanterMagazine Dec 2016.