Product DetailsWith Étoile, which takes its name from the French word for “star,” Chandon California has created a sparkling wine in the style of the finest prestige cuvée – the ultimate expression of the domaine. Étoile Brut gains its pleasing caramelized richness from extended aging on lees, the residual yeast created during fermentation. Elegant and opulent, it is for those seeking a complex sparkling wine.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 46-50°F
- When to drink - Drink now through 2020
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (50-59°F), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Additional information - Contains sulfites
- Alcohol by volume - 13.0%
Blend and Origin
Chandon California Étoile Brut Non Vintage
The chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier grapes for Étoile are grown in the Carneros vineyard, the coolest of Chandon California’s Napa and Sonoma plots. Cooled by maritime breezes and fog from the San Pablo Bay, the vineyard’s microclimate creates optimum acidity for the wine. Aging on lees for a minimum of five years imparts a familiar bready complexity.
More to try
The quintessential apéritif
Étoile Brut is its own perfect appetizer – the ideal way to begin a meal.
The delicate and subtly sweet flavors pair excellently with seafood such as freshly shucked oysters, grilled scallops in brown butter, or poached salmon. .