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Chandon Garden Spritz - WineO Mark Review
Chandon Garden Spritz is a refreshing and effervescent wine cocktail from the renowned Chandon winery.
The winery was founded by Moët & Chandon, a French Champagne house. Chandon winery has several locations around the world, including:
Each Chandon winery location offers a unique experience, showcasing the local terroir and winemaking traditions. Visitors can enjoy tastings, tours, and special events at each location, immersing themselves in the world of Chandon wines.
What is a Spritz?
A wine spritz is a refreshing and light wine-based cocktail that is typically made by combining wine with a carbonated beverage, such as soda water or tonic water, and sometimes flavored with fruit or herb-based liqueurs.
And wine spritzes are often served over ice and garnished with fresh fruit or herbs. The carbonated beverage used in a wine spritz adds a fizzy, effervescent quality to the drink, making it a refreshing choice for warm weather or outdoor gatherings.
How It's Made? What's in it?
Garden Spritz is a one-of-a-kind, Chandon sparkling wine concoction crafted with locally sourced oranges and dried orange peels blended together with herbs and spices.
Several herbs & spices, bring their unique qualities to the blend, including the following (taken from the Chandon website):
- Amargo for bitterness
- Chamomile for the delicate florals
- Cardamom’s slightly sweet herbal notes
- Black peppers’ warm spice.
Each component is individually macerated in ethyl alcohol made from grapes. Valencia oranges are then carefully harvested and selected for their quality. They are cleaned and peeled by hand. While the orange peels are dried. Dried peels and fresh zests are then separately, slowly macerated with alcohol made from grapes.
Argentinian Sparkling Wine
The Argentina Chandon Sparkling Wine is made primarily from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Semillon grapes, which are carefully selected. These grapes are fermented using the Charmat method, where the fermentation and aging takes place in a tank rather.
The Chandon Garden Spritz is created by adding the Garden liqueur to the sparkling wine just before bottling.
Chandon Garden Spritz Tasting Profile
I found the Garden Spritz to have a good balance of sweetness and bitterness.
And the Chandon Brut sparkling wine provides a backbone of crisp acidity along with bright citrus fruit flavors, while the garden liqueur adds delicate spice and herbal notes.
And it’s a light and refreshing wine cocktail with lots of orange notes, grapefruit and stone fruits like peach and apricot. Delicious and ideal for what it is! And definitely serve chilled with a hint of orange either in the form of a slice or zest. And for more of an herbaceous drink you can add a rosemary.
WineO Mark Rating
Chandon Garden SpritzRecommend for Sparkling Wine Drinkers
Quality Price Ratio: B
Chandon Garden Spritz Food Pairing
- The Chandon Garden Spritz pairs well with light and fresh fare such as salads, seafood, and sushi.
- And the wine cocktail’s effervescence and acidity make it an excellent pairing for fried or spicy foods, cutting through the richness and heat.
- Additionally, the cocktail’s delicate floral and herbal notes make it a perfect match for dishes with similar flavors, such as dishes with fresh herbs or orange-infused sauces.
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