The cool climate of the Yarra Valley produces pinot noir fruit of consistently high quality. At Domaine Chandon we aim to capture these pristine varietal characters and ensure our wines express regional integrity, great style and elegant sophistication.
The vineyard chosen for Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Rosé was carefully monitored by the winemakers throughout the ripening period to determine the exact timing of the harvest. The grapes were harvested when they were expressing vibrant and soft cherry flavours, as well as appropriate and moderate sugar content. After harvesting in the cool of the morning and immediate crushing at the winery, the grapes underwent a ‘cold soak’ with juice in contact with the skins. This process is essential for extracting just the right amount of colour and tannin from the skins while retaining the delicate fruit character. The juice was pressed off the skins and fermented at cool temperatures to ensure that the vibrant fruit flavours and subtle savoury tannin of the vineyard were captured in the bottle.