ONE TO NOTE: CHANDON Senior Winemaker, Dan Buckle and his team have put enormous effort over the past four years into refining the Chandon Brut style, both in terms of fruit origins and the challenge of balancing complexity with freshness.
Their latest release Chandon Brut Rosé has rewarded them well in this, and their also-goal of reflecting what Dan calls "our wonderful Australian vineyards" through the lens of Methode Traditionelle. Primarily Pinot Noir (around 60%) with Chardonnay, some Pinot Meunier and a touch of reserve wines from previous years, this is a bubbly with flavours of redcurrant, cherry sorbet and pink grapefruit zest.
Nicely dry with a creamy texture and persistent acidity, enjoy it at $32 in the party room, or at the table with sushi and sashimi – or simply good old fish 'n chips.
 GREAT reflection of Chandon's "wonderful Australian vineyards" in this bubbly that's equally at home at the best of parties – or simply with fish and chips.