Food and Wine Pairing
This opulent sparkling wine lends itself for richly flavored foods. Winemaker Tom Tiburzi loves this wine during the holidays with roast turkey and cranberry sauce or honey glazed smoked ham. It would also be a natural fit with duck a l’orange.
Unlike most sparkling wines, this cuvée begins with Pinot Noir and Zinfandel still wines that have been fermented on the skins, providing the flavor and body of a still wine. It then undergoes second fermentation in the bottle, so possesses the refreshing characters of a sparkling wine. Chandon Sparking Red excites the palate with rich and concentrated flavors of black cherry, sweet cranberry with hints of juniper berry and nutmeg. The structure of this wine helps it to pair great with more foods than traditional sparklers; bolder meats for instance.