SERVE AN ‘IT’ BUBBLY!
During the launch of Chandon Brut and Chandon Brut Rosé by Möet Hennessy India, Cosmo caught up with Gaurav Bhatia, Marketing Director for the brand, and scored these valuable tips for serving your sparkling...
“Chilling: Use the half rule—half water, half ice, half-an-hour in an ice bucket. Or chill your bottle in the fridge by laying it horizontally for three hours.
Storage: If you think you need a deep, dark labyrinth to store your wine, think again. The key is to store Chandon horizontally in a cool, dry, and dark place to maintain its quality.
Serving: The ideal glass is flute-shaped, so not to allow the wine to breathe too much—or you will lose the bubbles.
Taste: See, smell and savour. Take in the different shades of gold or pink depending on whether you’re having a Brut or Rosé; the light, lovely and generous bubbles dancing in the flute. Try to recognise the aromas of fruits, flowers and spices. Sip the wine, let it linger in your mouth, and decide if it’s smooth or full-bodied, delicate or complex.”
Your guests will appreciate these two locally made, delicious sparkling wines (with grapes grown in the Nashik region. The wines have been crafted combining the finest grapes with the centuries-old ‘method traditionnelle’ to ensure the signature Chandon style. The Chandon Brut (`1,200) is straw yellow and has a bright and fresh fruit bouquet of citrus blossom, green apples with hints of vanilla. The Chandon Brut Rosé (`1,400) has a vibrant rose gold hue and smells of ripe cherries and pink grapefruit with subtle hints of guava and rose petals.