When we created our Crémant, Sparkling Winemaker Tom Tiburzi was inspired by our Club members’ passion for great wines. And with the new release, he’s decided to go a step further: “Chandon Crémant was the first wine made especially for the Club, so to honor our Club members, this unique wine will now be named for them.”
Last year, following a labor of love more than a decade in the making, Domaine Chandon released our first Tête de Cuvée, vintage 2000. The reception was unanimous, extraordinary and, quite frankly, exceeded even our expectations—the wine sold out almost immediately.
As our Club Chandon Prestige Members know, every year we release an exclusive limited edition wine for Prestige Members’ enjoyment. First released in 2005, and last released in 2008, Chandon Crémant has been a beloved, indulgently creamy bubbly, and fans of this silky delight have been clamoring for more ever since the last release (quickly) sold out.
A bottle of étoile Tête de Cuvée may disappear in an evening over dinner, but it takes years of patience, skill and passion to bring the wine to its fullest expression. Sparkling Winemaker Tom Tiburzi shares his thoughts on the history of this delicate and nuanced wine.
When Tom Tiburzi holds up a glass of Chandon Brut Classic to the light, he knows that he is looking at more than just one wine. As Chandon's Sparkling Winemaker, Tom is responsible for blending many different wines from different grapes — and even different harvests — to produce a unique and consistent flavor in every bottle that is released.