Chandon purchased vineyards in the spectacular Whitlands Plateau district in Victoria some years ago, one of the finest regions on the mainland for quality sparkling grapes. It tends to sneak under the radar as there is no flagship winery here, flying the flag. No matter. This region is providing material for top sparklers, such as this one. The colour here is a soft yellow green. More restrained than the Brut, there are characters of limes and white florals, like a gentle herb garden. Good flavours but here we find more elegance than with the Brut plus good length and balance. A hint of toast and there is also a touch more complexity here. So impressive.