Domaine Chandon

Vintage Brut
1997 Sparkling Wine
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 181
Vintage: 1997

Domaine Chandon

Vintage Brut

Sparkling Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • This complex and delicious sparkling wine has been aging sur lie in bottle since 1998
  • The blend is 31% Pinot Noir and 69% Chardonnay (38% of which is from Mount Veeder)
  • Blended by Chandon’s first winemaker, Dawnine Dyer, and Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave, Richard Geoffroy
  • The dosage will be customized to bidder’s taste with Chandon winemaker Tom Tiburzi


Sparkling wines aged sur lie for a significant period of time are a rare and special treat—and this wine has been aging on the lees since 1998 when blending was completed. Dawnine Dyer, Chandon’s first winemaker, crafted this particular blend with Richard Geoffroy, the chef de cave at celebrated Champagne producer Dom Pérignon. They selected a final blend of 31 percent Pinot Noir and 69 percent Chardonnay, 38 percent of which was from Mt. Veeder, the first vineyard purchased by Chandon in 1973. With Chandon winemaker Tom Tibuzi’s guidance the bidder will determine a bespoke dosage, making this wine not only rare but one-of-a-kind.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tom Tiburzi

Winemaker, Chandon

Winemaker, Tom Tiburzi

Tom's love affair with wine began long before coming to Chandon. The son of an Italian immigrant chef and retail wine-and-spirits merchant, food and wine are in his blood. Tom worked in the family stores since early childhood, and along with family and friends, made wine at home using a shared press in the garage. After earning a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an early foray into microbiology, Tom reconnected with the family's passion and parlayed his scientific training into a professional winemaking career. He's now spent the last 23 years mastering the art of sparkling winemaking at Chandon. His expertise in the science of sparkling winemaking along with his creative blending skills have played a key role in the creation of Chandon's diverse sparkling wine cuvées.

Country born: United States

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies in Biology from University of California at Berkeley.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Tom continues to demonstrate his exceptional talents as he oversees Domaine Chandon's sparkling program, carrying on a tradition of crafting the finest and broadest range of sparkling-wine styles in America.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Domaine Chandon 1997 Sparkling Wine Napa Valley Vintage Brut 19
Palmaz Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Tortuga 19
Spoto Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville East Meets West 19
Darioush 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 18
Tudal Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 18
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