• Category – Wine, spritz, 11.5% abv
  • Available – From this month
  • Location – The UK
  • Price – SRP GBP20 (US$26) per 75cl bottle

Moët Hennessy has launched a sparkling wine and bitter-orange liqueur from its Chandon wine brand in the UK.

Chandon Garden Spritz combines Chandon’s Brut sparkling wine and its own bitter liqueur in a ready-to-serve format. The brand claims it contains roughly 50% less sugar than an “ordinary spritz”.

The product is the result of four years of recipe development, comprising roughly 60 trials, and is produced at Chandon’s winery in Mendoza, Argentina using locally sourced oranges and grapes. It will be sold in the UK via online grocery service Ocado, as well as in Whole Foods supermarkets and Majestic Wine outlets.

“We spent four years developing this product and now we want to inspire UK consumers to enjoy an elevated spritz experience,” said Chandon president Sibylle Scherer. “We all need something refreshing and uncomplicated for those sunny days on that favourite secret rooftop with friends, or a garden party in the local park with neighbours, and we believe Chandon Garden Spritz is the answer.”

In its most recent financial results, Moët Hennessy reported a 26% increase in full-year sales from 2021. The wine and spirits division of the high-end consumer goods group LMVH hailed strong performance among its ‘Champagne & wines’ division as a key factor in top line growth, with a sales surging 56% year-on-year.

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