Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.

Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. For new and developing wine regions, growing Chardonnay is seen as a "rite of passage" and an easy entry into the international wine market.

The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors. In cool climates (such as Chablis and the Carneros AVA of California), Chardonnay tends to be medium to light body with noticeable acidity and flavors of green plum, apple and pear. In warmer locations (such as the Adelaide Hills, Geelong and Mornington Peninsula in Australia and Gisborne and Marlborough region of New Zealand) the flavors become more citrus, peach and melon while in very warm locations (such as the Central Coast AVA of California) more fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango come out. Wines that have gone through malolactic fermentation tend to have softer acidity and fruit flavors with buttery mouthfeel and hazelnut notes.

Chardonnay is an important component of many sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne. A peak in popularity in the late 1980s gave way to a backlash among those wine drinkers who saw the grape as a leading negative component of the globalization of wine. Nonetheless, it remains one of the most widely planted grape varieties, with over 160,000 hectares (400,000 acres) worldwide, second only to Airén among white wine grapes and planted in more wine regions than any other grape – including Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ataraxia (Kevin Grant)
Ataraxia (Kevin Grant) Chardonnay 2015
Article code ATARAXIACHARD15
* €26,95 * SRP
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At its core is a piercing expression of grapefruit, white peach, ripe pear and grilled hazel nuts aromas and flavours.
Ataraxia (Kevin Grant)
Ataraxia (Kevin Grant) Chardonnay 2015
At its core is a piercing expression of grapefruit, white peach, ripe pear and grilled hazel nuts aromas and flavours.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
Babylonstoren
Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2015
Article code BABYLONSTORENCHARD15
* €26,95 * SRP
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Citrus and lemons combined with a nice minerality and complemented by whiffs of vanilla coming from 11 months in barrel.
Babylonstoren
Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2015
Citrus and lemons combined with a nice minerality and complemented by whiffs of vanilla coming from 11 months in barrel.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
Creation Wines
Creation Wines Chardonnay 2014
Article code CREATIONCHARD14
* €15,95 * SRP
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On the nose glorious layers of sun-kissed pear and peach are enhanced by fresh minerality and a hint of piquant vanilla.
Creation Wines
Creation Wines Chardonnay 2014
On the nose glorious layers of sun-kissed pear and peach are enhanced by fresh minerality and a hint of piquant vanilla.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €21,27 / Liter
Weingut Hauer
Hauer Chardonnay trocken 2016
Article code HAUERCHARD16
* €7,50 * SRP
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Angenehm eingebundene Säure mit Aromen von Aprikosen und Pfirsich,.
Weingut Hauer
Hauer Chardonnay trocken 2016
Angenehm eingebundene Säure mit Aromen von Aprikosen und Pfirsich,.
*€7,50*SRP
Unit price: €10,00 / Liter
Hirschmüller
Hirschmüller Chardonnay Reserve 2016
Article code HIRSCHCHARD16
* €14,95 * SRP
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Aprikose, Birne, Honigmelone, frische Wiesenkräuter und sehr feine Vanille
Hirschmüller
Hirschmüller Chardonnay Reserve 2016
Aprikose, Birne, Honigmelone, frische Wiesenkräuter und sehr feine Vanille
*€14,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay 2016
Article code HMCHARD16
* €26,95 * SRP
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The palate is sumptuous with good weight in the mouth. Complex and elegant; tropical notes, freshly picked apricots, pineapple, a slight nuttiness and green lemons vie for attention; all matched with a keen line of acidity.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay 2016
The palate is sumptuous with good weight in the mouth. Complex and elegant; tropical notes, freshly picked apricots, pineapple, a slight nuttiness and green lemons vie for attention; all matched with a keen line of acidity.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €35,93 / Liter
Iona
Iona Chardonnay 2014
Article code IONACHARD14
* €19,95 * SRP
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Bright citrus, oyster shell minerality, and a hint of almonds and biscuit brioche on the finish.
Iona
Iona Chardonnay 2014
Bright citrus, oyster shell minerality, and a hint of almonds and biscuit brioche on the finish.
*€19,95*SRP
Unit price: €26,60 / Liter
Meerlust Wine Estate
Meerlust Wine Estate Chardonnay 2016
Article code MEERLUSTCHARD16
* €24,95 * SRP
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Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with quince, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness.
Meerlust Wine Estate
Meerlust Wine Estate Chardonnay 2016
Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with quince, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness.
*€24,95*SRP
Unit price: €33,27 / Liter
Mimosa
Mimosa Chardonnay 2015
Article code MIMOSACHARD15
* €12,95 * SRP
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This is an elegant Chardonnay, with citrus, apples and pineapple notes on the nose, the palette are rich with complexity and lingers to the back.
Mimosa
Mimosa Chardonnay 2015
This is an elegant Chardonnay, with citrus, apples and pineapple notes on the nose, the palette are rich with complexity and lingers to the back.
*€12,95*SRP
Unit price: €17,27 / Liter
Phillip Heinz
Phillip Heinz Chardonnay 2015
Article code HEINZCHARD15
* €9,95 * SRP
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Kräftiger, intensiver Körper, mit zartem Schmelz.
Phillip Heinz
Phillip Heinz Chardonnay 2015
Kräftiger, intensiver Körper, mit zartem Schmelz.
*€9,95*SRP
Unit price: €13,27 / Liter
Richard Kershaw Wines
Richard Kershaw Wines Clonal Selection Elgin Chardonnay 2015
Article code RKCLONALCHARD15
* €37,45 * SRP
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Weiße Birnen, unaufdringlich subtil mit einem Hauch von Hafer unterlegt und wunderbar dezenter Komplexität durch hervorragend integrierter Holzeinbindung.
Richard Kershaw Wines
Richard Kershaw Wines Clonal Selection Elgin Chardonnay 2015
Weiße Birnen, unaufdringlich subtil mit einem Hauch von Hafer unterlegt und wunderbar dezenter Komplexität durch hervorragend integrierter Holzeinbindung.
*€37,45*SRP
Unit price: €49,93 / Liter
Richard Kershaw Wines
Richard Kershaw Wines Deconstructed Chardonnay Set 2015
Article code RKDECONCHARD15
* €219,00 * SRP
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Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay Set, bestehend aus drei verschiedenen Chardonnay-Klonen dreier verschiedener Elgin Weinbaulagen, geprägt von unterschiedlichen Terroirs und abweichender Klimata.
Richard Kershaw Wines
Richard Kershaw Wines Deconstructed Chardonnay Set 2015
Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay Set, bestehend aus drei verschiedenen Chardonnay-Klonen dreier verschiedener Elgin Weinbaulagen, geprägt von unterschiedlichen Terroirs und abweichender Klimata.
*€219,00*SRP
Unit price: €97,33 / Liter
Rickety Bridge
Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2015
Article code RBCHARD15
* €11,95 * SRP
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An elegant, lightly oaked Chardonnay with biscuity, citrus and flinty notes on the nose.
Rickety Bridge
Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2015
An elegant, lightly oaked Chardonnay with biscuity, citrus and flinty notes on the nose.
*€11,95*SRP
Unit price: €15,93 / Liter
Scheu
Scheu Chardonnay 2014
Article code SCHEUCHARDONNAY15
* €32,50 * SRP
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Zwei Gesichter - ein Wein. Klaus der Weinmacher und Jürgen, der Sommelier kreieren zusammen einen im Barrique gereiften Chardonnay nach französischem Vorbild aus deutscher Hand.
Scheu
Scheu Chardonnay 2014
Zwei Gesichter - ein Wein. Klaus der Weinmacher und Jürgen, der Sommelier kreieren zusammen einen im Barrique gereiften Chardonnay nach französischem Vorbild aus deutscher Hand.
*€32,50*SRP
Unit price: €43,33 / Liter
Thelema
Thelema Eds Reserve Chardonnay 2014
Article code THELEMAEDSRESERVE14
* €17,95 * SRP
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This wine shows distinctive characters – a limey, peppery, muscatty flavour – typical of this unique vineyard
Thelema
Thelema Eds Reserve Chardonnay 2014
This wine shows distinctive characters – a limey, peppery, muscatty flavour – typical of this unique vineyard
*€17,95*SRP
Unit price: €23,93 / Liter