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.
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Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont New Baby 2019
* €39,95 * SRP
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A blend of about 50% Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Colombard. Only 6 barriques from old vines. Fermented in open barrique, partial maceration, moved and pressed by hand.
Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont New Baby 2019
A blend of about 50% Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Colombard. Only 6 barriques from old vines. Fermented in open barrique, partial maceration, moved and pressed by hand.
*€39,95*SRP
Bodegas Salentein
Bodegas Salentein Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2018
Article code SALENTEINBSCHARD16
* €14,95 * SRP
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Complex aroma with notes of spring white flowers, citrus and tropical fruit.
Bodegas Salentein
Bodegas Salentein Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2018
Complex aroma with notes of spring white flowers, citrus and tropical fruit.
*€14,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
Hirschmüller
De Lüx Curry Chardonnay 2019
* €11,95 * SRP
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Hirschmüller
De Lüx Curry Chardonnay 2019
*€11,95*SRP
Weingut Hauer
Hauer Chardonnay trocken 2018
* €8,95 * SRP
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Ripe honeydew melon and pineapple in the lush aroma, also spices. On the palate soft, juicy and harmoniously balanced, ripe, playful acidity, shows the aromatic maturity of the vintage and also the substance, shows elegance, sweetness and balance, ripe fr
Weingut Hauer
Hauer Chardonnay trocken 2018
Ripe honeydew melon and pineapple in the lush aroma, also spices. On the palate soft, juicy and harmoniously balanced, ripe, playful acidity, shows the aromatic maturity of the vintage and also the substance, shows elegance, sweetness and balance, ripe fr
*€8,95*SRP
Hirschmüller
Hirschmüller Chardonnay trocken 2019
* €9,95 * SRP
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Passionsfrucht, Mango, Ananas und Kiwi
Hirschmüller
Hirschmüller Chardonnay trocken 2019
Passionsfrucht, Mango, Ananas und Kiwi
*€9,95*SRP
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2019
Article code HMCHARD18
* €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 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2019
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
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay Reserve 2018
Article code HMCHARD17
* €46,95 * SRP
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A bright, sparky nose with nuances of freshly baked shortbread, citrus peel, lemon biscuit, toasted almonds, brioche and clementine
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chardonnay Reserve 2018
A bright, sparky nose with nuances of freshly baked shortbread, citrus peel, lemon biscuit, toasted almonds, brioche and clementine
*€46,95*SRP
Unit price: €75,95 / Liter
Mimosa
Mimosa Chardonnay 2018
Article code MIMOSACHARD17
* €15,95 * 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 2018
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.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €18,60 / Liter
Muratie Wine Estate
Muratie Chardonnay "Isabella" 2019
* €15,95 * SRP
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Tropical fruit, citrus and caramel
Muratie Wine Estate
Muratie Chardonnay "Isabella" 2019
Tropical fruit, citrus and caramel
*€15,95*SRP