Chardonnay

Often the flavours commonly associated with Chardonnay wines come from winemaking techniques rather than the grape variety itself.

The style varies greatly depending on where it is grown and is particularly determined by the temperatures during development of the grape. Creamy (dairy-note) flavours often develop during malolactic fermentation and can be encouraged by longer time spent on the lees after fermentation. Time spent maturing in oak imparts biscuit flavours (toast, coconut and vanilla).

The best Chardonnay wines age well and develop a honeyed, nutty savoury complexity.


Costero Extra Brut NV

Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Chardonnay 60%, Sauvignon Blanc 40%

Apaltagua Costero is pale gold in colour, with fine bubbles. On the nose it is clean with marked notes of white fruits, such as green and yellow apples. Clear notes of crusty bread and hazelnuts mix with a delicate hint of buttery aromas. In the mouth it is creamy with subtle flavours of green fruit and dry fruits and a long and lingering finish.

ABV 12.5%

Gran Verano Chardonnay

Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Chardonnay 100%

The Gran Verano Chardonnay is a straw coloured wine with glints of green. It possesses an intense, fruity aroma with well-emphasized touches of peach, mango and pineapple. The forward fruit and un-oaked flavours are followed by a big, luscious finish.

ABV 13.5%

Reserva Chardonnay

Apaltagua
Casablanca Valley

Chardonnay 100%

A lovely pale yellow hue, our Apaltagua Reserva Chardonnay has flecks of green, and is clean and bright. Aromatically, it reveals hints of tropical fruit, such as passion fruit and pineapple. In the mouth it leaves a persistent note of lemon peel and melon.

ABV 13.5%

Canti Chardonnay

Canti
Veneto, Italy

Chardonnay 100%

Ripe peach and nectarine in flavour, in harmony with a light citrus finish, delivering a rounded medium bodied wine.

Ideal with Risotto, pasta, white meats and seafood.

ABV 12.5%

Crémant de Bourgogne

Cave des Vignerons de Buxy
Buxy, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 40%, Aligoté 10%, Gamay 10%

Fine, elegant bubbles, a fruity winy nose and a fine balance between acidity and roundness. A suave, racy finish, in a word a gourmet wine.

ABV 12.0%

Bauchet Cuvée Origine Brut NV

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%

This champagne has a clear finish that is slightly mineral and evanescent. The general flavour is fruity with hints of toasted bread. When you let it breathe, this cuvée becomes even more full-bodied and welcoming.

ABV 12.5%

Bauchet Cuvée Saint-Nicaise 1er Cru

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Chardonnay 100%

Deep gold in colour and enlivened by a myriad of extremely fine bubbles which feed to a delicate and nicely white rising thread. This is a vinous, rich and generous champagne with a particularly attractive texture. On the nose aromas of brioche, almond and yellow fruit. When aired this impression is completed by notes of cereals on a musky background.. The attack is fresh with a high quality acidity which is both delicate and mellow. A long and complex finish. Blends chalky minerality that is refreshing with a certain roundness and mildness.

ABV 12.0%

Bauchet Cuvée Signature 1er Cru

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Chardonnay 80%, Pinot Noir 20%

Flaxen gold in colour. Gentle and steady effervescence. A vinous champagne whose effervescence is mellow with a silky texture. It displays a fine maturity as well as a certain complexity. The finish perfectly preserves the sensations perceived on the palate.

ABV 11.5%

Bauchet 'Seduction' Rose Brut NV

Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Chardonnay 65%, Pinot Noir 35%

Its effervescence creates a lingering stream of bubbles that enhances the pale gold hue of this vibrant and translucent cuvee. On the nose it displays a clear balance of aromas of grapefruit, blackberry and peach. The character of this wine softens into fruity aromas. Its mellow finish lingers on the palate and invites us to prolong the experience.

ABV 12.5%

Bollinger Special Cuvée

Champagne Bollinger
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Meunier 15%

Style and quality bouquet of aromas, this unique combination of body, balance and finesse.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Blancs de Blancs

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Chardonnay 100%

Elegant on the nose and crisp on the palate, this Champagne is Composed of 100% Chardonnay from the first pressing only, which links elegance and richness together. Each bottle is signed "Drappier" in gold, the signature of a great Champagne.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Carte Blanche NV

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 75%, Chardonnay 25%

Firm, rich and intense, with concentrated pear, red fruits, spice, vanilla and muting flavours and complex. The long flowerful finish has a spicy hazelnut aftertaste.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Carte D'Or Brut NV

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

A bouquet of sweet briar quickly gives way to the aromas of stoned fruits. Spicy hints announce a powerful and complex impact in the mouth. An immediately vinous ensemble on the palate dominated by ripe fruits, this brut has a natural freshness with a finish of great length. Serving suggestion – 7°C, goes well with foie gras or desserts without coffee. It keeps well for a minimum of three years.

ABV 12.0%

Drappier Millesime Exception

Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 65%, Chardonnay 30%, Pinot Meunier 5%

This exceptional cuvee expresses freshness and maturity, complexity and richness, all at the same time. Rich gold and grey pearl, with hints of white fruit and ripe mandarin on the nose, a fruity palate with apricot flavours. Complex champagne, quite open and well balanced.

ABV 12.0%

Pierre Nicolas Brut NV

Champagne Pierre Nicolas
Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%

A steady, creamy sparkle enhances the flaxen gold colour of this champagne with its predominance of Pinot noir grapes. On the nose, we find harmonious fruit aromas, particularly reminiscent of pears and raspberries. This is a full, round wine that leaves good impressions on the palate.

ABV 12.5%

Pierre Nicolas Brut Rosé

Champagne Pierre Nicolas
Champagne, France

Chardonnay 85%, Pinot Noir 15%

A steady stream if fine bubbles. It’s delicately pink hue is enhanced by the clear glass of he bottle. Clear on the nose, with aromas of ripe berried jams. It is mellow and soft on the palate. The freshness of this wine comes as a pleasant surprise, whiles its finish reminds of white fruit.
This elegant Rosé clearly assets its regional specificity.

ABV 12.5%

Vintage Reserve Brut

Chapel Down
Chapel Down, Kent, UK

Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Elegant aromas of red apple, lemongrass and freshly baked bread, together with hints of strawberry, citrus and quince on the palate. Crisp and fresh with lively acidity and fine persistent bubbles.

ABV 12.0%

Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Château de Maligny
Chablis, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

The Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume is the top of the premier Crus of Chablis due to its location and its closeness to the Grand crus. Supple and long in the mouth providing the perfect accompaniment to fishes served with white butter or with cream.

ABV 12.5%

Chablis La Vigne de la Reine

Château de Maligny
Chablis, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Due to the microclimate its essential flavours principally the white flower and the rose. A buttery nose that’s quite forward and opens up with floral, mineral, lemon and green apple. Light to medium bodied, assertive with mineral flavours and an exploding palate. Well structured and powerful with good acidity and a nice mineral finish.

ABV 12.5%

Maligny Chablis

Château de Maligny
Chablis, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

The Chablis is a clear, fresh, light, generous, well balanced with fruit flavours as well as mineral character and a lot of finesse. The Chablis 2014 is very well balanced, it has beautiful intensity. It is a wine which is pleasant, frank and typical of the vineyard of Chablis. It pairs well with all varieties of fish, shellfish as well as goats cheese and cooked pressed cheeses.

ABV 12.5%

Maligny Petit Chablis

Château de Maligny
Chablis, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

This Petit Chablis is a wine that is fresh and pleasant with a very present minerality and flavours of flowers. It has a good fruit together with a long persistency in the mouth. The petit Chablis has good acidity and can keep its freshness for several years A good wine to drink on its own as an aperitif or with cold meats, seafood, fish or goat

ABV 12.5%

Bourgogne Blanc

Château Labouré-Roi
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Bourgogne Chardonnay takes its specific character from where the grapes are grown and how they are vinified. "Maximum" arises from a judicious blend: the Chardonnay grapes from Meursault, with the sensual delight characteristic of its rich soil and long exposure to the sun, are balanced by the slightly syrupy Chardonnay from Beaune and Chassagne that forms this nicely structured blend. The ageing in French oak barrels gives the wine subtle accents of vanilla and toast.

Pale yellow in colour heightened by golden glints, toasted hazelnut bouquet, dried fig and dried, candied fruit. The palate is round and unctuous with flavours of vanilla and toast.

ABV 12.5%

Meursault 'Clos de la Baronne'

Château Labouré-Roi
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

ABV 13.0%

Chardonnay Le Sauvage de la Brie

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Loire, France

Chardonnay 100%

It is characterised by its yellow and very light green colour and by a intense nose. The initial vegetal aromas take place to a wine deep in structure which unites floral and ripe fruit (banana) and ‘viennoiserie’ such as ‘brioche’ fragrances. The mouth is very well balanced, round and with a light woody taste at the end.

ABV 12.0%

Desire François Chardonnay

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Vin de France, France

Chardonnay 100%

ABV 12.0%

Mâcon-Villages Perrelles

Domaine des Perelles
Chânes, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

A superb golden colour with subtle shades of green. When young it displays perfumes of spring flowers and exotic fruits, later revealing aromas of dried fruit and toasted bread. In the mouth it is flattering, supple and mellow.

ABV 13.0%

Pouilly-Fuissé Perelles

Domaine des Perelles
Chânes, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

A rich and flavoursome wine with much finesse and distinction. The nature of the land favours a harmonious blend of flavours, with hints of nuts and grilled almonds. It's vigour and richness mean that this wine can be kept for a long time before opening.

ABV 13.0%

Saint Veran

Domaine des Perelles
Chânes, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Pale yellow gold in colour but brilliant and crystal clear. This dry but ample wine is tender and fruity, displaying aromas of peach, citrus, honeysuckle and dried fruit. On the palate it is mineral and lively from the first attack, fresh and well rounded. The structure is harmonious, fresh and round.

ABV 13.0%

Corton Charlemagne Dubreuil

Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine
Pernand-Vergelesses, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Beautiful limpid and gold colour in its youth, which takes on amber hues with age. Its bouquet breathes exotic fruit notes with citrus and pineapple, revealing rich honey aromas, grilled almonds and cinnamon. The mouth is ample round and fresh with a long well-balanced finish. This wine has great ageing potential.

ABV 13.5%

Meursault Bouzereau

Domaine Jean-Marie Bouzereau
Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Golden yellow color. Vanilla flavors, with touches of butter and brioche. Round on the mouth, with notes of toasted hazelnuts and accacia honey.

ABV 13.0%

Chassagne-Montrachet Lamy Pillot

Domaine Lamy Pillot
Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

This wine has many seductive qualities. It opens early: one to two years are enough to begin to reveal its richness. It is complex: it increases the range of original flavors. He is developing well: the white flowers are moving towards the almond, toast and brioche.

Cremant d' Alsace Brut Cuvee Prestige

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot-Auxerrois 50%, Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 10%

This Cremant is light and dry, restrained and subtle. The palate fills with gentle flavours of shortbread and apple peel. Slightly bitter grapefruit zest and hints of citrus freshness dispersed by a lively, fine-fizzing mousse. The finish is elegant and very clean cut.

ABV 12.0%

Mâcon-Fuissé

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Nicely balanced fresh, clean nose. An elegant, refined palate. Well-balanced, fairly long. The flavour builds up on the finish. Well made.

ABV 13.0%

Macon-Prissé en Chailloux

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils
Macon-Prissé, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Rich and elegant, delicate and elegant, this wine expresses slightly honeyed, buttered and white peach flavors, complemented by a white flower note. It is a wine of great precision, simply excellent.

ABV 13.0%

Mâcon-Verzé

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

A crisp and fruity Chardonnay with very subtle suggestions of nutty oak influence and an enduring minerality.

ABV 13.0%

Pouilly-Fuissé

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Extremely fresh with green apple hints, nutmeg and dairy, closely knit crunchy crisp palate and a long creamy but quite refreshing finish.

This wine is rich and well constituted to consume young or be kept in the cellar from 4 to 5 years before drinking. The Pouilly-Fuisse is balanced and long on the palate, the average of the ageing is 7 years depending upon conditions of storage and vintage!

Our recommendation is to consume this wine with white meat, chicken or veal with cream… or fish, seafood dishes (not too spicy!)

ABV 13.0%

Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

The POUILLY-FUISSE "Vieilles Vignes" is the most rustic of the Thibert wines. In fact, it’s a very robust wine, creamy, toasty, and very aromatic with a large aptitude for further ageing.

You enjoy the best flavours and you taste the aromatic richness if you drink at temperatures from 12° to 14°. Our recommendation is to consume our POUILLY-FUISSE "Vieilles Vignes" with fish dishes a little spicy or with dishes very delicate like: crayfish, lobster, salmon, marinated seafood dishes. The 70 year-old vines have yielded an intense, mineral, aromatic wine that is lovely now but will age superbly.

ABV 13.0%

Pouilly-Fuissé Vignes Blanches

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Chardonnay 100%

Brilliant straw coloured in the glass. Expressive nose of lemon oil, peach blossom and a note of vanilla bean. Medium bodied palate is well balanced with kiwi, lime and some limestone minerality which cuts through the palate. Nice finish with tart yellow fruits and more minerals.

ABV 13.5%

Pinot D'Alsace Humbrecht

Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Alsace, France

Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay

A unique wine from Alsace with Chardonnay included in the blend. This wine has a rich mouth feel and good acidity.

ABV 13.0%

Dom Pérignon Vintage

Dom Pérignon
Champagne, France

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

ABV 12.5%

Hoopenburg 'Bushvine' Chardonnay

Hoopenburg Wines
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Chardonnay 100%

The nose on this wine truly represents the fresh pure fruit of the wine. Lemon, lime and grapefruit with a pinch of cream balance out the nose. The zesty fruit on the nose is also present on the palate, with the 20% barrel fraction coming through nicely on the mid palate. Between the freshness and creaminess of the wine, this Chardonnay is perfectly balanced, simply flowing over the tongue enticing you to take another sip.

ABV 12.5%

Integer Chardonnay - Hoopenburg

Hoopenburg Wines
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Chardonnay 100%

On the nose this chardonnay is complex and fresh with notes of apricot and citrus with a subtle hint of oak vanilla flavours. On the palate it is round, soft bodied and balanced with a lingering limey texture rounded up with integrated oak.

ABV 13.5%

Huaquén Chardonnay

Huaquén
Chile

Chardonnay 100%

ABV 13.5%

Il Caggio Prosecco 20cl

Ill Caggio
Italy

Glera 85%, Chardonnay 15%

Small and lively bubbles burst onto the tongue. A smooth mousse and subtle wild apples and pear fruits exude from the palate with a refreshing lift on the finish. Fit for a celebration, though ideal for a toast on any occasion.

ABV 11.0%

La Réserve de Rafègue Chardonnay

La Réserve de Rafègue
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Chardonnay 100%

Lovely clear yellow in colour with brilliant glints. Powerful nose with intense aromas of acacia flowers and white fleshed fruits. Smooth and full on the palate with notes of citrus fruits, melon and white fruits and superb balance between freshness, smoothness and richness.

Enjoy as an aperitif, with seafood tapas, grilled fish, fish in creamy sauce and with cheese–especially goat’s cheese.

ABV 13.0%

McManis Chardonnay

McManis Family Vineyards
California, America

Chardonnay 100%

ABV 13.5%

Steeple Jack Sparkling

Steeple Jack
Australia

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Raspberry, cherry and peach flavours on the creamy palate with a tinge of pink, this wine has a crisp, dry finish.

ABV 12.5%

Steeple Jack Unwooded Chardonnay

Steeple Jack
Australia

Chardonnay 100%

Pale straw in colour with green hues. On the nose, aromas of peach, ripe melon and honeysuckle. A full, soft, stone fruit palate of peaches and nectarines intermingled with rock melon. A creamy texture and lingering lime citrus finish.

ABV 13.5%

Stonemason Chardonnay

Stonemason
Currency Creek, Australia

Chardonnay 100%

Fragrant summer stone fruit aromas carry through to a medium bodied palate.

ABV 13.0%

Veuve Cliquot Rosé

Veuve Clicquot
Champagne, France

Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

With a fine mousse and dark salmon hue, this Champagne greets you with raspberry and strawberry aromas. What follows is deep, intense and strong—all characteristically Veuve. To the base of the Brut Yellow Label, winemaker Jacques Péters added a blend of still red wine from specially cultivated Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes to the blend. After three years of ageing, flavours of dried fruit and Viennese pastries develop. Though light on the taste buds, this wine is perfectly balanced and can be enjoyed with food like white fish and light appetisers.

ABV 12.5%


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