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

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Sauvignon Blanc 40%, Chardonnay 60%

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.

Gran Verano Chardonnay

By 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

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

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.

Stonemason Chardonnay

By Ballast Stone
Currency Creek, Australia

Chardonnay 100%

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

ABV 13.0%

Canti Chardonnay

By 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%

Cremant de Bourgogne

By Cave des Vignerons de Buxy
Buxy, Burgundy, France

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

Bauchet Cuvée 1er Cru

By Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 20%, Chardonnay 80%

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.

Bauchet Cuvée Origine Brut NV

By 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.

Bauchet Cuvée Saint-Nicaise 1er Cru

By 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.

Bauchet 'Seduction' Rose Brut NV

By Champagne Bauchet
Bisseuil, Champagne, France

Pinot Noir 35%, Chardonnay 65%

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.

Drappier Blancs de Blancs

By 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.

Drappier Carte Blanche NV

By 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.

Drappier Carte D'Or Brut NV

By Champagne Drappier
Champagne, France

Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

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.

Vintage Reserve Brut

By Chapel Down
Chapel Down, Kent, UK

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

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.

Desire Francois Chardonnay

By Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Loire, France

Chardonnay 100%

Saint Veran

By Domaine des Perelles
Chantes, 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.

Macon-Verzé

By 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.

Hoopenburg 'Bushvine' Chardonnay

By 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.

Integer Chardonnay - Hoopenburg

By 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.


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