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Chardonnay

White Wine, Austria
Crystalline Chardonnay, expect harp music in liquid form

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Chardonnay

White Wine, Austria

Availability: In stock

Crystalline Chardonnay, expect harp music in liquid form
Breitenfelder's Chardonnay - as pure, crisp and precise as all his other wines.
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Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2008

Regular Price: £13.99

Special Price £10.20

Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2011

Regular Price: £13.99

Special Price £12.00

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Ripe, exotic fruit - a mix of mango and banana. Fruity and charming, balanced and long on the palate.

Joelle says (March 2018) - this is surprisingly fruity and lively for 10 year old "simple" Chardonnay. The cool climate probably helped here. It has no right to be this good. Mango and spice and a finish straight out of Columbo. Read the tasting notes, it'll make sense. One to grab and love.

Ben says (May 2017): The 2011 is beautifully clear and clean. The art of the winemaker shows throughout this wine. It is very similar to the 2008 with few, if any, vintage differences.

Why we have it:

Cool climate chardonnay baby!

Why you should pick this wine:

You love chardonnay but not everyone around you does. Go for this one.

What to expect:

Exotic but not heavy

Serving Suggestions:

not too cold as the wine unfolds as it warms up. 10, 12 degrees, could even handle warmer. Good in summer then.

It's a great "sip on its own" wine, for conversations with friends.

It can then go straight into nibbles and food. The mango angle makes me want indian and asian starters - thinking tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, chicken satay, bhajis

Otherwise what we're having tonight: piccata with classic milanese risotto.


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Product code BREITENCHARDONNAY
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Weingut Brietenfelder
Serving Suggestion not too cold as the wine unfolds as it warms up. 10, 12 degrees, could even handle warmer. Good in summer then.
Featured Themes Mature Vintage Available, On Offer
Colour White Wine
Style Still, Dry
Variety Chardonnay
Key Features Unoaked
Country Austria
Region(s) Weinviertel
Ripeness Normal
Closure Screwcap
Last Tasted 7 Mar 2018
Vintages 2007, 2008, 2011
Vintages

[4380025] 2008

[BREITEN1] 2011

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2008

2008

size: 0.75
vintage:2008
stock: 32
product code:[4380025]
closure:Screwcap
variety:Chardonnay
alcohol:12.5
last checked in:2018-03-07

tasting notes:

tl;dr This is delicious, fruity with a soft spicy finish and if the label didn't say 2008 you would never believe it!

Joelle says (March 2018) 

This is surprisingly fruity and lively for 10 year old "simple" Chardonnay. The cool climate probably helps here.

Right after opening the wine was still a but subdued in the nose, but after 20 minutes it has blossomed. At the beginning I thought more of yellow plums but once it had opened the mango was there again. Think Mango lassi. There is surprising freshness still and the smell of hot rocks (if you are ever out on rocky land on a hot summer day you will know what I mean). A murmur of beeswax is perhaps the only real sign of age in the nose.

In the mouth this could be 2 years old at most. A light citrussy start, then a heart of vanilla, and then the mango and spice join in, for a finish that is very peppery indeed. I enjoyed it even more as the wine got warmer in the glass.

The finish feels a little short at first, but then as we chatted the wine kept coming back - moments of lemonade zing, then calm, then exotic fruit, then calm again, the spice, then quiet...

If you forgive me the metaphor (and even if you don't), this wine's finish is straight out of "Columbo" - you think it's gone and then... "one more thing: did you forget the mango?"

Like Columbo, It'll get you in the end.

2011

2011

size: 0.75
vintage:2011
stock: 14
product code:[BREITEN1]
closure:Screwcap
variety:Chardonnay
alcohol:13.5
last checked in:2017-05-10
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

2008:

tl;dr This is delicious, fruity with a soft spicy finish and if the label didn't say 2008 you would never believe it!

Joelle says (March 2018) 

This is surprisingly fruity and lively for 10 year old "simple" Chardonnay. The cool climate probably helps here.

Right after opening the wine was still a but subdued in the nose, but after 20 minutes it has blossomed. At the beginning I thought more of yellow plums but once it had opened the mango was there again. Think Mango lassi. There is surprising freshness still and the smell of hot rocks (if you are ever out on rocky land on a hot summer day you will know what I mean). A murmur of beeswax is perhaps the only real sign of age in the nose.

In the mouth this could be 2 years old at most. A light citrussy start, then a heart of vanilla, and then the mango and spice join in, for a finish that is very peppery indeed. I enjoyed it even more as the wine got warmer in the glass.

The finish feels a little short at first, but then as we chatted the wine kept coming back - moments of lemonade zing, then calm, then exotic fruit, then calm again, the spice, then quiet...

If you forgive me the metaphor (and even if you don't), this wine's finish is straight out of "Columbo" - you think it's gone and then... "one more thing: did you forget the mango?"

Like Columbo, It'll get you in the end.

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