Chardonnay Smaragd

Out of stock
Austria  Wachau 

Tiny parcels of Chardonnay creating a wonderful wine. Ageing has only improved the delicacy and complexity of the wine.

Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Chardonnay
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Leo Alzinger's only foray into grapes other than Grüner Veltliner and Riesling is this Chardonnay which is no longer produced.

They grapes are harvested at the start of November, then gently pressed with all movement being under gravity. Fermentation is in stainless steel.

Serve 10-12°C on its own or with freshwater fish dishes, chicken or pork.

Tasted on 2 March 2017. Absolutely delicious. What Alzinger does with Chardonnay is amazing. This is a wine that brings back so much familiarity but also so much difference. You know what the grape is but it is so hard to place as this is refined and elegant and brings out flavour characteristics that most other Chardonnays do not. Even once you realise what the grape is it continues to delight. The minerality is exquisite and may be the reason that Alzinger has replaced the Chardonnay vines with the more profitable Riesling and Grüner Veltliner vines so that they can take on the qualities of the terroir.

Once this is sold there is no more to be had, so grab it while you can.

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Leo Alzinger
Country Austria
Region Wachau
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Chardonnay
Ripeness Normal
2009
Product Code 4300082
Size 75cl
Alcohol 14
2007
Product Code 4300062
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Stock Levels 9 at London Warehouse
Serve 10-12°C on its own or with freshwater fish dishes, chicken or pork.
Tasting Notes
A wine with a precise mineral and fruit nose, powerfully complex fruit and very good length.
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