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Chardonnay Smaragd

, Austria
Dazzling Chardonnay

Availability: In stock

Chardonnay Smaragd

, Austria

Availability: In stock

Dazzling Chardonnay

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

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Chardonnay Smaragd

Chardonnay Smaragd 2007

£27.72
Chardonnay Smaragd

Chardonnay Smaragd 2009

£27.72
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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.

Serving Suggestions:

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

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Product code ALZINGERCHARDONNAY
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Leo Alzinger
Serving Suggestion Serve 10-12°C on its own or with freshwater fish dishes, chicken or pork.
Featured Themes Last Chance, Mature Vintage Available
Style White, Dry, Still
Variety Chardonnay
Key Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine"
Country Austria
Region(s) Wachau
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Vintages 2007, 2009
Last Tasted 2 Mar 2017
693
vintage: 2007
size:0.75
stock: 10 available from London Warehouse
product code:[4300062]
alcohol:12.5
vintage: 2009
size:0.75
stock: 16 available from London Warehouse
product code:[4300082]
alcohol:14
last checked in:2017-03-02
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2007

2007

size: 0.75
vintage:2007
stock: 10 available from London Warehouse
product code:[4300062]
variety:Chardonnay
alcohol:12.5
2009

2009

size: 0.75
vintage:2009
stock: 16 available from London Warehouse
product code:[4300082]
closure:Screwcap
variety:Chardonnay
alcohol:14
last checked in:2017-03-02
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

A wine with a precise mineral and fruit nose, powerfully complex fruit and very good length.

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