What can be added to the vast amount that has been written about Chardonnay? It is a grape that has been adored and hated, often for the very same reasons. It has been created in some areas in such a way that the name of the grape is forgotten and the area name has taken precedence. It has been blended with practically everything else and made on its own in so many different styles, often creating a trend in the market and then, just as quickly, responding to shifts and recreating itself for changing tastes. From in-your-face big bold oaked monsters to supremely elegantly crafted masterpieces, we have tried them all and all of them have been loved, at least by someone, somewhere.
It is impossible to give any generic tasting characteristics of Chardonnay as it is such a versatile grape and differing methods of vinification can lead to very different aroma and palate results.
We offer Chardonnay from France (Beaujolais, Mâcon, Burgundy, Savoie, Jura), Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Each is a fine example and each a different expression of this international superstar. Of course the less well known areas hold previously untasted secrets, Wachau, Styria, Burgenland, Weinvertel, Geneva and Valais. Forget any prejudices and long-held beliefs, this is where the new Chardonnay adventure begins.
Chardonnay Triftberg Weingut Diem
Starting at: £15.12
Sekt Mathäi Stift Klosterneuberg
Starting at: £21.60
Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle Jérome Lacondemine
Starting at: £15.31
Süße Löwen Spätlese Heidi Schroeck
Starting at: £16.92
Chardonnay Smaragd Leo Alzinger
Starting at: £24.00
Chardonnay Weingut Breitenfelder
Starting at: £14.11
Chardonnay Sandgrube Weingut Hofbauer
Starting at: £15.02
Morillon (Chardonnay) Kollerhof Leutschach
Starting at: £15.46
Chardonnay Vielles Vignes Simon Maye et Fils
Starting at: £40.80
Auguste Chevalley Brut Mousseux Cave de La Cote Uvavins
Starting at: £21.72