Chardonnay Smaragd

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Austria  Wachau 

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

Winemaker Leo Alzinger
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
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Chardonnay Smaragd 2007 75cl cl
£32.35
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Alpine Wines HQ6 in Yorkshire Cellar for immediate delivery
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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.

The 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.

Leo Alzinger's only foray into grapes other than Grüner Veltliner and Riesling is this Chardonnay which is no longer produced.

The 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.

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

Wine Details

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

Serving Suggestions

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

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

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

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.

Vintages

2007
Product Code 4300062
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
In a nutshell Dazzling Chardonnay
Arrived 1 Nov 2012
Last Tasted 10 Jun 2024
mature evolution? Yes
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until
20094300082142020+

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