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Chardonnay

There is hardly a region in the world where Chardonnay is not planted. In the 1990s, Chardonnay almost became a brand in its own right, with New World producers actively marketing their wines under the grape name.

In the past winemakers have tried to emulate the great whites from Burgundy and Chablis, and have been criticised for not forging their own style. They now produce Chardonnay in their own ways, aligning production more closely to their locality.

There is hardly a region in the world where Chardonnay is not planted. In the 1990s, Chardonnay almost became a brand in its own right, with New World producers actively marketing their wines under the grape name.

In the past winemakers have tried to emulate the great whites from Burgundy and Chablis, and have been criticised for not forging their own style. They now produce Chardonnay in their... read more.

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Key Countries and Regions

Primarily France (Burgundy, Chablis, Meursault, Montrachet, Pouilly Fuissé and Champagne); some particularly good Chardonnay is being produced in South Africa, New Zealand, California, Australia and Chile, where the flavour is more potent.

Climate Suitability

Chardonnay is regarded as the perfect grape variety -- it is easy to grow in most climates and also makes good-quality wine.

Colour and Flavours

Chardonnay is a white wine, and is slightly sweet to taste. The wines have a distinct elegance supported by an intense and well-balanced range of aromas.

Synonyms

Aubaine (an old Burgundian synonym no longer used); Beaunois (a rare Burgundian synonym) and Pinot Chardonnay (old).

 

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  1. Alain des Arbres, Carte Noire

    Alain des Arbres, Carte Noire 75cl

    Exclusive to Weavers of Nottingham Creamy mousse with rich, delicate fruit flavours. A delightful champagne which has fullness and depth.

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  2. Baron de Beaupre, Brut

    Baron de Beaupre, Brut 75cl

    A refreshing and appealing champagne with soft character on the finish.

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  3. Bollinger, Special Cuvée

    Bollinger, Special Cuvée 75cl

    Superbly balanced and tremendously elegant champagne with a fine depth and flavour.

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  4. Gosset Brut, Grand Blanc de Blanc

    Gosset Brut, Grand Blanc de Blanc 75cl

    Pale gold in colour with green darts and fine bubbles. Wet flint, white fruit and apricot on the nose leads to a fine, delicate palate. A wonderfully complex wine made solely from Chardonnay grapes. An ideal, luxiourious aperitif drink. Matches perfectly with scallops or crab.

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    £57.48
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  5. Gosset, Brut Excellence

    Gosset, Brut Excellence 75cl

    A champagne with a fine mousse, surprisingly rich aroma, beautifully complex and really elegant, combining freshness and an exquisite, fruity style.

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    £35.77
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  6. Gosset, Grande Reserve

    Gosset, Grande Reserve 75cl

    Outstandingly well balanced Champagne. A golden hue with a subtle bouquet that is delicate but full with strength and freshness on the palate - utterly delicious.

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  7. Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale Brut

    Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale Brut 75cl

    This is a lovely fruity champagne with superb freshness which is balanced, elegant and has a wonderfully vibrant finish.

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  8. Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale Demi-Sec

    Joseph Perrier, Cuvée Royale Demi-Sec 75cl

    A classic medium dry champagne, displaying rich citrus fruit characters on the nose and a lingering finish on the palate.

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  9. Pol Roger, Brut Reserve

    Pol Roger, Brut Reserve 75cl

    This superb quality champagne is ideal for every occasion. It has a certain feminine quality given by equal proportions of Pinot Noir / Meunier and Chardonnay.

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    £41.02
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  10. Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs

    Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs 75cl

    A suave, delicate, well-balanced Champagne made exclusively from the Chardonnay Grape. Striking on the palate with delicious hints of apricots and nectarines.

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    £57.66
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  11. Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV Special Edition 'City Light Boxed'

    Taittinger Nocturne Sec, Special Edition City Light 75cl

    Pale yellow in colour with delicate fine bubbles. The nose is subtle, fresh and reminiscent of white blossom and ripe fruit, with overtones of yellow peaches and dried apricots. On the palate it is soft, fresh and mellow with delicate floral and ripe fruit flavours. The finish is long and soft with a subtle sweetness. All in all it is rounded, rich and well balanced, smooth and creamy.

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  12. Taittinger Prélude Grand Crus Boxed

    Taittinger, Prélude Grand Crus 75cl

    The colour is a brilliant, pale yellow with silvery highlights. The bubbles are fine and form a lasting and delicate mousse. The initial mineral aromas quickly develop into green, floral scents with hints of elderflower and spicy cinnamon overtones. Flavours are dominated by intense fresh citrus fruit which then give way to a much fuller, well-bodied and mellow taste with flavours reminiscent of white peaches in syrup.

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