Santa Julia High Altitude Vineyards Chardonnay
originated in the Burgundy region of France, and takes its name from a small town in the Maconnais, an area in southern Burgundy that makes relatively inexpensive, high-value chardonnays
*** Sand Point Family Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay
I'll start with Extra Special Barossa Chardonnay
2018 (Asda, PS5.98 until December 9) which is partially fermented in French oak.
When I met Spar's wine consultant, Philippa Carr, MW, the other week, she told me her favourite wine in the retailer's new range was Bourgogne Chardonnay
(PS9, pictured, left) and it is, indeed, rather tasty.
In a wine region renown for the quality of its Rieslings, Fox Run reports that only three other Finger Lakes wineries have scored above 90 with their Chardonnay
These two wines were a lesson in how Chardonnay
can take on so many different characteristics depending many factors from climate to soil, to use of oak in both fermentation to ageing.
1 TASTE THE DIFFERENCE LIMOUX CHARDONNAY
2016 France (PS9, Sainsbury's) FROM the sunny Languedoc, Jean Claude Mas produces some of the region's most compelling wines and there's real value in this delicious version, with its inviting white flower aromas, beam of ripe peach and layers of apricot and tropical fruits.
(98) Hartford Court "Stone Cote Vineyard" Chardonnay
(94) J.Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay
Vinas Maycas del Limari makes wine in three tiers: Sumaq, 'tasty' or 'delicious' in Quechua, the Inca language-describing the youthful freshness of the wines; Quebrada Seca Reserva Especial-Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, the first Maycas wines launched in 2007; and the icon wines from single vineyards-Quebrada Seca Chardonnay
, San Julian Pinot Noir and Los Acacios Syrah.
Emiliana 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay
(Valle del Bio-Bio, Chile; $11)