For most people, the Chardonnay grape varietal is one of the quintessential white wine grapes. It isn't difficult to understand why; Chardonnay may well have started off in regions of France (where it is still used widely today in both single variety white wines as well as sparkling Champagne wines) but it is now grown in every wine producing country in the world. Indeed, it was the New World that took Chardonnay to some exciting new extremes â€“ this relatively neutral grape has the fantastic ability to carry much of its terroir in the bottle, resulting in a fascinating range of flavors and styles. Furthermore, Chardonnay is one of the few white wine grapes which is well suited to aging, as can be seen in some of the excellent produce consistently coming out of Burgundy, and elsewhere in the world. With everything from buttery, creamy characteristics to vibrant tropical fruit notes, Chardonnay will never cease to surprise and impress.
THE Chard has a lovely golden straw color with notes of crisp lemongrass and green apple. Balanced with rich texture and bright acidity finished with a hint of toasty oak. Flavors of pear and vanilla cream carry through to a soft finish.
Enjoy THE Chard with grilled chicken, a Panzanella salad with fresh summer vegetables dressed with extra virgin olive oil and fragrant basil or skip straight to a dessert of ice cream with baked apples.