Let’s travel the world with this tasting selection to compare and contrast how different Chardonnay can taste on 5 different continents. In this pack we’ll travel to Chile, California, South Africa, France, and 2 vineyards in Australia to discover the wide range of flavours and aromas that the Chardonnay grape has to offer.
Chardonnay can taste different, depending on where it grows and how it's made. But typically, Chardonnay is a dry, medium to full-bodied wine with moderate acidity and alcohol. Its flavours range from apple and lemon to papaya and pineapple, and it also shows notes of vanilla when it's aged with oak.
Contents of Case:
1 x Hornhead - French Chardonnay made “new world way” and is modern in both expression and taste. A bright pale gold in the glass, the nose is soft and full of ripe fruit aromas like melon and pear. The palate is fruity and soft with a good roundness. Pairs well with Asian inspired food. Vegan.
1 x Dry River - Light straw in colour, this wine displays an enticing nose or peach, citrus and lemon aromas. The tropical fruit flavours and luscious mouth feel mid-palate complement each other to deliver a deliciously rounded wine with a crisp and clean finish balanced nicely by gentle acidity. Serve lightly chilled, it is an ideal accompaniment to smoked salmon or trout.
1 x Rook's Lane - Lovely Chardonnay characters, pear and custard apple, with some lifted citrus notes adding complexity. Rich and smooth, with ripe fruit flavours. Pairs well with Chicken and Mushroom Pie.
1 x Simonsvlei - A fruity white wine with hints of citrus, peaches and apricots. From the Western Cape region of South Africa, this great value wine has warm climate flavours. A lovely wine to serve with seafood and shellfish on a sunny day.
1 x Spitting Spider - A crisp and refreshing dry white Chardonnay with white peach, lemon citrus and butter notes. Easy drinking and pairs very well with white meats, soft cheeses, fish or shellfish.
1 x Turi - A young, fresh Chardonnay with citrus and tropical notes on the nose. The palate is soft and rounded, with a subtle creamy edge and a nice freshness to balance it out. Clean pale yellow in colour. Tropical aromas such as peach, pineapple and banana hints combined exquisitely with sweet vanilla notes. The fresh-fruit sensation is enhanced by the wine’s perfect acidity, which balances sweetness and gives for a long, pleasing finish.