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Chardonnay

King or beggar?

Hardly any variety of vine shows such a broad spectrum of quality as the Chardonnay. Its wines range from faceless neutrality to breath-taking class. It is an extremely low-maintenance vine, which explains why it is grown around the world – even in places where it probably should not be. The aromas of the Chardonnay variety are not very pronounced: a bit of green apple, a little hazelnut; in warmer latitudes, also melon and exotic fruits. The wines are often defined by maturing in casks. They develop more or less subtle notes of butter, toasted bread and vanilla. The grapes achieve their highest expression in their region of origin, Burgundy. Its heart beats in the Côte de Beaune: one might think of the plant growth of Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. With their finesse and complexity, they can survive for decades. Chardonnay also achieves first class in some Blanc-de-Blancs champagnes. It additionally yields great wines in the Burgundian Chablis, and increasingly in Australia and Chile. A simple rule of thumb for pairing with food: When butter and cream are involved, you cannot go wrong with Chardonnay.

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Parker 90 Points
Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie Demi Sec, Multi Vintage
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Aulente bianco 2018
Only 16 Bottles
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Aulente bianco 2018

IGT Emilia-Romagna, San Patrignano, 750 ml
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Vinum 17.5 Points
Chardonnay New Style 2022
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Parker 89 Points
Principessa Bianca 2015
Only 2 Bottles
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Principessa Bianca 2015

IGT, Paolo Conterno, 750 ml
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Parker 91 Points
Philipponnat brut Royale Réserve

Philipponnat brut Royale Réserve

AOC Champagne, 375 ml
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attimo Chardonnay 2023

DOC, Paladin, 750 ml
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Parker 94+ Points
André Clouet brut Chalky

André Clouet brut Chalky

AOC Champagne, 750 ml
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Tarlant Le Triumvirat Brut nature 2009

AOC Champagne, 750 ml

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