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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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Meursault Maurice Chevalier

AC Meursault, Remoissenet, 2017, 750 ml
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Principessa Bianca
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Principessa Bianca

IGT, Paolo Conterno, 2015, 750 ml
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Prà bianco
Only 2 Bottles
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DOC Ticino, Brivio, 2017, 750 ml
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Wine Spectator 88 Points
Chardonnay La Carrière
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Chardonnay La Carrière

AVA, Peter Michael Winery, 2014, 750 ml
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Dom Pérignon
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Dom Pérignon

AC Champagne, Moët & Chandon en coffret, 2008, 750 ml
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Prà bianco

DOC Ticino, Brivio, 2018, 750 ml

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