Chardonnay is the world’s most popular international white grape variety and we’ve got three very different ones here from France, California and South Africa.
From France we have the a classic Chablis from family run Domaine Bernard Defaix where Bernard’s two sons, Didier and Sylvain, are now in charge of the winemaking. They’ve created a fresh and racey number with a bit of body and clean apple, pear, lemon and grapefruit notes.
Next, from Mulderbosch, in South Africa, a chardonnay that has much more tropical fruit on the palate and a rich toasty finish from the barrel fermentation and ageing in new oak.
Finally, the Foxglove Chardonnay made by famed ‘Cali’ producers Varner, in a Burgundian style come from vines up to 33 years old. It is enormously complex with not just fresh fruit notes, but it’s got some candied orange, crystallised pineapple and rich brioche notes too! Click on the little red squares below for full tasting notes.
Images are for illustrative purposes only. Vintage may differ from the one displayed and sometimes they change the bottle shape without telling anyone. Producers don’t always release new pictures with every vintage so we can’t always display the correct bottle, it’s annoying but that’s why we display the correct vintage info below.