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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a fairly neutral wine, meaning it comes in a wide range of styles and will respond well to the terroir in which it is grown and also to the intentions of the winemaker. The flavors that chardonnay typically produces range from crisp apples and minerals, all the way to the other side of the spectrum where chardonnay can produce a full and rich wine flavored like butterscotch and vanilla. The best examples of Chardonnay are very well balanced, meaning they have some oak influence which provides good support to the fruit and mineral flavors.

One comment we hear often from consumers is the dreaded: “I don’t like chardonnay.” That comment is based on their own personal tasting experiences, but they are likely talking about the heavily wooded style of Chardonnay that has been popular in California for some time. If the same taster had to taste a crisp and subtle Chardonnay from the Burgundy region, they would probably really enjoy it and not realize they were tasting Chardonnay.

The home of Chardonnay is in the Burgundy region of France, which produces some of the finest examples of Chardonnay which are sought after by collectors across the world. Chardonnay is a good traveler, meaning it has found new homes in California and Australia, and many other places. It was introduced to South Africa fairly recently, in the 1970’s, and South Africa now produces many fine examples. To shine, Chardonnay prefers cooler climates and limestone soils, which is what Burgundy has, and what Chardonnay purists all over the world look for.

Chardonnay is food friendly and depending on the style of Chardonnay can pair well with many different seafood and poultry dishes. A richer style Chardonnay can pair well with turkey with gravy and stuffing.



Buy your favorite Chardonnay Wines below. Click on the Name for Details
Label
Name Price Purchase
Arboleda Chardonnay 2015
Arboleda Chardonnay 2015 95 pts Decanter
$17.99  
Barista Chardonnay 2013
Barista Chardonnay 2013 Fun & easy - Platter South African Wine Guide
$15.99  
Bayten Chardonnay 2014
Bayten Chardonnay 2014 solid effort, with great reviews
$17.99  
Carrick Chardonnay 2011
Carrick Chardonnay 2011 out of Bannockburn, Central Otago
$24.99  
Casarena 505 Chardonnay 2014
Casarena 505 Chardonnay 2014
$11.99  
Casarena Chardonnay 2012
88 pts Stephen Tanzer’s IWC (ST)- Supple and sweet, with a firm edge of acidity giving shape to the tropical fruit flavors.
$16.99  
Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2013
91 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (JR) Deftly combines power and energy and finishes very long, with resonating mineral and floral notes.
$16.99  
Chamonix Chardonnay 2014 ***
Chamonix Chardonnay 2014 Outstanding- the only thing better is its big brother
$28.99  
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2014 ***
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2014 could be South Africa's finest Chardonnay to date - a block buster
$54.99  
Chamonix Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
Chamonix Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
$19.99  
Clara Benegas Chardonnay 2014
Clara Benegas Chardonnay 2014 impressive un-oaked Chardonnay from Bodega Benegas
$9.99  
Cono Sur Bicicleta Chardonnay 2013
Cono Sur Bicicleta Chardonnay 2013
$8.99  
Cono Sur Organic Chardonnay 2012 - 2 Bottles Left
Cono Sur Organic Chardonnay 2012
$9.99  
Crystallum 'The Agnes' Chardonnay 2015
Crystallum 'The Agnes' Chardonnay 2015 94 pts Tim Atkin MW
$27.99  
De Morgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015
De Morgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards - Platinum - Best in Show: Best Chardonnay over £15
$34.99  
De Wetshof 'Bateleur' Chardonnay 2012 - 1 Bottle Left
De Wetshof 'Bateleur' Chardonnay 2012 - extremely limited
$49.99  
De Wetshof 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay 2013
De Wetshof 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay 2013 90 pts Wine Spectator - Smart Buys
$16.99  
De Wetshof 'Limestone Hill' Chardonnay 2016 ***
De Wetshof 'Limestone Hill' Chardonnay 2016 an outstanding unwooded Chardonnay
$14.99  
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011 90 pts Wine Spectator
$19.99  
Eikendal Chardonnay 2014
Eikendal Chardonnay 2014 4 ½ Stars 2016 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$18.99 In Special
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Eldridge Estate 'North Patch' Chardonnay 2010
Eldridge Estate 'North Patch' Chardonnay 2010 single vineyard offering that drinks like top shelf white Burgundy
$44.99  
Excelsior Chardonnay 2015
Excelsior Chardonnay 2015 zesty lemon & lime flavors
$8.99  
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2015
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2015
$10.99  
Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2014
Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2014
$21.99  
Greywacke Chardonnay 2012 - 1 Bottle Left
Greywacke Chardonnay 2012 just lovely...
$26.99  
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2015
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2015 the best they have ever produced?
$29.99  
Henry's Drive 'H' Chardonnay 2014
Henry's Drive 'H' Chardonnay 2014 lovely stuff
$21.99  
Indaba Chardonnay 2015
Indaba Chardonnay 2015
$8.99  
Kooyong 'Farrago' Chardonnay 2013
Kooyong 'Farrago' Chardonnay 2013
$47.99  
Kumeu River 'Coddington' Chardonnay 2011
Kumeu River 'Coddington' Chardonnay 2011
$37.99  
Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014 ***
Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014 another solid effort from one of the world's greatest Chardonnay producers
$17.99  
La Vierge 'Jezebelle' Chardonnay 2015
La Vierge 'Jezebelle' Chardonnay 2015
$14.99  
MAN Family Wines 'Padstal' Chardonnay 2014
MAN Family Wines 'Padstal' Chardonnay 2014 nice value for the money
$8.99  
Matetic 'Corralillo' Chardonnay 2014
Matetic 'Corralillo' Chardonnay 2014
$14.99  
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011 - 1 Bottle Left
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2011
$8.99  
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2012
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2012
$16.99  
Nugan Estate 'SV Drover's Hut' Chardonnay 2012
90 pts Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Picks up a stony, almost Chablis-like hint of minerality on the finish, which lingers with very good tenacity and focus.
$16.99  
Nugan Estate 3rd Generation Chardonnay 2012
Nugan State 3rd Generation Chardonnay 2012 - 2 BOTTLES LEFT
$9.99  
Nugan Estate KV Frascas Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2013
90 pts Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Shows very good energy, lift and clarity on the finish, which clings with real tenacity and resonating spiciness.
$19.99  
Oak Valley Chardonnay 2014
Oak Valley Chardonnay 2014 4 ½ Stars 2016 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$21.99 In Special
Pack Only
 
Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2014
Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2014 4 ½ Stars 2016 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$19.99  
Robert Oatley Margaret River Chardonnay 2014 ***
Robert Oatley Margaret River Chardonnay 2014 Signature Series - one of the great Chardonnay values out there
$14.99  
Robertson Chardonnay 2012 - 3 Bottles Left
Robertson Winery Chardonnay 2012
$6.99  
Rustenberg 'Five Soldiers' Chardonnay 2012 - 1 Bottle Left
Rustenberg 'Five Soldiers' Chardonnay 2012 a lovely Chardonnay - 93 pts Wine Advocate
$46.99  
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2014
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2014 back to form
$19.99  
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014
$19.99  
Sterhuis Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2013
Sterhuis Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2013 lightly honeyed peach flavors with a touch of butterscotch backed with nice acidity
$19.99  
Stone Dwellers Chardonnay 2011
Stone Dwellers Chardonnay 2011 91 pts Wine Spectator
$9.99  
Tokara Chardonnay 2014
Tokara Chardonnay 2014 lightly wooded & very well crafted - clean & focused
$17.99  
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2015
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2015
$52.99  
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2013
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2013 one of the few New World Chardonnay that leans toward a white Burgundy in style
$37.99  
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2014 - 2 bts left
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2014 outstanding...
$53.99  
Wildberry Estate Two Passions Chardonnay 2008
88 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (JR) - Deeper-pitched melon and pear on the palate, with a slightly sweet quality on the back end.
$14.99  
Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
$9.99  

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