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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
Bayten Chardonnay 2017
Bayten Chardonnay 2017 4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$17.99  
Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2017
91 pts Tim Atkin
$16.99  
Casas del Bosque Reserva Chardonnay 2017
90 pts James Suckling
$12.99  
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2018
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2018 89 pts Wine Spectator
$17.99  
De Morgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2017 ***
De Morgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2017 always one of the Cape's finest Chardonnay
$37.99  
De Wetshof 'Lesca' Chardonnay 2018 ***
De Wetshof 'Lesca' Chardonnay 2018 92 pts Wine Spectator - another great value
$18.99  
De Wetshof 'Limestone Hill' Chardonnay 2019
De Wetshof 'Limestone Hill' Chardonnay 2019 89 pts Wine Advocate - The wine ends with a clean, refreshing finish.
$15.99  
De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018 ***
De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018 92 pts Wine Spectator
$17.99  
El Enemigo Chardonnay 2017
El Enemigo Chardonnay 2017 one of the great Chardonnay deals in the world - 98 pts James Suckling
$19.99  
Excelsior Chardonnay 2018
Excelsior Chardonnay 2018 91 pts Vinous - Excellent
$8.99  
Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2016 ***
Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2016 drinking beautifully... with nice reviews to match
$18.99  
Indaba Chardonnay 2018
Indaba Chardonnay 2018 88 pts Wine Enthusiast 'Best Buy'
$8.99  
Klein Constantia Chardonnay 2016
Klein Constantia Chardonnay 2016 4 Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$29.99  
Kumeu River 'Hunting Hill' Chardonnay 2017
Kumeu River 'Hunting Hill' Chardonnay 2017 A beauty...
$44.99  
Luca 'G Lot' Chardonnay 2017 - *last 4 bts*
Luca 'G Lot' Chardonnay 2017 impressive ....
$24.99  
MAN 'Padstal' Chardonnay 2019
MAN 'Padstal' Chardonnay 2019 Wine Spectator 'Best Values'
$8.99  
Meerlust Chardonnay 2018
Meerlust Chardonnay 2018 4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$22.99  
Nugan Estate 'SV Drover's Hut' Chardonnay 2017
Nugan Estate 'SV Drover's Hut' Chardonnay 2017
$16.99  
Nugan Estate 'Third Generation' Chardonnay 2016
Nugan Estate 'Third Generation' Chardonnay 2016
$11.99  
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2018
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2018 4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
$18.99  
Sidewood Chardonnay 2016
Sidewood Chardonnay 2016 clean and tangy with lime/citrus and guava flavors
$16.99  
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017 *Last bottle*
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017 93 pts Tim Atkin MW 2018
$21.99  
Vasse Felix 'Filius' Chardonnay 2018
Vasse Felix 'Filius' Chardonnay 2018
$21.99  
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2016 - *Last 3 bottles*
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2016
$59.99  
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 Filius Chardonnay 2016 - *last 3 bts*
Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2016 another beauty from our friends at Vasse Felix
$21.99  
Wildberry Reserve Chardonnay 2016 ***
93 pts James Suckling
$29.99  
Wildberry Two Passions Chardonnay 2015 ***
90 pts Vinous - A lively style, finishing with very good energy and mineral cut.
$19.99  

Volume Discounts are applied to all purchases of 12 bottles of wine or more. These discounts do not apply to items in any other special or 6 bottle discount offers. The discounts are as follows:
12 bottles or more - 5%
24 bottles or more - 7%
36 bottles or more - 8%
48 bottles or more - 9%
60 bottles or more - 10%

Items marked with *** have special 6 bottle pricing,
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