Palate: Nectarine, Citrus, Hints of Boiled Sweets, Supporting Acidity
Nose: Pear, Fresh Peach, Lemon Peel, White Flowers, Wheat Toast
Pairing: Goat Cheese, Washed Rind Cheese, Shellfish, Veal, Poultry, Turkey, Creamy Dishes
With roots that stem back to the Burgundy region in France, Chardonnay is often regarded as the greatest and most versatile white wine in the world. Now grown in a large array of climates, the varietal’s expression varies greatly, depending on the terrier. Cooler climates like Chablis create a lighter bodied wine with citrus notes and subtle minerality. Warmer climates, on the other hand, like Margaret River produce more generous and tropical wines. Seafood is a popular pairing. But Chardonnay also goes beautifully with warm and cold salads, cheese boards and white meats.
Burgundy is located in east-central France. The region has a moderately cool climate, limestone-rich soils and a terrain that varies between hillsides and plains. The exceptional terroir is what makes Burgundy Grand Cru wines so world-class. Burgundy is chiefly famous for producing earthy and floral Pinot Noir and high quality Chardonnay.