Chardonnay

People tend either to love or hate Chardonnay - but this most widely grown white grape variety is more in vogue in the UK as people tire of too much Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Read more about the Chardonnay grape variety and see my range of Chardonnays below.

Quality has improved in the last ten years, today's more elegant, fresher Chardonnays, whether oaked or not, are worth investigating. Find your style - I've narrowed it down to three: 

  • Unoaked Chardonnay such as Chablis - usually (beware, some are oaked) - is lean, crisp and dry, lighter in colour and in body, with flavours of green apple, lemon, white flowers and flint or steel (think wet stones). It matches well with fish dishes and seafood including oysters.
  • Oaked Chardonnay is more full-bodied, creamy with complex bready & nutty aromas; it will age further in bottle, the better wines for up to 10 years. It pairs well with richer foods like foie gras, lobster and scallops, and creamy dishes 
  • Fruity Chardonnay was the style of early New World Chardonnays and is produced in warmer climates. It is a bigger, more tropical fruit style of wine with pineapple, mango, ripe yellow apples and ripe peach. This style will cope with richer, creamy dishes even mild curries
  • There is of course a fourth style that we should not ignore, sparkling rather than still Chardonnay and Champagne
De Castellane Brut Non-Vintage Champagne ~ Croix Rouge Saint André

De Castellane Brut Non-Vintage Champagne ~ Croix Rouge Saint André

£31.00 / bottle

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Domaine Thibert ~ Pouilly Vinzelles AOC Les Longeays 2015

Domaine Thibert ~ Pouilly Vinzelles AOC Les Longeays 2015

£26.00 / bottle

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Domaine Thibert ~ Saint Véran AOC Champ Rond 2015

Domaine Thibert ~ Saint Véran AOC Champ Rond 2015

£24.50 / bottle

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Lyme Bay ~ Classic Cuvée Vintage English Sparkling Wine 2013

Lyme Bay ~ Classic Cuvée Vintage English Sparkling Wine 2013

£29.00 / bottle

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Pegasus Bay ~ Chardonnay 2017

Pegasus Bay ~ Chardonnay 2017

£25.00 / bottle

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Domaine Lavantureux Frères ~ Chablis AOC 2016

Domaine Lavantureux Frères ~ Chablis AOC 2016

£26.00 / bottle

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GIFT ~ Domaine Thibert ~ Pouilly Vinzelles AOC Les Longeays 2015

GIFT ~ Domaine Thibert ~ Pouilly Vinzelles AOC Les Longeays 2015

£32.00 / bottle
incl. P & P

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De Castellane ~ Brut Rosé Champagne

De Castellane ~ Brut Rosé Champagne

£33.00 / bottle

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Domaine Lucien Thomas ~ Saint Véran AOC 'Tradition' 2016

Domaine Lucien Thomas ~ Saint Véran AOC 'Tradition' 2016

£19.50 / bottle

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First Drop ~ Mere et Fils Chardonnay 2017

First Drop ~ Mere et Fils Chardonnay 2017

£16.00 / bottle

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GIFT ~ Domaine Thibert ~ Crémant de Bourgogne AOC Rosé 2012

GIFT ~ Domaine Thibert ~ Crémant de Bourgogne AOC Rosé 2012

£26.00 / bottle
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GIFT ~ De Castellane ~ Croix Rouge Saint André Brut Non-Vintage Champagne

GIFT ~ De Castellane ~ Croix Rouge Saint André Brut Non-Vintage Champagne

£35.00 / bottle
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Guerrieri Rizzardi ~ Costeggiola Soave Classico DOP 2018

Guerrieri Rizzardi ~ Costeggiola Soave Classico DOP 2018

£15.50 / bottle

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Domaine Thibert ~ Saint Véran AOC Bois de Fée 2014

Domaine Thibert ~ Saint Véran AOC Bois de Fée 2014

£26.00 / bottle

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Ataraxia Chardonnay 2017

Ataraxia Chardonnay 2017

£25.50 / bottle

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GIFT ~ Lyme Bay ~ Classic Cuvée Vintage English Sparkling Wine 2013

GIFT ~ Lyme Bay ~ Classic Cuvée Vintage English Sparkling Wine 2013

£35.00 / bottle
incl. P & P

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Domaine Thibert ~ Mâcon Verzé AOC 2016

Domaine Thibert ~ Mâcon Verzé AOC 2016

£19.00 / bottle

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Laurence & Rémi Dufaitre ~ Beaujolais Villages Blanc 2016

Laurence & Rémi Dufaitre ~ Beaujolais Villages Blanc 2016

£24.00 / bottle

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Domaine Lucien Thomas ~ Saint Véran AOC 'Tradition' 2016 ~ 37.5cl

Domaine Lucien Thomas ~ Saint Véran AOC 'Tradition' 2016 ~ 37.5cl

£13.75 / bottle

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Gift ~ Domaine Thibert ~ Saint Véran AOC Champ Rond 2015

Gift ~ Domaine Thibert ~ Saint Véran AOC Champ Rond 2015

£30.00 / bottle
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Domaine du Chardonnay ~ Etienne Boileau ~ Premier Cru Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 2015

Domaine du Chardonnay ~ Etienne Boileau ~ Premier Cru Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 2015

£27.50 / bottle

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Manoir du Carra ~ Blanc de Blanc Crémant de Bourgogne AOC

Manoir du Carra ~ Blanc de Blanc Crémant de Bourgogne AOC

£18.95 / bottle

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Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

£29.00 / bottle

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GIFT ~ Janisson et Fils ~ Tradition Brut Non-Vintage Champagne

GIFT ~ Janisson et Fils ~ Tradition Brut Non-Vintage Champagne

£43.00 / bottle
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