Chardonnay, France

Chardonnay is planted in almost every region in the world and makes a wide variety of wine styles from light-bodied, crisp and unoaked through to full-bodied, complex barrel matured versions. Chardonnay is an adaptable variety and can be grown in cool regions as well as warm areas. It is a productive, early budding and early ripening variety.

Chardonnay first came to Australia in the 1920s but didn’t find popularity until the 1970s. Grown all across the country the cool climate versions (like found in the Yarra Valley and Tasmania) tend to be lighter in body with higher acidity and more subtle flavours. Warm climate versions (found in Margaret River, Hunter Valley and the Adelaide Hills) tend to be more full-bodied with richer, riper fruit and bolder flavours.
Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
View as Grid List

Items 1-40 of 140

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction
Shop By
  1. Val St Pierre 'Vin De Pays D'Oc' Chardonnay 2019
    Sourced from selected vineyards in the area of Carcassonne & the Minervois where there is a predominance of clay and limestone soils, with grapes picked on flavour and yield. The wines are produced and bottled in association with Celliers Jean d'Allibert. ... Learn More
    pts
    Mark Faber
    Out of stock
  2. Henri Rousseau Bdb Chardonnay Brut Nv
    Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The house was founded in 1898 in the esteemed Burgundy region of northern France, where their wines gained immediate and long-lasting success. Today the 6th generation of the family leads the winery, producing elegant sparkling Cremant for ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  3. Le Versant 'Vin De Pays D'Oc' Chardonnay 2019
    An amazing French Chardonnay, great value for money, with aromas of white flowers, ripe fruit and a hint of honey. A generous yet well-balanced mouthfeel with fresh stone fruit characters and a hint of oak. Perfect for every day of ... Learn More
  4. Abbotts & Delaunay 'Domaine De La Metairie D’Alon' Chardonnay 2018
    Pale gold in colour with green highlights. Lifted nose boasting a great deal of complexity: white peach, ripe lemon followed by notes of baked citrus dessert and subtle florals. Integrated oak is in support of a well balanced, fresh wine ... Learn More
  5. Petit Chablis Aoc "Clos Martin" 2018
    The grapes of the Le Clos Martin are carefully sourced and the process of vintification and aging utilizes centuries of knowledge and techniques crafted by the Louis Moreau family who produce wine at the highest of quality standards This fruity ... Learn More
  6. Chateau De Lachassagne Clos Du Chateau Monopole Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019
    Château de Lachassagne is an exceptional place, located in the very south of Burgundy, with a unique view over the Saône Valley. It is a 62 hectares propriety, totally surrounded by small walls called ’"Clos". A bright, elegant expression ... Learn More
  7. Chateau De Lachassagne Clos Du Chateau Monopole Bourgogne Chardonnay 2018
    Château de Lachassagne is an exceptional place, located in the very south of Burgundy, with a unique view over the Saône Valley. It is a 62 hectares propriety, totally surrounded by small walls called ’"Clos". A bright, elegant expression ... Learn More
    pts
    Mark Faber
    Out of stock
  8. William Fevre Petit Chablis 2019
    The vineyard was able to replenish its water reserves thanks to a particularly wet, warm January. The vegetative cycle was delayed by a few days, however. February brought much cooler weather, and March, more rain. Budburst happened in the middle ... Learn More
  9. William Fevre Petit Chablis 2018
    The vineyard was able to replenish its water reserves thanks to a particularly wet, warm January. The vegetative cycle was delayed by a few days, however. February brought much cooler weather, and March, more rain. Budburst happened in the middle ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  10. Chablis A.O.C "Clos Martin" 2018
    The grapes of the Le Clos Martin are carefully sourced and the process of vintification and aging utilizes centuries of knowledge and techniques crafted by the Louis Moreau family who produce wine at the highest of quality standards. ... Learn More
  11. Louis Moreau Chablis 2018
    In the heart of Chablis, in Burgundy, Louis Moreau produces and sells exceptional wines, worldwide recognized. Planted 100% with Chardonnay grape variety, on the unique terroir of Chablis the vines of Domaines Louis Moreau are spread over the 4 levels of the ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  12. Pignier Cremant du Jura Brut Nature NV
    The Pignier family have been making wine on the same site since 1794, although the estate itself once belonged to Carthusian monks and dates back to the 13th century. It was converted to biodynamics in 2002. This wine is 100% Chardonnay grown in ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  13. Christophe Et Fils Chablis 2019
    Consistently excellent year after year, the 2019 Chablis is again, despite the warm year, a crisp, incisive and very pure wine graced with good energy and grip in its bright fruit and long, elegant finish. After time in the glass, the ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  14. Louis Moreau Chablis 2017
    In the heart of Chablis, in Burgundy, Louis Moreau produces and sells exceptional wines, worldwide recognized. Planted 100% with Chardonnay grape variety, on the unique terroir of Chablis the vines of Domaines Louis Moreau are spread over the 4 levels of the ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  15. Domaine Chavy Chouet Bourgogne Blanc 'Les Femelottes' 2019
    Sourced from vines with an average age of 40 years. Matured for 10 months in 10% new French oak. Aroma; immediately pretty and classically white burgundy- red apple, white flowers, nectarine and citrus. Palate; Again very classically white Burgundy- elegantly mineral with some ... Learn More
  16. Domaine William Fevre Chablis 2018
    Very fresh bouquet with notes of citrus and white fleshed-fruit. Fresh and supple, the wine is marked by mineral notes that are typical of the appellation. One of the greatest domaines in Chablis. Founded by William Fevre in 1957, its vineyard ... Learn More
    pts
    James Suckling
  17. Domaine Chavy Chouet Bourgogne Blanc 'Les Femelottes' 2018
    Sourced from vines with an average age of 40 years. Matured for 10 months in 10% new French oak. Aroma; immediately pretty and classically white burgundy- red apple, white flowers, nectarine and citrus. Palate; Again very classically white Burgundy- elegantly mineral with some ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  18. R&R Pampering Gift Pack Single

    The best Mother’s day gifts are those that can be enjoyed immediately. This Rest & Relaxation Pampering Pack includes a 750ml bottle of Chardonnay wine along with soothing bath salts for fully indulgent experience. Gift box also included. ... Learn More

  19. Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017
    This cuvee comes from a blend between some wine from 60 % Maconnais in the area of Lugny and 40% Montagny in the cote Chalonnaise. This two soils give each one something different: The wines from Lugny with the limestone give some freshness ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  20. Garagiste Macon Villages Chardonnay 2014
    This delicious Mâcon-Villages is the consequence of Barney's collaboration with Jane Eyre, the talented Australian-in-Burgundy vigneronne making wine at Domaine Newman and under her own label in the Côte-d'Or. The first release is drawn from a 30-50 year ... Learn More
  21. Verget Mâcon-Vergisson La Roche 2017
    Vergisson is home to a number of excellent, limestone-rich vineyards and this idyllic, high-altitude site, on the softer incline of the rock, is one of her finest. Aside from its ability to make stunning Chardonnay with more cut than Sweeney ... Learn More
    pts
    The Wine Advocate
    Out of stock
  22. Chablis 1er Cru "Clos Martin" 2018
    The grapes of the Le Clos Martin are carefully sourced and the process of vintification and aging utilizes centuries of knowledge and techniques crafted by the Louis Moreau family who produce wine at the highest of quality standards. ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  23. Christian Moreau Chablis Ac 2019
    40+ years old vines. Aged 100% in stainless steel. Comes mostly from very old vines situated in Les Pargues on the hill located between the premier cru sites of Montee de Tonnerre and Vaillons. This terroir has historically always been very highly ... Learn More
  24. Louis Moreau Les Forneaux 1er Cru Chablis 2017
    In the heart of Chablis, in Burgundy, Louis Moreau produces and sells exceptional wines, worldwide recognized. Planted 100% with Chardonnay grape variety, on the unique terroir of Chablis the vines of Domaines Louis Moreau are spread over the 4 levels of the ... Learn More
    pts
    The Wine Advocate
    Out of stock
  25. Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 2018
    This wine can be enjoyed within 2 years. Their bouquet displays a dominance of mineral notes, which are often associated with delicate touches of citrus fruit (lemon and grapefruit). It's a ripe, poised and vibrantly fresh Chablis with juicy nectarine, mixed ... Learn More
  26. Pignier Cuvee a La Percenette Chardonnay 2018
    The plot known as “à la Percenette” has a southerly exposure in the Val de Vallière gorge, facing the slope on which Montaigu is situated. Calcareous lias marls, paper shales rich in bloating clays, kaolinites and pyrites. A super terroir ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  27. Christian Moreau Petit Chablis Ac 2018
    “The quality here is again so good that I’m tempted to say that Chablis has yet another leading light to add to the usual stars of Raveneau and Dauvissat.” — Burghound. One of the oldest and most respected names in ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  28. Le Brun De Neuville Blanc De Blancs Nv
    Awarded best Champagne producer at the 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition The Le Brun family live by the village of Bethon in the Marne. The memory of Madame Le Brun, who owned the castle in 1845, is still alive today. The house ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  29. ONLINE CHRISTMAS PARTY PACK 2020 V2

    During the lead up to Christmas 2020, we're aware that things won't quite be the same as they have been in previous years (let's be honest- what isn't different this year!). Many restaurants and bars have tight restrictions on the ... Learn More

    Out of stock
  30. Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils 1er Cru Fourchaumes 2017
    ‘Fourchaume’ is one of the most reputed Premier Crus of Chablis. The slope is a progression of the same one on which the Grand Crus are based. It benefits from the same exposure (to the South-West), which allows it to ... Learn More
  31. Louis Moreau 'Vaillons 1er Cru' Chablis 2016
    In the heart of Chablis, in Burgundy, Louis Moreau produces and sells exceptional wines, worldwide recognized. Planted 100% with Chardonnay grape variety, on the unique terroir of Chablis the vines of Domaines Louis Moreau are spread over the 4 levels of the ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  32. Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc 2017
    Henri Boillot described 2017 as an “excellent vintage and potentially even a great one in white and a very good one in red provided that yields were kept reasonable, something not everyone respected. We chose to begin picking on the 25th ... Learn More
    pts
    Allan Meadows
    Out of stock
  33. R&R Pampering Gift Pack Double

    Our mums do so much for us and Mother’s Day is the one day each year that's all about them. Show her how much she’s appreciated with this Rest & Relaxation Pampering Gift Pack. The pack includes ... Learn More

  34. Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru 'Vaillons' 2017
    “The sashimi of Chablis - pure, clean, elemental. Never any oak, this is as energetic and pure as Chablis can get. The wines are steely and bright when young, but age gorgeously for years and decades. The holdings are phenomenal, ... Learn More
    pts
    Antonio Galloni
    pts
    Nick Stock
    Out of stock
  35. Domaine Jean-Paul Et Benoit Droin Chablis 2017
    5 Stars/REMARKABLE - Les meilleurs Vins de France , Gault & Millau. The nose has a tightly wound, slightly chalky bouquet with hints of musk developing in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a satisfying sense of volume and precision, ... Learn More
    pts
    Nick Stock
    pts
    Allen Meadows
    Out of stock
  36. Sure to Please Gift Pack

    A mix of 3 great value and delicious wines that will be the perfect gift to get any Christmas party started! Showcasing wines from some of the best wine regions in the world, this is sure to make any true ... Learn More

  37. Champagne Autreau Brut Blanc De Blancs 1er Cru Nv
    100% Chardonnay Grand Cru fruit sourced from the "White Hillside" Vineyards of the Autreau Estate. The family Autreau is an old family from Champillon - ancient documents certify their presence since 1670. This family is linked to the farming of the land ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  38. Gilbert Picq 'Vosgros' 1er Cru Chablis 2017
    Sourced from two plots of vines that range in age from 35-40 years old, the family's oldest 1er cru vines. Located in the tiny quiet village of Chichée, just southeast of Chablis itself, Domaine Gilbert Picq quietly produces riveting, ... Learn More
    pts
    Neal Martin
    Out of stock
  39. Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru 'Montee De Tonnerre' 2016
    An exceptional quality 1er Cru Chablis from an extraordinary producer and site, this is quickly becoming one of the best value Burgundies imported into Australia each year. Equal Highest Scoring Chablis in 2016 - Decanter Magazine After airing, this wine presents ... Learn More
    pts
    Decanter
    Out of stock
  40. Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru 'Butteaux Vieilles Vignes' 2018
    This parcel is located on the top of the slopes, with clay loam on the surface and plenty of limestone. Vertical roots plunge deep into the ground. The vines have an average age of more than 50 years. "A formidable rendition ... Learn More
View as Grid List

Items 1-40 of 140

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction