Chardonnay, Full Bodied

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.
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  1. Spring Vale Freycinet Coast Melrose Chardonnay 2020
    Very crisp and bright. Lovely wine and very refreshing. - Huon Hooke Spring Vale is a small 5th generation family owned vineyard since 1875, located in Cranbrook on Tasmania's stunning Freycinet Coast. Balances pristine fruit with vibrant acidity. The nose on ... Learn More
  2. Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Chardonnay 2020
    Remarkably complex and charming for such a modestly priced Margaret River chardy, with creamy lees and refined fruit aromas. - Huon Hooke The little sister to Chloe, Woodlands’ flagship estate-grown chardonnay. This Chardonnay is produced solely from prime established vineyards ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  3. Torreblanca Cava Brut 2018
    A family owned finca or single vineyard of 22 hectares at the village of Moja, near Vilafranca del Penedes in the centre of the main zone of production for quality Cava. Cava is an anomaly within the world of wine appellations, ... Learn More
  4. Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2020
    Brilliant lemon-gold, Elston Chardonnay ’20 has the immediate aroma of lime blossom, fresh golden nectarine, creamy nougat and delicate meadow flowers. Freshness and ripe acidity shine in a palate laden with peach, citrus, pineapple, and oyster shell highlights. With texture, depth ... Learn More
  5. Soumah Single Vineyard Hexham Chardonnay 2021
    Delicate yet complex citrus bouquet is supported by ‘struck match’ and brioche character. A zesty melon palate is integrated with subtle new oak and silky creaminess, finishing long and fresh. The wine will mature well for at least 10 years. An ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  6. Soumah Single Vineyard Hexham Chardonnay 2020
    Elegance is on its side too, no mean feat given the wine’s inherent power. You’d bet on this wine landing in an excellent place over the next few years. - Campbell Mattinson Delicate yet complex citrus bouquet is ... Learn More
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    Stuart Knox
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  7. Tenuta Cucco Serralunga Langhe DOC Chardonnay 2019
    Nose: Intense aromas, elegant and harmonious with notes of white peach, flowers, butter and a hint of wood. Palate: Fine aromas, soft acidity, and a nice soft long finish. Tasting Notes: Pleasant white wine with intense aromas, elegant and harmonious ... Learn More
  8. Woodlands Brook Vineyard Chardonnay 2020
    This Chardonnay is produced from a 7 hectare close-planted plot of selection massale Wenté (Mendoza) clone vines on the Woodlands Brook Vineyard. This wine is an intense pale straw colour. The nose is fine, delicate, and aromatic - showing white peach, ... Learn More
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  9. Hamelin Bay Five Ashes Reserve Chardonnay 2017
    Great precision and persistence. It's built on mouthwatering acidity. A truly wonderful chardonnay. - Huon Hooke Margaret River is Western Australia`s premier and fashionable vineyard region. Situated along the coast three hours south of Perth, this picturesque region is ... Learn More
  10. La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019
    The home of La Crema and heart of Sonoma County Wine Country, the Russian River Valley AVA is one of the premier wine growing regions in the world. One unique element of the area is the Pacific Ocean’s maritime ... Learn More
  11. Orin Swift Mannequin California Chardonnay 2018
    The Story I often get asked, what comes first with a wine? Is it the name, the label or the wine itself? It’s different for every wine and for this one, it was the name. I was driving, listening ... Learn More
  12. Levantine Hill Chardonnay 2017
    Sourced 85% from our east-facing Mendoza clone and 15% from our P58 clone north-easterly aspect single blocks. Both blocks hand-picked, sorted and whole bunch pressed. Settled overnight then coarsely racked directly to barrel for a mix of wild and inoculated fermentation. Aged ... Learn More
  13. La Crema Saralee Vineyard Russian River Chardonnay 2017
    On the nose delicate notes of LYCHEE, CITRUS BLOSSOM, and toasted hazelnut followed by flavors of GRAVENSTEIN APPLE, Meyer lemon, and baked pear. On the palate it presents bright acidity and a long-refined finish. - JENNIFER WALSH, WINEMAKER At the ... Learn More
  14. Pierre Peters Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
    Opening with potted ginger and white flowers on the clear, fresh, precise and chalky nose, this is a pure, fresh, elegant, beautifully dry and chalky with an expressive, stimulating iodine-inflected finish that reveals a persistent structure and freshness. Drink through 2030. ... Learn More
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  15. Domaine Arnaud Tessier Meursault 'Les Casse Tetes' 2016
    Domaine Arnaud Tessier is a rising star of Meursault’s producers. The Domaine is making refined and complex Chardonnays from the village’s best located vineyards. The Meursault “Les Casse-Têtes” vineyard is higher in altitude than most of Meursault’ ... Learn More
  16. Domaine William Fevre Bougros Cote de Bouguerots Grand Cru Chablis 2016
    The Fevre family has been an integral part of the Chablis landscape for upwards of 250 years. Since the beginning, though, they have been adamant about protecting and promoting the typicity of Chablis, whose whites draw a unique and well-defined line ... Learn More
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    Neal Martin
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  17. Domaine William Fevre Bougros Cote de Bouguerots Grand Cru Chablis 2019
    The Fevre family has been an integral part of the Chablis landscape for upwards of 250 years. Since the beginning, though, they have been adamant about protecting and promoting the typicity of Chablis, whose whites draw a unique and well-defined line ... Learn More
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    The Wine Advocate
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    Jancis Robinson MW
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    James Suckling
  18. Domaine William Fevre Bougros Cote de Bouguerots Grand Cru Chablis 2017
    The Fevre family has been an integral part of the Chablis landscape for upwards of 250 years. Since the beginning, though, they have been adamant about protecting and promoting the typicity of Chablis, whose whites draw a unique and well-defined line ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
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    Allan Meadows
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