When we think “old World Chardonnay” our minds immediately head to Burgundy, but this Piemontese Chardonnay is a close second! The high altitude of these vines brings lightness, brightness, and freshness to this mineral-driven expression of Chardonnay.
Located in Bouzy, Champagne Paul Bara uses only their own estate grown fruit from 100% Grand Cru rated vineyards. This bottle offers great complexity on the nose and palate, it’s both full in the mouth and crisp with a very refined mousse, bright acid and a lengthy finish.
Taking after his father and his legendary winemaking, Adrien Renoir is making a statement in their appellation as he converts their farming to biodynamic, making fresh bubbles with finesse. His ‘Le Terrior’ cuvee is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, bone-dry, bold flavor, with a gorgeous, long finish.
Edi Kante produces wines that are brimming with the character of his grapes and the stark limestone soil of Carso. A blend of Chardonnay and Malvasia Istriana, bottled with zero dosage. Dry, chalky, and just the right combination of fleshy and lean. A shop favorite, these are some serious bubbles.
Looking for something refreshing and dry? This bottle is for you. This Petit Chablis is a stunning example of what Chardonnay can be! Sourced from higher slopes around the outskirts of the Chablis appellation, this wine has very bright acidity and zesty citrus notes.
A staple at the shop and hands-down one of the best values in Burgundy that you are likely to find. Jean-Jaques Robert is a staunch defender of his terroir and translates the beauty of his vineyards microclimates with the finesse of a master painter. Often compared to the greater wines of the Cote de Beaune but at a fraction of the price. This wine is truly not to be missed.
Winemaker Rafael Tirado is making some wines that we can get behind, and at a great price. Using Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon, this lightweight wine is refreshing with stunning acidity, crisp orchard fruits, and white flowers. Bring this bottle to your friends dinner party as an aperitif and enjoy!
Matthiasson makes some of our favorite California wines - period. For them, winemaking is an extension of farming, so their wines are meant to be refreshing & complement food. Their Linda Vista Chardonnay is pure honey, apple & peach on the nose with a fleshy, balanced palate.
This chardonnay is grown on calcareous soils and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel. The warmer climate of the languedoc lends tropical fruit characteristics while maintaining freshness and minerality. Pair this with herb roasted chicken!
“Reductive” is a big buzz word when it comes to white Burgundy. If you’re looking for a perfect example of a reductive wine, look no further. This Chardonnay boasts notes of toasty, burnt matchstick, with a hint of flint - emblematic of reductive winemaking.
Bruno Colin’s Côte de Beaune Chardonnay is one of the very best jumping-off points for white Burgundy lovers we carry. All hallmarks of quality Burgundian chardonnay are present here: clean chalk-minerality, rich Chardonnay fruit, with just enough acidity to keep it all in balance.
Lumpp Givry 1er Cru Blanc Clos des Vignes Rondes 2017
Côte Chalonnaise winemaker François Lumpp may just be the biggest hidden gem in all of Burgundy. his wines are seriously pleasureable from the get-go, and offer incredible value relative to the rest of the region. This Chardonnay is from his oldest vines, striking the balance between weight and elegance.
One of the very best values in Cali Chardonnays. Presqu’ile is a project sustainably producing elegant expressions of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from cool-climate sites. The results are true to their California roots, with fruit & richness at the forefront & with gorgeous minerality & freshness below.
The Alesia label designates estate-grown wines of Rhys, one of our favorite domestic producers. This wine is orchard fruited, with notes of butter, honeysuckle, and fresh juicy peach. It nods toward an Old World style, while maintaining a sense of New World terroir.
Do not pass up this supreme value in top-tier White Burgundy. Jean-Marc exclusively works terroir that is considered “lesser” than those in Puligny & Meursault, but is considered by many to be one of the best winegrowers in Burgundy. This Montagny Blanc will make you a believer. Enjoy with roast chicken.
If you served me a glass of this stunning, mineral Chardonnay blind, I’d confidently call high-class Meursault or Puligny in a second. But no, for half the price, this creamy, fresh white is brimming with minerals, lemon curd, and white floral notes. Pair with roast fish, poached lobster, or stinky cheese.
Larue Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits 2018
This Puligny Premier Cru from one of the best estate's in St. Aubin is simply unbeatable at this price point. Crystalline minerality grabs you up front, framed by orchard fruits, lemon curd, and a faint hint of oak. Enjoy today for it's youthful intensity, or watch it unravel in your cellar.
For a glimpse at what is considered one of the great wineries of California history look no further. High elevation, mountain wine that exercises elegance and finesse over rich and ripe. This bottle of Estate Chardonnay is racy, with bountiful citrus and crispy pear and apple. A next-level California classic.
Producing utterly satisfying Chardonnay out of the Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile never fails to disappoint in their delivery. This cuvée is both complex & poised, yet vivacious at the same time. Creamy in texture, with a buttery-vanilla richness, it has no shortage of ripe lemon citrus & pairs perfectly with salmon.
It’s easy to see what Francois’s wines are considered to be a staple of some of the best wine lists in France. Powerful and refined, these wines can stand in the cellar with some of the best of Beaune, and yet be ready for that butter-poached lobster tonight.
Olivier Merlin and his crew treat the vines as individuals; each one having its purpose in the final product. His respect for the plant shows in his wines, creating an energetic Chardonnay, even in its youth. Summer risotto with peas, tinned fish, or creamy cheese would pair delightfully.