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19 Crimes Hard Chard 750ml

Bold and strong in character, this deep rich and golden Chardonnay is filled with stone fruit aromas and a sweet textured palate. The criminally...
$25.94
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Ashbrook Estate Chardonnay 2016 750ml

Rated 90 - Half barrel fermented and aged and half made in stainless steel, the 2016 Chardonnay offers attractive notes of roasted cashews up...
90WA
$24.94
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Ashbrook Estate Chardonnay 2017 750ml

Rated 87 - Delicate hints of struck match and pencil shavings appear on the nose of the 2017 Chardonnay, which was half barrel fermented and aged...
87WE
87WA
$18.34
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$16.54
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By Farr Chardonnay 2018 750ml

Rated 93 - Some quite intense peaches and melon here, set in a ripe and textural palate that winds a savory edge into the finish. Stylish, layered...
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Chambers Muscadelle Rosewood Vineyards NV 375ml

Rated 90 - A luscious, amber-hued sticky from the spiritual home of dessert wines down under, Rutherglen, this wine oozes chocolate, caramel, mint,...
90WE
$13.74
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$11.64
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$36.85
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Australia Chardonnay

Whilst most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.