Chardonnay Discovery Wine Gift Set
Discover the Range of Chardonnay Wine
Chardonnay is the most widely planted and diverse grape variety, producing wines in a large range of styles, from crisp and mineral to rich and full-bodied whites. Chardonnay is a “blank slate” grape for winemakers, allowing for a range of techniques and styles to shine through. Malolactic fermentation creates a rounder profile on the palate, while use of oak can create a bolder style wine.
The Millesima team has chosen three of our favorite expressions of the grape from different regions of the world to include in our Chardonnay Wine Gift Set. Cool climates such as Burgundy produce lean examples of Chardonnay with bright minerality and green apple flavors. In contrast, warmer regions, such as California, produce Chardonnay with more tropical fruit flavors, such as peach and pineapple. In the Upper Galilee, where the Chardonnay vineyards are characterized by poor soil and relatively low temperatures, the wines offers oaky aromas.
The Chardonnay Wine Gift Set contains three unique bottles: Stags’ Leap Winery, one of the oldest wine estates within the acclaimed Stags Leap District, producing wines expressive of its unique terroir; Olivier Leflaive is a negociant house in Burgundy's Côte d'Or and produces a wide range of wines across a range of quality levels; and Domaine du Pelican produces a select range of white wines from the flagship Savagnin region of Jura, as well as Chardonnay wines that rival some of the best white Burgundies.
Stags Leap Winery Chardonnay 2020
Chardonnay – California
Aromas of dried herbs and cedar with some dried flowers. Fresh roses as well. Medium to full body. Medium, round and polished tannins and a creamy finish. Crisp and vivid. Dried citrus, too. Needs two or three years to open, but already a graceful and delicious wine. Drink or hold.
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne “Les Setilles” 2022
Chardonnay - Burgundy
This cuvee offers on its palate aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond and lemon peel upon a mineral background. The attack is full and generous, with a lively and greedy finish. Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne “Les Setilles” 2021 is the ideal choice for an aperitif, but will also pair magically with charcuteries and goat cheeses.
Domaine du Pelican Chardonnay 2019
Chardonnay - Jura
This wine offers on the palate a light note of lees, with a citrusy freshness, delicate spice, and a whiff of fresh pears. Moreover, it presents a super-crisp acidity, intense lemon and grapefruit, and powerful marine freshness. On its long finish, the wine reveals a surprising depth and richness and a delicate hint of freshly struck matches suggesting reduction. Wonderfully pure, straight-forward and mouth-wateringly delicious. Open an hour or so before tasting.
*Please note that for deliveries outside of New York City, gift boxes will be disassembled for safe and proper shipping of the wines.