Discover the Range of Chardonnay Wine
Chardonnay is the most widely planted and diverse grape variety producing wines in a large range of style from crisp with minerality to rich, full-bodied whites. Chardonnay is a blank slate type of grape for winemakers allowing for a range of techniques and styles to shine through. Malolactic fermentation creates a more round on the palate type of Chardonnay, while use of oak can create a bolder style wine.
The Millesima team has selected bottles for the Chardonnay Discovery Wine Gift with the best expressions of the variety through different leading regions of the world. Cool climates such as Chablis and Germany produce lean examples of Chardonnay with bright minerality and green apple flavors. In contrast to warmer regions such as California and New Zealand, Chardonnay leans to more tropical fruits such as peach and pineapple.
The Chardonnay Discovery Wine Gift Set contains three unique bottles: Domaine Laroche is a family run winery passed down through five generations known for their extraordinary Chardonnay; Kumeu River is one of the leading pioneers in Auckland New Zealand creating innovative and distinct styles of wine; and Grgich Hill Estate is a top winery in Napa Valley focusing on organic and biodynamic practices creating lovely wines.
Domaine Laroche Chablis Village Saint Martin 2017
Chardonnay – Chablis
The Saint Martin cuvee is made up of 100% Chardonnay grapes sourced from the best plots of Domaine Laroche vineyards in the Chablis appellation. Diverse nuances on the palate give the wine its richness and complexity: excellent acidity, remarkable finesse and typical minerality of the terror shine through. The 2017 vintage is crisp with aromas of ripe white fruits and blossom.
Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2017
Chardonnay – New Zealand
Kumeu River vineyard has gained international recognition as a top producer of Chardonnay. Made from hand harvested grapes, this wine offers a crisp minerality along with notes of peach and ripe pear. On the palate this wine has a bit more weight and roundness to it but is light on its feet with bright fresh fruit flavors.
Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay 2014
Chardonnay – California
Grigich Chardonnay is produced in vineyards located on the southern tip of Napa Valley. This wine is made without malolactic fermentation, deviating from the typical buttery California Chardonnay style, allowing for it to have more of a fruit forward and well integrated palate. This Chardonnay offers bright acidity with notes of lemon and baked pear that is balanced by subtle notes of almond, toast and vanilla.
*Please note that for deliveries outside of New York City, gift boxes will be disassembled for safe and proper shipping of the wines.