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Chardonnay

To avoid confusion with Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, not Pinot Chardonnay, is now the official name for this variety in France and California, two countries in which it is widely grown. The area in France increased from 7325 ha to 19 870 ha between 1958 and 1988, most of the plantings being in the Burgundy and Champagne regions. In California it was not widely grown until selected clones of high yield became available. Expansion since then has been rapid, with the area reaching 24 280 ha by 1992. There have been small plantings of Chardonnay in Australia for many years, but it is only recently that the variety has become popular. Of the 6107 ha planted by 1993, 1123 were still to come into bearing. Clones of Chardonnay in Australia vary from moderately to quite vigorous. The leaves are medium in size, thick, undulating and rolling back a little at the edges, usually only slightly 3-lobed, and practically free of hair on the lower surface. The petiolar sinus is lyre-shaped and very characteristically cut right into the veins at the base. The bunches of Chardonnay are rather small, cylindrical generally with a wing, well filled to compact, with small, round berries. Chardonnay is used in the fine white wines of Burgundy and Chablis, and is one of the varieties used in Champagne. In California it is recommended for the cooler areas.

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  1. White Wine, Chardonnay Medalla Real 2014, Santa Rita, Chile Sale

    White Wine, Chardonnay Medalla Real 2014, Santa Rita, Chile

    Region: Leyda Valley The vineyards were planted in 1998 on soils with a granitic-clay texture atop the bedrock 60–80 cm below. The proximity of the Pacific Ocean produces a strong maritime influence with morning fog and sea breezes that moderate the daily high temperatures. It also prevents night time lows from dropping as abruptly as they do in the Central Valley. Vineyard management includes removing unwanted shoots early in the season and leaf pulling at the bunch level just after flowering to keep the canopy well illuminated canopy and encourage good ripening and flavor development. Total yield is 4,500 kg/hectare. The grapes are crushed prior to pressing, and the juice is cold decanted for 12 hours and then racked of the coarse lees for a must with a high level of turbidity. The must is innoculated with selected yeasts and immediately transferred to oak barrels to ferment. Fermentation temperature is only controlled by the room temperature and can reach a high of 20 C. Once the fermentation is complete, the wine remains in the barrels for 8 months with weekly battonage (lees stirring), twice a week at first and later just once later on. Deep, greenish-yellow in color. Intense bouquet that combines mineral notes with light citrus, nectarines, nuts, and a touch of oak. The palate stands out for its refreshing acidity that balances nicely with the wine’s fruitiness, good weight, silky texture, and length. Learn More

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  2. Rose Sparkling Wine, Brut Zero, Edoardo Miroglio, Bulgaria

    Rose Sparkling Wine, Brut Zero, Edoardo Miroglio, Bulgaria

    Grapes: 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay Color: Light yellow with green hues. Aroma: Intense and delicate, with aroma of fruits (lemon, white fruits) and gingerbread. Taste: Velvety effervescence, pronounced rounded body, pleasant taste. Well balanced wine with strong freshness and elegance, pleasant mineral character. Aging: Minimum 24 months with yeast. Food combination: Suitable for an aperitif, fish dishes and white and yellow cheeses. Learn More
  3.  White Wine, Riverside Chardonnay 2018, Manastira, Bulgaria

    White Wine, Riverside Chardonnay 2018, Manastira, Bulgaria

    The wine has intense lemon colour. Tropical fruits, peach and melon can be sensed on the nose. The body is well balanced. Fresh wine with long finish. Served at: 10 -12 С. To be consumed with: fruits, fish, seafood and white meat. Learn More
  4.  White Wine, Monogram Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2018, Villa Yustina, Bulgaria

    White Wine, Monogram Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2018, Villa Yustina, Bulgaria

    Pure varietal Chardonnay from own grapes, fermented and aged in new french oak barrels for 6 months. The wine has an intensive gold color, elegant and complex nose with hints of butter, nuts and sweet vanila. Full body with pleasant freshness. Vinification: Carefully selected hand-picked grapes in crates with subsequent processing at appropriate temperatures. Once selected during picking, the grapes are reselected in sorting tables, the barries are separated from the stems and pressed in pneumatic press after short maceration at low temperature. Fermentation in French oak barrels and maturation in the same barrels for 6 months with subsequently bottle aging for couple of months. Wine&Food: Nice match with dishes unfolding extra degree of richness. Seafood: fine rich fish such as turbot, roast shellfish like lobster and scallops. Meat: veal chops with mushrooms or wine-baked chicken breasts. Cheese: cheddar, camembert or soft cheeses with bloomy white or red dotted rind. Awards: Chardonnay du Monde , France – Gold medal for vintage 2016 Chardonnay du Monde , France -Silver medal for vintages 2013 and 2017 Chardonnay du Monde 2015, France –Golden medal for vintage 2012 Chardonnay du Monde 2014, France-Bronz medal for vintage 2011 Víno a Delikatesy 2013, Czech Republic – Golden medal for vintage 2011 Balkans International Wine Competition 2013, Bulgaria– Golden Medal for vintage 2011 Wine Index 2014, Bulgaria– “VIP Collection” for vintage 2012 Wine Index 2013, Bulgaria – “Golden Collection” for vintage 2011 Wine Index 2015, Bulgaria-Golden medal for vintage 2011 Learn More
  5. White Wine, Cattleya Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay 2017, Angel's Estate, Bulgaria

    White Wine, Cattleya Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay 2017, Angel's Estate, Bulgaria

    Climate & soils: Moderate continental climate with sunshine duration of more than 3000 hours during the year and more than 110 sunny days. Hot, dry summer with warm nights. Mild and balmy winter. No freezing temperatures and frosts in spring. Sandy and sandy-clay, calcareousclay soils. Vinification: The cooled grapes go through a vibration table for hand selection. Destemmed grapes are sorted on a conveyor belt and are then fed into a 3-cubic meter pneumatic "Inertis" press where the whole destemmed grapes are being pressed up to 1,2 Bar. Grape juice is then clarified and is left to ferment at temperature of 12 - 15o С. Post-fermentation aging in new oak barrels. Clarification and stabilization. Tasting characteristics: Cattleya Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay enjoys a brilliant lunar color with lively greenis h glow. The wine combines fresh summer aromas of citrus and exo c fruits, juicy peach and flowers. This richness will pamper you with the flavor, where you will also find a touch of lemon freshness. Learn More
  6. White Wine, Merul Chardonnay 2017, Rumelia, Bulgaria

    White Wine, Merul Chardonnay 2017, Rumelia, Bulgaria

    Attractive white wine with straw yellow color and greenish highlights. It has a distinctive aroma of exotic fruits with accents of grapefruit, peach and green apple. Tight and round in the mouth with excellent juiciness and very ripe fruit. A nice long finish with a memory of citrus. Can be eaten with fish dishes and appetizers. Serving temperature 8 -10 ° C. Foods of different styles and different levels of complexity combine perfectly with this wine. However, extremely fragrant foods are not recommended. Seafood is a good choice, such as crustaceans, baked fish or grilled fish, seafood paste, and cheese is recommended for hard and flavorful goat cheese. Learn More
  7. White Wine, CHEVAL De KATARZYNA Chardonnay 2018, Katarzyna, Bulgaria

    White Wine, CHEVAL De KATARZYNA Chardonnay 2018, Katarzyna, Bulgaria

    The wines of the CHEVAL De KATARZYNA series are pure-grade and can be identified as typical representatives of terroir wines. They are characterized by a uniqueness and bear scars that distinguish them from any other wine. In these wines, technologists have minimal interference because their main purpose is to make the terroir as much as possible and leave a clear mark on the development of the variety. For example, the taste can be felt of flint, minerals, salts (according to soil and sun), specific aromas of specific herbs and plants (according to location), etc. The grapes are picked manually in cassettes and carefully selected. It is processed by classical technology, which involves tempering it in a refrigerator for 20h to a temperature of 10-12⁰C, sorting, crunching, crushing, infusing, draining and pressing. This is followed by clarification of the must and alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 15-19⁰C. The wine is characterized by intense yellow with a green hue. Aroma of ripe, yellow and citrus fruits with pleasant, fine notes of oak. The wine is voluminous and balanced in taste. The finish is soft and long lasting with a nice freshness. It goes well with various salads, pasta, lasagna, smoked fish - trout, white meat. The appropriate consumption temperature is 12⁰-14⁰C Learn More
  8. White Wine, KATARZYNA Chardonnay 2018, Katarzyna, Bulgaria

    White Wine, KATARZYNA Chardonnay 2018, Katarzyna, Bulgaria

    Limited production of 5000 bottles. The grapes are picked manually in cassettes and carefully selected. It is processed according to the classical technology, which includes the temperature of the grapes in a refrigerator for 20h to a temperature of 10-12˚C, sorting, ronching, crushing, infusing, draining and pressing. This is followed by clarification of the must and alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 15-19 ° C. This scheme involves alcoholic fermentation and maturation in French oak barrels. 100% of the batch, matures in French oak barrels for a period of 8 months. The wine is characterized by intense yellow-green color. Concentrated and harmonious aroma of tropical fruits, nuts and toast. Balanced and elegant taste, characterized by moderate freshness. The taste aroma fully corresponds with the aromatic profile. The wine finish leaves a lasting aftertaste. It goes well with matured cheeses, white meats, fish dishes, warm salads. The appropriate consumption temperature is 12⁰-14⁰C Bottle aging potential - 7 years Learn More
  9. White Wine, THE ESTATE Chardonnay 2018, Katarzyna, Bulgaria

    White Wine, THE ESTATE Chardonnay 2018, Katarzyna, Bulgaria

    THE ESTATE series are wines that are distinguished by their identity of terror and fully reveal the quality of the grapes. Chardonnay was selected for this wine, selected from a specific location in our vineyard, parcel No. 45, which is also shown on the map in the label itself. The grape is picked manually in cassettes and carefully selected. It is processed according to the classical technology, which includes the temperature of the grapes in a refrigerator for 20h to a temperature of 10-12˚C, sorting, ronching, crushing, infusing, draining and pressing. This is followed by clarification of the must and alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 15-19 ° C. This scheme involves alcoholic fermentation and maturation in French oak barrels. 100% of the batch matures in French oak barrels for a period of 8 months. The wine is characterized by intense yellow-green color. Concentrated and harmonious aroma of white and tropical fruits, nuts, vanilla and toast. Balanced and elegant taste characterized by synchronization between sweetness, acids and volume. The taste aroma fully corresponds to the aromatic profile, which is characteristic of a first-class wine. The grape aftertaste complements and completes the overall positive impression. It goes well with matured cheeses, white meats, fish dishes, warm salads. The appropriate consumption temperature is 12⁰-14⁰C Learn More
  10. Rose, Special Selection Orange Garden 2017, Borovitza, Bulgaria

    Rose, Special Selection Orange Garden 2017, Borovitza, Bulgaria

    Exclusive Offer working-labeled wine bottled from selected barrels. Wine obtained from the Chardonnay variety grown on a lime-rich and ground-breaking soil of 6 million years, produced by chance in 2008 for the first time. Borovitsa Cellar has been producing this new style of wine for 10 years now - ORANGE! Built on the well-known technology, the infusion time is incredibly short due to the fast acquisition of the required color. The combination of Chardonnay's chosen branch and terroir is the cause of one of the most delicate orange wines, due to the lower content of phenols and other substances extracted under the classical technological regime. The new flavors of this new style of wine - namely, juniper, narcissus, grated apple and long echo in the aftermath, they make this wine understandable for the modern way of life. Learn More

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