Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grape varieties; originally from France’s Burgundy region, today it is planted almost anywhere that wine is produced. Chardonnay has a relatively neutral flavour profile, which allows winemakers to use a variety of skills and techniques to create a wide range of styles from taut and linear to rich and buttery.
Flavour – check. Elegance – check. Refreshment – check. A super wine from a super Yarra vintage, this ticks all the boxes. Enjoy its citrus flavours and creamy texture now or let it develop further complexity over the medium term.
Item Code: ITM4067
Tropical fruit and Banoffee pie on the nose, leads into a palate of
white peach, green apple, honeydew melon with a touch of vanilla.
Item Code: ITM2475
Everything has a place and everything in its place: this gorgeous Chardonnay is just so well put together. It has structure, balance, bursts
of citrus fruit flavour, flint and nuts. It is textbook Yarra Valley Chardonnay that is right in the slot for drinking now.
Item Code: ITM2416
Pear, lemon and floral aromas on the nose open up to reveal a crisp, refreshing palate. A mix of stonefruit and citrus combines with vibrant natural acidity to create a versatile cool-climate Chardonnay.
Item Code: ITM6827
Oakridge is famous for its Chardonnay and this intense, vibrant and sharply focused Over the Shoulder 2016 perfectly shows off the quality of both region and winemaker.
Item Code: ITM6075
"Very light colour and a discreet, subtly complex, restrained bouquet, with clean almond, hazelnut and grapefruit flavours. Oak is so subtle its almost invisible. Nicely balanced accessible palate, with the merest touch of sweetness. Refined and delicious." Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM6449
There’s subtle oak and mineral notes but the take home here is gorgeous citrus and stone fruit characters
Item Code: ITM6452
The cool-climate of the Yarra Valley allows Chandon to produce Chardon fruit, which is of consistently high quality. Enticing aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and stone fruit aromas. The palate is delicate with notes on fresh pear and apple balanced by zesty acidity and exceptional length.
Item Code: ITM5038
Vibrant aromas of citrus, pear, stonefruit, brioche and roasted hazelnuts float from the glass. The palate is full of juicy peach and nectarine supported by a tangy acidity. Generous textural mouthfeel from time of lees adds richness and balance to the wine. This is a delicious Chardonnay with hallmark Montalto qualities exhibiting great varietal definition and regional expression.
Item Code: ITM6556
"There is such freshness and vitality to this new vintage release chardonnay from Giant Steps, which is a blend of the Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack vineyards. Looking swish with its new label, the wine has beautiful citrus top notes of lemon and grapefruit, with some underlying clotted cream. There is excellent expression the entire length of the palate, plus texture and gentle fruit. It is still looking a little primary but will bloom as the months' tick by. Though it is still mighty satisfying to drink right now." Toni Paterson MW
Item Code: ITM6789
This wine comes from the 25-year-old Chardonnay vines in the Dixon's Creek vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Aromas of pear and white peach move into a luscious palate of ripe stone fruit and fresh citrus characters. Well-rounded with an excellent textural mouthfeel on the finish.
Item Code: ITM1862
Traditional in essence but with a clean contemporary edge. Honeycomb and butterscotch jostle for position with ripe nectarine and sweet citrus. Spice and roasted almond characters make themselves heard with just the right amount of acidity keeping it tidy and stopping the party from getting out of hand.
Item Code: ITM6135
A beautifully balanced wine with lifted white peach and nectarine aromas. The palate displays apple, lime and stone fruit along with spicy vanillin oak nuances.
Item Code: ITM3568
Pale straw yellow in colour with complex aromas of citrus and stone fruit with light toasty notes. Time in French oak has created a plush, creamy palate that is both rich and mouth-filling. The zesty acid forms a balanced framework for the wine, which finishes with an elegant, long farewell.
Item Code: ITM3569
Pale straw in colour with a delicate, tight minerally nose that opens beautifully to reveal lovely aromas of white peach. The palate is surprisingly full-bodied, fresh and rich yet crunchy, while the finish is quite textural and long, with an appealing acid line. A wine that will age gracefully and evolve into a Meursault-style Chardonnay.
Item Code: 30065
Gun to your head. You can only ever drink one Chardonnay again. We’d pick this. The finest Chardonnay from a true master, made in a great vintage; it doesn’t get better than this. Huon Hooke says it’s a “gorgeous, delicate wine, superbly restrained and subtle and yet complex.” Bang on the money.
Item Code: ITM6587