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.
This contemporary Chardonnay is fresh, crisp and lively with just enough textural complexity from lees stirring. The wine was hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed before taking to some barrel fermentation in French oak. The result is a refined wine of flavour and finesse.
Item Code: ITM4674
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
"Behind the pale straw colour are fresh vibrant aromatics of stone fruits and melons with a hint of vanilla oak. The palate is soft and juicy with great acidity driving a long finish. Made to be enjoyed in its youth, this rich full Chardonnay will nonetheless benefit from some short term cellaring." Mike De Iuliis Winemaker
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Item Code: ITM5636
"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
Lifted aromas of stone fruit and florals with undertones of toasty spice. The palate is beautifully complex as flavours of citrus and cashews create a rich, textured mouthfeel that lead to a long, elegant finish.
Item Code: ITM4048
“Medium bodied, creamy cashew and juicy white fruits, flinty struck match complexity, and a red grapefruit and toasty finish of good length. Ready to go now, I’d say.” Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM6833
A modern expression of Margaret River Chardonnay with notes of citrus and flint on the nose. The palate is layered with ripe stonefruit intertwined with understated oak characters, which combines with a good mineral drive to create lovely complexity.
Item Code: ITM15320
A fine and pure aroma with cashew nut and Chardonnay fruit complemented by integrated high quality French oak that continues onto a palate that shows real persistence. Delicious now but will develop further complexity with careful cellaring.
Item Code: ITM7611
"I shouldn’t lead with this statement because it belittles the wine in a way, but this is remarkable value. This is top level chardonnay, styled beautifully, at a relative snip of a price. We all should make hay while we can. It’s all flint and white peach, meal and mineral, the impression both neat and wild at once. Nut, grapefruit and spice notes are nominated throughout the wine and while it generally feels slender in the mouth, it’s not wanting, and it surges impressively through the finish. A beautiful wine." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM15354
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
"Light, bright yellow hue with a mineral, almost Chablis-like aroma, the palate likewise crisp and lean, more stony mineral than fruity, the finish cleansing and dry and appetising. A very refined, delicate but intense wine of great fruit purity." Huon Hooke
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Item Code: ITM14471
On the nose, it is firstly full of flowers then it goes on to reveal its fruity aromas with sweet, suave notes. The taste is very powerful, wtih a pronounced minerally character that enhances the fruit and fine vegetal flavours. Its mellowness harmonizes perfectly with its vivacity on a solid structure that illustrates perfectly the special nature of the wine.
Item Code: ITM6956
"Flinty-mineral character over lemon balm, subtle floral notes. Pretty perfume. Edgy palate, lean and racy, skeletal threads of green apple and grapefruit juice laced with flinty mineral feel. It’s tight, puckering, blisteringly fresh and rapier-like in the mouth. Quite a formidable wine, in its understated, bony style. For enthusiasts of racier styles, this is righteous." Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM7771
An elegant cool-climate Chardonnay with flavours of citrus, apple, hazelnuts and figs, supported by creamy nuances from time on lees, fine acidity and well-integrated French oak.
Item Code: ITM6109
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
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
A blend of the best Chardonnay fruit from the 2014 vintage. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and transferred to barrel for full wild fermentation (50% on new oak). The result is a refined wine with tremendous complexity. The nose displays aromas of citrus, apricot and white peach, while the palate shows spicy oak nuances and a wave of minerality.
Item Code: ITM4687