Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes : Wine Woman Pick

Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes

The future? Adding a healthy dash of Argentina’s own varietal makes Chardonnay interesting. Complex aroma of tropical fruits with hints of honey and flowers. It is fruity and fresh on the palate, with well-balanced acidity and a pleasant finish. Reminds of Pinot Blanc from Alsace.

Price: ¥115

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Callia Osaado Chardonnay: Wine Woman Pick

Callia Osaado Chardonnay

This fresh and fruity Argentine wine is lush with intense aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Its delicate, satisfying mouth-feel is enhanced by a lingering finish. Callia is one of the wineries of the season as far as we are concerned and one we fully intend to watch develop into master crafts-folk, despite their relatively…

Price: ¥110

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Callia Signos Chardonnay

Signos Callia Chardonnay

There’s plenty of residual sweetness and fruitiness with twist of acidity. I’d place it the off dry category. Chill it well and you’ll be rewarded with a zesty everyday refreshing flavour that suits those who like their white wines un-oaked.

Price: ¥84

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Chateau Ste. Michelle ‘Michelle’ Brut: Multi Award Winner ’10,’13,’14,’15 Bronze, Silver, Gold: Wine Woman Pick

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Broad and expressive in its pear and lemon aromas, this steal of a sparkler has wonderful cut. It’s driven by clean, chalky minerality and a modest phenolic bite that will make it sing with a meal—even a simple roast chicken. Top value choice!

Price: ¥226

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Multiaward Winner ’10’13’15’16, Commended, Silver, Bronze, Gold!

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Very food-friendly wine. It is crafted in a fresh, soft style with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances.

Pairs well with crab, poultry, salmon, and scallops. Try seasoning with ginger, lemon zest, tarragon, or thyme! Really bring out this Chardonnay’s complexity

Price: ¥203

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Coppola Diamond Chardonnay

Coppola Diamond Chardonnay

Sadly, this Californian master-class in old and modern at once is no more. We’ll keep an eye out but China never embraced this import. Buttercup yellow. Cantaloupe, pear and cinnamon. Apple, passion fruit and crème brulée. Half fermented in oak barrels; half in stainless steel. From the Godfather of Wine. but few cared…

Price: ¥260

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De Bortoli Sacred Hill Chardonnay: Wine Woman Pick: Commended 2013

De Bortoli Sacred Hill Chardonnay

Australian success. Commended at the Decanter wine Awards 2013. Our joint top selling white wine, amazing quality for the price and a wine which we drink at home every week. A top seller even before they started winning competitions. The subtle oak approach has given added structure to the wine without overpowering it, leaving the citrus and stone fruit flavours to dominate.

Price: ¥95

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De Bortoli Sacred Hill Sparkling Brut: Wine Woman Pick

De Bortoli Sacred Hill Sparkling Brut

Australian success pt. 4. All hail DeBortoli. So yummy is this, our friends regularly argue it’s just like champagne. It is not like Champagne at all. It is far less complex. It is ten times cheaper. There is no hype here. Just a sturdy, refreshing, dry, crisp bubbly, that no-one dislikes, and certainly not at this price.

Price: ¥110

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Jean Leon 3055 Chardonnay Multi Award Winner ’14’15’16 Commended, Bronze

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A brilliant pale yellow in appearance with a markedly aromatic nose of ripe tropical fruits such as pineapple. The palate is fresh thanks to its vigorous acidity and it has a long, persistent finish.

Price: ¥256

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Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne Chardonnay

Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne Chardonnay

Fruity and full of life. This is a classical white Burgundy:a good entry level wine for Burgundy. Golden yellow, with a greenish glint. Aromas are reminiscent of fresh grape and green almond. The palate has pear & apple with vanilla and dry minerals. Elegant texture.

Price: ¥222

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Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Fuissé White

Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Fuissé White

Pouilly-Fuissé has a golden hue. It is usually very brilliant. The bouquet is seductive: floral and fruity with a dominance of ripe fruit and fresh almonds. After some time in the bottle, Pouilly-Fuissé develops a lovely, complex bouquet. On the palate, the wine is round and dry. As such, it is a nice expression of the Chardonnay.

Price: ¥521

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Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru: New Wine

Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet

A wine of great finesse, distinguished and elegant. The colour is pure and bright, with light glints of white gold. The aromas evoke trees in bloom and white flesh fruit, like white peaches. With age, the aromas evolve towards almond and lightly grilled dried fruit. On the palate, there is a sensation of fresh silkiness. Long and persistent in the aftertaste, ending on an exceptional wealth of flavors, both floral and fruity Serving Temperature: 13°C (55°F).

Price: ¥809

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Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Réserve de Vaudon: New Wine

Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Réserve de Vaudon

Our peers tell us: An elegant wine. Brilliant colour, with hints of green. Typical Chablis nose, where aromas of citrus (lemon) fern and even salty sensations predominate. On the palate: vigorous and lively, but in a soft mode. (Oodles of) finesse and balance. High acidity and mineral pair well with all kinds seafood, especially oyster , chinese steam chicken with black truffle and Sunflower seed, also suckling pig.

Price: ¥404

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Salentein Portillo Chardonnay

Salentein Portillo Chardonnay

An interesting yellow hue endowed with sharp greenish shades. Deeply aromatic wine, combining notes of pear and green apple. Fresh and well balanced, with a long finish. Food Matching:Ideal to combine with meals from the new light cuisine. Try it with warm salad and poached seafood. 

Price: ¥105

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Santa Digna Chardonnay Reserve: Fair Trade: New Wine

Santa Digna Chardonnay

Miguel Torres Chile is set to become the leading Fair Trade winery of Chile, with their leading line of wines certified to fair trade standards. Pale yellow colour with greenish hues. Aromas of mango and apricot, enriched by citric notes. Fine balance between density and acidity on the palate with a very fruity aftertaste. An ideal partner for fish dishes, as well as turkey or chicken in creamy sauces.

Price: ¥162

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Taittinger Brut Reserve 375ml

Taittinger Brut Reserve 375ml

This is a delicate wine with flavours of fresh fruit and honey. On the palate, it is lively, fresh and harmonious. In all a wine blessed with a well-developed aromatic potential. It is aged for three to four years in the cellars where it achieves perfect maturity.

Price: ¥305

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Taittinger Brut Reserve NV: Silver Medal Winner 2014

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

This is a delicate wine with flavours of fresh fruit and honey. On the palate, it is lively, fresh and harmonious. In all a wine blessed with a well-developed aromatic potential. It is aged for three to four years in the cellars where it achieves perfect maturity. Brilliant, golden straw yellow. The bubbles are fine. The mousse is both discreet and persistent. Very expressive and open, is both fruity and

Price: ¥555

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Torres Gran Vina Sol (Chardonnay)

Torres Gran Vina Sol Chardonnay

Medium dark yellow colour. Displays great aromatic intensity. Complex and silky on palate with elegant breadth. Food Matching: Ideal with oysters, smoked salmon, seafood and fish dishes. Serve chilled (around 10ºC). Reviews and Scores: Vintage 2006, 87/100 , Wine Enthusiast

Price: ¥210

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Tyrrell’s Old Winery Chardonnay Hunter Valley: 15% LOWER price

Tyrrell's Old Winery Chardonnay Hunter Valley

Aroma: A medium bodied wine with aromas of stone fruit and subtle vanillin oak. Taste: The palate is generously flavoured with white peach citrus characters and a clean, crisp finish. Serve slightly chilled. An ideal accompaniment to a wide variety of cuisines such as seafood, vegetarian, chicken and creamy sauce pasta dishes.

Price: ¥163

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Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay ’07: Silver Medal

Tyrrell's Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay '04

Many wine writer accolades, this rich Australian Chardonnay with white nectarine stone fruit characters on the nose (& throughout the entire palate) has an underlying savoury lift from subtle oak usage. Solids addition & high fermentation temperature have added texture and ‘flintiness’, increasing complexity. No malolactic fermentation…

Price: ¥687

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Vasse Felix Chardonnay: Silver 2012 & GOLD Medal Winner 2014: New Wine

Vasse Felix Chardonnay

The 2011 Vasse Felix Chardonnay is pale straw in colour with a bright green hue. It has complex, fragrant aromas with lovely biscuit characters and hints of lemon and subtle vanilla. The oak is beautifully integrated, sitting perfectly with the perfume of fine Margaret River Chardonnay. The wine arrives vibrant and fresh on the palate, with a beautiful silky texture and hints of citrus, stone fruit and biscuit stretching fine and long through the palate. The wine finishes with fresh acidity and subtle hints of spicy oak.

Price: ¥319

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