Chardonnay is a versatile wine that makes the perfect Christmas gift for white wine lovers. But what is the best chardonnay wine to send as a gift? Here are some of our favourites.
Chardonnay is the most widely planted white grape in the world. Flavour wise with Chardonnay wine, there are two distinct camps.
Oaked Chardonnay tends to be full-bodied with a more rounded texture, whereas unoaked Chardonnay presents more of a zesty, vibrant style. The regions and climates where Chardonnay is grown also influence the experiences on the nose and palate, so it’s good to take some time to study what you’re buying as a Chardonnay gift to make sure it hits the mark and scores you brownie points.
So, let’s take a look at some Chardonnay gift ideas that cover an array of wine tastes.
Highly aromatic and straw yellow-hued, El Otro Chardonnay Maccabeo from Spain is a fresh Chardonnay with subtle notes of tropical fruits. An easy-drinker and well-priced, it makes one of the best Chardonnay gifts for any occasion.
Maison Dousset Petit Chablis in our Festively French gift set makes a perfect Chardonnay wine gift for full-flavour French white wine lovers thanks to its grand aromatic citrus bouquet, briny minerality and buttery, toasty complexity.
Lovers of cool-climate South Australian wines will be ever-grateful if your Chardonnay wine gift is something like a Longview Macclesfield Chardonnay. With its hints of ginger, brine and butterscotch on the nose, its rich, long finish and vibrant body, it’s not one they’ll forget in a hurry.
Staying with New World Chardonnay gift ideas, Tawse Quarry Road from Canada in our The All Sorts gift set and our Winter is Coming! gift set makes an interesting choice. With a rounded, fresh palate filtering through notes of oak and honeysuckle, and a zesty, floral, mineral touch and well-balanced acidity, this wine sings of cool climate, New World characteristics.
Now, if you happen to know your gift recipient is an aficionado of floral notes, then a Marchand & Burch, Porongurup & Mount Barker Chardonnay could be the very thing to make them a lucky gift recipient. With its delicate floral aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom, punctuated by pear essence, lemon curd and nutmeal and enhanced with flavours of melon, stone fruit, fig and caramel, this is one of the best Chardonnay wines for those who appreciate big flavours.
If you’re looking for a Chardonnay gift a little higher up the scale budget-wise, Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet is a good bet. It’s a steely wine, packed with lemon, lime and apricot flavours combined with spicy, oaky notes and a satisfyingly long finish.
Any of these wines could be combined to make up the perfect Chardonnay wine gift set. Choose your duo, and combine them in a double bottle gift box ready to present to your favourite person.
You could even make up your own Chardonnay gift hamper. Imagine their faces as they unbuckle those leather straps of that wicker basket and paw through the straw to reveal a few select bottles of their favourite white wines. Priceless! And the perfect Chardonnay Christmas gift.
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