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Issa Chardonnay Barrique 2017

The Experience

Drink When...
Pay Day
Listen To...
Pendulum – Salt in the Wounds
Think About...
Centurions on the Town!
Drink With...
Chicken Kiev

The Oddbins Take

As the name of Salina winery may suggest, it is located in the immediate vicinity of the Turda salt mine. It has always struck us as odd that there's such things as salt mines, a brief trip to Margate beach in 2008 was enough to tip us off there's a fair bit of salt in the ocean… get some of that!

We think most salt tycoons do, do that now, hence why it's cheap as chips. During the Roman Empire, when winegrowing began in this region, however, salt was considered the ultimate luxury. In fact, Roman soldiers were typically paid in salt, hence the word ‘salary.’ Little red idiots, they should have asked to be paid in this delicious local Chardonnay, aged for 5 months in oak, this wine has an excellent rounded palate with bright notes of citrus fruits, white peach, apricot yoghurt and vanilla. Well worth a pound of salt we say!

Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 4 Years
Bottle Size
Residual Sugar
1.8 g/l


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Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet
Chardonnay (100%)
Issa Chardonnay Barrique 2017

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