Chardonnay

The exotic, fresh and balanced one …


Chardonnay – also known as the queen of  grapes is the second most planted variety in the world. Some of the most world´s precious wines are made of Chardonnay.

There is no other grape as adaptable as this one and so this variety is ideal for the winemaker's skill to mirror the soil directly in the bottle - as it is with us. We decided to mature our Austrian Hills line in steel tanks, which accentuates fruit and a crispy acidity.

Vintage 2019
Grape variety Chardonnay
Product of AUSTRIA
Wine growing region LOWER AUSTRIA
Quality level QUALITÄTSWEIN
Optimum drinking age 2020 - 2028
Drinking temperature 10 - 12 °C
Alcohol 13.0 vol%
Residual sugar 3.5 g/L TROCKEN / DRY
Acidity 5.2 g/L
Must scale 16.2 BRIX
Bottle cap SCREW CAP
Packaging CASES OF 6 BOTTLES
Layers 21 CASES/LAYER;
  5 LAYERS ON FULL EURO PALETTE

Food pairing

As exceptionally good food companion it pairs well with shellfish like prawns and crayfish as well as with creamy pasta dishes. Due to its texture and freshness it matches also well with crème brûlée or soft cheeses served after a meal.


Characteristics & typicity

This grape variety requires good, warm sites with deep soils, a sufficient water supply and a higher lime content. Chardonnay produces very extract-rich wines that still have a pleasant acidity even at high maturity.


Origin & current distribution

Chardonnay is a natural cross between Burgundy and Heunisch and originally comes from Burgundy in France. There, it is still used as base wine for champagne.  Since the middle of the last century, this wine variety has also been of great importance in Austria.


Latest Awards

2020 London Wine Competition: Vintage 2019 - Silver

2019 AWC Vienna (AT): Vintage 2018 – Gold

2019 VVT Valtické vinné trhy (CZ): Vintage 2018 – Gold

2019 Decanter World Wine Awards: Vintage 2018 – Silver

2019 NÖ WEIN (AT): Vintage 2018 - Gold

2018 AWC (AT): Vintage 2017 – Gold + Finalist



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