Chardo-nay, you say? This darling of the past does rightly have its critics today. However, it is not due to the variety itself but because of the global bandwagon of copycats who have violated it shamelessly and have flooded the market with loveless, low-acid, over-honeyed, over-saturated, "obese" Chardonnays. However, Chardonnay can also be light-footed, fruity and sparkling, as one can see here. This representative combines freshness, fruitiness and effervescence, allowing old wounds to heal quickly. Peach, pear and a touch of the exotic make it not only the perfect solo entertainer, but also an excellent companion for poultry, hard cheeses, and all dishes with cream sauce.
Pairings: Wienerschitzel, fatty fish such as salmon or tuna, Tête de Moine cheese
Storage potential: 3-4 years (can be significantly longer under ideal conditions)