Callia Chardonnay 2015

Callia Chardonnay 2015

Tropical fruit dominates the palate of this Chardonnay which has just a touch of light oak influence on the finish.
Argentina
San Juan
San Juan
Bodegas Callia
Chardonnay
13.5%
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San Juan region of Argentina

Behind Mendoza, San Juan is the second wine producing region in Argentina. San Juan is home to many varietals including Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah and for white wines Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Torrontes and Viognier. Although currently most famed for its still wines it also has a long history of producing sherry, brandy and vermouth.
 
Like Mendoza, San Juan is a high altitude (600m-1200m), semi-desert with very little rainfall. The vineyards have to rely on irrigation from the regions rivers and meltwatre from the Andies to survive.

Chardonnay

Dominant in Eastern France Chardonnay produces all great white Burgundies, Chablis and is a major grape varietal used for many Champagnes. It even takes its name from a village in the Mâconnais. The success and versatility of Chardonnay has resulted in it being grown across other wine producing nations, with particular success in Australia.

The characteristics of a great Chardonnay wine vary depending on the climate it is grown. In a cool climate (Chablis, Champagne) it is a steely wine, medium to light in body, with high acidity and green fruit notes. In medium, slightly warmer regions there are more citrus notes with buttery and honey characteristics. Then with hot climes you will find strong tropical fruit with lower acidity.

Chardonnay is almost always dry, and has a close affinity with oak. Typically the acids found in Chardonnay make it a strong wine for ageing, with the acids acting as a natural preservative. 



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Salads & Vegetables
This wine would suit Caesar, chicken, egg, fish or seafood salad. Would also work well with root vegetables such as carrots, onions and parsnips.
Fish & Seafood
Seafood and firm white fish such as plaice, skate and sole are good matches for this wine. You could also pair this wine with a clam chowder, kedgeree and smoked fish.
Pasta & Other Sauces
This wine works well with fish based sauces or ones that are light and creamy such as hollandaise. You could also go for a nice parsley sauce or pesto base.
Meats
Whether it's grilled, barbecued, baked or casseroled this wine works with white meats such as chicken, turkey and pork but it also suits duck and veal. 
Herbs & Spices
Works with big flavours such as coriander, fennel, garlic and ginger but will also work with basil, parsley or tarragon.
Spicy Foods
A great wine to enjoy with Thai, Chinese and light Indian dishes such as a Korma.
Cheeses
Matches well to Brie and Camembert but is very well suited to mozzarella and some mature Cheddars. 
 
Bottle 75cl:
£7.49
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Case of 6:
£44.94
- Earn 45 points -
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