Wine of the Week – Schneider Chardonnay

Wine of the Week – Schneider Chardonnay

A Chardonnay from Germany? Are you serious? Yes we are, but before we tell you about it, let’s start with some education about this grape. If you don’t care about these knowledge bombs continue with the third paragraph or just simply go ahead and order a case of the Schneider Chardonnay in Chilled Wine’s Online Shop now.

Chardonnay is the second most planted white wine grape with over 160,000 hectares worldwide, just behind Airén, a grape native to Spain that nobody has ever heard of, let alone drank it. Chardonnay is commonly spread around the globe and nearly every wine producing country has at least some Chardonnay stocks planted which makes this grape variety so interesting. The styles can differ tremendously from crisp, clean and fresh to round and oaky and to elegant, smooth and fruity.

Let’s now get back to the question this article began with. Markus Schneider embodies the change of winemaking in Germany and so does his Chardonnay. It proves that great white wine of this grape doesn’t necessarily have to come from France. It has flavours of exotic fruits like pineapple, pear and melon to it and comes with a long lasting and fine-aromatic finish on the palate. It almost seems like the Hip Hop duo Outkast was inspired by this wine to come up with one of their song titles since it is “So Fresh, So Clean”.  The rather light percentage in alcohol (12.5%) and recommended serving temperature of 8-11 degrees make it pair perfectly with seafood, veal, rice dishes and even soups. As if this wasn’t enough, you also receive a short story of one of the adventures of “The Clever Little Tailor” on the label (provided you speak German and if not just get in touch with us and we will be happy to translate).

 Get yourself some Schneider Chardonnay now!