Esterházy Leithaberg DAC, Chardonnay 2017

75cl bottle: £14.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £179.40

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The drinks business interviewed the general manager of the Esterházy winery, Stefan Tscheppe where he quoted this Leithaberg Chardonnay as being 'among the world's best'. Stefan went on to say that this is "not a run-of-the-mill Chardonnay, it’s the next level, so to speak.”


In November 2018, our buyer visited the winery and was bowled over by this Chardonnay, the Burgenland style uses fine-grained German oak barrels maintaining more freshness in the wine, while not influencing the taste dramatically. It is everything you would expect from the best of Burgundy; gorgeous ripe fruit, freshness, elegance and flinty minerality.

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Our Tasting Notes

Pale straw-yellow in colour. On the nose apricot and crisp pear, pairs nicely with hay and delicate toffee, finally accompanied by flint stone characteristics. On the palate black pepper and a smoky minerality following onto creaminess and depth from maturation in large oak casks. Vibrant acidity makes for elegant and pleasurable drinking. The wine has an eternal finish!

Wine Data

Grape variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: Burgenland
Alcohol: 13%

About

Chardonnay was first planted in Leithaberg in 1758 when Burgundian Countess Maria Lunati-Visconti, wife of Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy of Leithaberg, ordered grapes from her home region to be planted there.