Balfour Springfield Chardonnay

Complex and delicious.

Old world Chardonnay meets new world. French and American oak barrels have been used to add spice and texture to the delicate Kent Chardonnay.

A fresh palate with hints of grapefruit, green apple and cinnamon. Skillful use of oak has produced a wine of great intensity, complexity and purity. The finish is long, with lime and salty notes.

Hush Heath Estate is the home to Balfour Winery. A beautiful Tudor Estate in the heart of Kent, the Garden of England. The Estate comprises 400-acres of manicured vineyards, apple orchards, wildflower meadows and ancient oak woodland, rich in flora and fauna. Sustainability and conservation are of paramount importance and reflected in the practices used across the Estate.

Each of Balfour’s 200-acres of vineyards has been carefully chosen and planted to compliment their winemaking philosophy. Located on either clay, chalk or greensand each vineyard is an expression of its unique terroir.

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£27.99

Style

  • 4/5

    Acidity

  • 1/5

    Tannin

  • 1/5

    Sweetness

  • Low

    Alcohol

  • Medium

    Body

Aromas

  • Apple

  • Cinnamon

  • Grapefruit

  • Pear

Details

More Information
Wine TypeWhite wine
ClosureScrew Cap
Alc. Vol12
Units9
RegionKent
CountryUnited Kingdom
Grape VarietalChardonnay

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The Grape - Chardonnay

The Grape - Chardonnay

The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. The Chardonnay grape itself is neutral, with many of the flavours commonly associated with the wine being derived from influences such as terrior and oak.

In cool climates like northern France or England you would expect flavours of orchard fruits like apples, pears and green plums but in the warmer climbs of California in the USA or Adelaide in Australia you may see tropical fruits, sometimes even banana. 

Chardonnay is well adapted to taking on flavours from its surroundings, for example fermenting or ageing in oak gives the wine flavours of vanilla, smoke and toast. It is most often used as a single variety in still wines but is equally successful blended into some of the best sparkling wines in the world, incuding Champagne and English sparkling wine.