Freedom of the press Chardonnay

Classic English Chardonnay

Limited edition 1st release Chardonnay from Freedom of the press comes from a hot vintage giving great flavours of orange, citrus and honey. There is a nice acidity to the palate and lingering finish making it the perfect accomplement to food or enjoy a glass on its own. This wine has had a gentle oak ageing in old oak barrels and so inparts little flavours but give a wonderful buttery texture on the palate. 

An excellent example of English Chardonnay. 

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£27.99

Style

  • 4/5

    Acidity

  • 1/5

    Tannin

  • 1/5

    Sweetness

  • Medium

    Alcohol

  • Medium

    Body

Aromas

  • Honey

  • Lemon

  • Orange

  • Peach

  • Wet Stone

  • Floral

Details

More Information
Wine TypeWhite wine
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol13
Units9.75
RegionOxfordshire
CountryUnited Kingdom
Grape VarietalChardonnay

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Freedom of the press winery

Freedom of the press winery

Freedom of the Press is an urban winery on a hill in the Cotswolds and is owned and run by Gavin Carver. Although a very small winery they so have a range of vessels used in their fermentation including steel tanks, earthenware jars, a concrete egg and old French oak barrels. 

All the grapes are grown at vineyards in Essex, this region has the ideal microclimate to ripen the grapes and retain the beautiful fresh fruit flavours. Gavin then works his magic to turn these humble grapes into amazing wines including Chardonnay, Bacchus and Pinot Gris. 

 

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.