Few grape varieties divide opinion quite like the mighty Chardonnay. Since you’re reading this, we’re going to go ahead and assume you’re in the ‘Love’ column, so come on in, we’ve got some treats for you.

In the world of wine, Chardonnay is technically classified as a ‘neutral’ grape. What this means in real terms is that, unlike ‘aromatic’ varieties like Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc, the flavours associated with Chardonnay mainly arise from the nature of the environment in which the vines grow, aka the ‘terroir’. Of course oak barrels are another way to impart strong flavour