Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape used in the production of white white. The variety originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral and is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France, to New World Wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavors. The flavors become more citrus, peach, and melon, while in very warm locations, more fig and tropical fruit notes such as banana and mango come out.
This kit produces 22.5L (30 bottles equivalent) of stunning Chardonnay (5 gallon of white wine).
Although it takes around 1 week to finish, we highly recommend leaving this wine for as long as possible for further maturation and to release its more complex flavours and to deepen them further.
Included in the kit is a container of concentrated grape juice and sachets of yeast, stabiliser, finings and addback flavours - this improves taste & bouquet. You will need to add additional sugar (approx. 3.5Kg) and also add water.
Basic winemaking equipment is required for this kit, which can be found in the 'Starter Kits' section of our website.