Château Souverain, Chardonnay, California, USA, 2014
(at Waitrose Cookery School, London, 09 May 2017)
A Californian wine at this price point is a hard find, especially when it is this tasty. Grapes from this entry-level offering have been sourced from cool climate vineyards in California's coastal regions. It is a medium-bodied Chardonnay with lemon peel and tropical flavours combined with butter and yeasty intensity, but is fresh and elegant on the palate. This is a classy discovery, especially for this price, and is a wine to impress your dinner guests with.