It was a good choice. Dry, crisp and bright, with a clean aroma. It smelled of fresh fruit salad with a hint of nuttiness and cinnamon, which was strange but good.
It was pretty fruity, with melon and red apple (not a good description, but a mature, sweet apple, not like a green one!).
Despite being almost, but not completely exactly unlike, Pinot Grigio, the wine went down well, receiving a thumbs up.
Then there was the pesky moment when I explained it was Chardonnay – a surprise, but one that may have opened up a new, and slightly more expensive interest in wine.