Chardonnay

Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Cross between Pinot & Gouais Blanc
Aliases: Aubaine, Beaunois, Gamay Blanc, Melon Blanc...
Grape Color: White
Regions: Though the origins of Chardonnay lie in France’s Burgundy region, the grape is grown worldwide.
Type(s) of the Wine the Grape Produces: Chablis, White Burgundy, Champagne

British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, Chardonnay took its varietal qualities to the next level and ‘virtually became a brand.’

Delicate. Malleable. Neutral. Reflecting on its terroir and its winemakers’ preferences, Chardonnay gained fame from its widespread success in the Burgundy and Champagne regions of France. If a painter stares at his blank white canvas with a thousand possibilities of expressing himself to society, winemakers do no differently with Chardonnay. This varietal holds the rare quality of having its flavors mold to the many differences in Read more »

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  • 'The Pilot' Hawkes Bay New Zealand Chardonnay 2013

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    A wonderful smooth, not too sweet, not too tart, just right wine. a great chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 24 oysters?  I make that to be 12 apiece.  Totally decadent. ... ... Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.  She really liked the PB from Alsace.  I stuck with Robert Biale "Black Chicken" Zinfande Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Apaltagua Chardonnay Unoaked Reserva Casablanca Valley Chile 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by caitlinclaire


  • Reports from the double-barreled southern duo of sun-guzzlers are positive, for ... ... the sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot,” he said. We don't expect to be harvesting much longer. We'll probably finish by earlier next week.” Fortune has been on his side this year, he said. “This year we've been very lucky. The fruit's been very ripe, it's ... Read More

    From the article New Zealand, Australia Regions Hopeful About 2015 Wines


  • Meursault Vieilles Vignes Herve Kerlann 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cremant de Bourgogne is the appellation for the white and rose sparkling wines ... ... from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes in the methode traditionelle.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is Cremant de Bourgogne?


  • Michigan winemakers Bill & Susuan Braymer were featured this past Thursday ... trying their hand at making Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Who's laughing now?” The Braymers then outlined several points which, in their opinion, could boost Michigan's wine industry. “Let's start with changing Michigan Wine Month,” the couple said. “Ri... Read More

    From the article Too Optimistic? Winemakers Pitch Prestigious Future for Michigan Wines


  • Domaine de Grezan Chardonnay Pays d'Oc 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Pressney


  • Science is jumping in on the debate about whether music can influence the taste ... taste of your next glass of chardonnay. This past weekend news website Inquisitr featured a story about the conclusions of Charles Spence, a professor of behavioral psychology who claims music can alter our enjoyment of a drink or meal. “Can we capture aromas or... Read More

    From the article Oxford Prof Says Link Exists Between Food, Wine, Music


  • Chardonnay would have been a good pairing with this lobster tail today.  I had already ordered the full glass of Cabernet Sauvignon (from Mendoza, Argentina) before deciding to add this lobster tail to my flat bread lunch at Seasons 52.  I still enjoyed the wine, even though its a young 2013 vintage. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • I've had two bottles explode (glass tops) when opening with a proper corkscrew. Glass everywhere and cuts. What's the story here?

    Comment by 1482603Snoother 1482603 1482603 Snoother 1482603


  • What accompaniments do you have with it?

    Comment by 1297081Fazie 1297081 Fazie


  • Hi, We recently tried your idol Chardonnay whilst holidaying in Lara Beach and we fell in love with this tasty yet delicate wine.. could you please tell me if this is sold in the UK? Kind Regards Ony

    Comment by 1141710onyNony 1141710 onyNony


  • Talbott. The Kali Hart is the best value for the dollar today and light in oak. The Sleepy Hollow vineyard is burgundian to me... also a great value

    Comment by 727845ottrad1 727845 ottrad1


  • what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?

    Comment by 861559wildflower 2 861559 wildflower 2


  • I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.

    Comment by 241717Morrilyn Robertson 241717 Morrilyn Robertson


  • Hello All!!! its Beamer! I have just tried a new vintage called Fog Head. from California, Very very tasty!!!! wicked fruit blend, that goes great with chicken! (what i just ate for din din) latley trying new chardonnay's have been pissing me off, in the sense that jackson triggs, gave me an allergic reaction to my eyes!!!!! but this one i...

    Comment by 782313beamer 782313 beamer


  • What does VC mean as the tag for Sterling Chardonnay?

    Comment by 784621novicegb 784621 novicegb


  • I love Chard with oak and even heavy oak. Any suggestions?

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


  • I was told by the salesperson that the Dona Sole Chardonnay has oak. There is no indication on the bottle stating the contents.

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


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