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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While working as a Biotech equities analyst, a divine Burgundy stopped me in my tracks and made me re-evaluate life. Today, I'm a full time wine writer. Passionate about small, quality producers, minimal intervention winemaking & sustainability in wine.

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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • "So not much of a Burgundy/ Swiss connection Dave?"On one level ... ... grapes (pinot noir, gamay, chardonnay, though many others also grown in Switzerland), and lots of interaction between the populations. And Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) is viewed by some as the source of the Rhone, while others only see the lake as a wide spot in the river with ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France


  • It worked - I feel better.You're lucky, RCKR, that therapy never works for ... few other things--that Salus Chardonnay that I posted last week and a Wind Gap Pinot Noir. I missed out on an interesting sounding $15 Napa Syrah--I took too long to set up my account--but I'm certainly not going to lose sleep about tha Read More

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  • BLM, yeah I figured it was pretty close to Meyrin. It's generally ... many ... many of them. That's a chardonnay of a different color.Now for a curveball, and not quite on the same level as the others I've mentioned so far but still interesting and worthy, you could always go for the very distinctively local cheese beignets (called malakoff, a... Read More

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  • Short trip. Will be very busy but not too so to taste the wine. At Boston Logan Aitport.  Read More

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  • Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than ... ... ... Rita 2015 Medalla Real Chardonnay ($18)Composed entirely of Chardonnay from the Ledya Valley, this is one of the standard bearers of Chilean Chardonnay. Toasted hazelnut, green apple and a hint of citrus emerge from the nose. The palate is studded with flesh... Read More

    From the article Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet


  • Can you tell us any more about your Burgundy white, Duncan? One of the more ... they ended up focusing on chardonnay once his wife insisted on it because it didn't stain his beard like reds did.Rodet is based in Mercurey, so has always been a bit of an outlier, though it's a nice place for a visit. They currently bottle plenty of whites across... Read More

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  • Antonin Rodet Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 1983

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104308.The Corton-Charlemagne appellation was created in 1937 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans and it is named after the Emperor Charlemagne.The story goes that it is a white wine only appellation because his wife did not like his w... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • What is the point of this survey? It's pretty bad actually. For example:How ... them. And then Cab, Merlot, Chardonnay are not "styles" of grapes. They are what's called "cultivars", or to most people, "varieties". They can all be made in many styles, from white to sweet to fortified. If you tell us what you're trying to accomplish, people migh... Read More

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  • Hey all!Super excited to just join the community as I've been doing studies on wine consumption recently with my school.This forum seemed like a place with a ton of like-minded passionate people all in the same place. I thought I could get the best insight from everyone on here.Anyways, I've created a quick 1 minute questionnaire on wine consump... Read More

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  • Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley 2011

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    fair balance of tropical fruits and oak Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Love it

    Comment by 489356Nelli Rihacek 489356 Nelli Rihacek


  • I have a 1991 Chardonnay with a serial number of 06098 is it worth anything

    Comment by 563304bearfan54 563304 bearfan54


  • I have been given a bottle of Domaine de Racape from the Loire but can't find out anything about it - has anybody got any info please.

    Comment by 215341Grape Friend 215341 Grape Friend


  • The Sonoma-Cutrer is a big hit here. Any suggestions for another wine that would be simular?

    Comment by 96527Bethanneq 96527 Bethanneq


  • What are some of your favorite buttery chardonnay?

    Comment by 468051amyfilipek 468051 amyfilipek


  • Any suggestions for a good Chardonnay in 1.5L for around $15.00?

    Comment by 535836fonesj1983 535836 fonesj1983


  • Villa Maria has a really unoaked Chardonnay. Has a butterscotch vanilla finish. I'd love to know if anyone has tried other Villa Maria Chardonnays. I'd hate to buy a wine that didn't meet expectations. I've done enough of that already.

    Comment by 527015Durnrag 527015 Durnrag


  • I like un-oaked Chard and find Toad Hollow to be one of the best for the $$$. 2008 is very good and now sports a screw cap.

    Comment by 519269Fairfield 519269 Fairfield


  • One of the consistently great Califonia Chardonnays over the last almost three decades has been Navarro's Premier Reserve. This wine can still be had for about 20 dollars and since it's inception has been Burgundian in style with Navarro's "deep-end" touch. I would put this wine up against any price bottle but at $20 it blows away anything els...

    Comment by 508589GROC 508589 GROC


  • something with almonds and lemon

    Comment by 492441Smill05 492441 Smill05


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