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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  • La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014


    Round and firm fruit notes of white peach, ripe melon and green apple on the nose with tangerine and citrus rounding out the aromas. Juicy pear and apple notes in the mouth with chunky melon and just a touch of grapefruit with an orange blossom and cream finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Happy Garnacha Day! This day celebrates Garnacha and honors its freedom from ... ... has been hailed for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. That definition is evolving as the region commits to increase plantings of its native Garnacha over the next few years. This does not mean that all DO Somontano Garnacha is young. The region is known ... Read More

    From the article The Map to Great Garnacha, Part Three

  • "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

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  • 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


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website 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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  • For years I have been buying your 5 L boxes of Chardonay and Cabernet at Washington DC stores when they are on sale. For the past six months; no sales. When I called to ask why? "Franzia has raised prices too much to have any more sles of the box wines."

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  • i was given a bottle of The Rothbury Estate 1991 Cowra Chardonnay. This wine was selected by the house committee of the parliment of NSW. So therefore has it has the parliment of NSW label, can anyone tell me of its value?

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  • i have just been given a bottle of pominio bianco 2003 chardonnay. can anyone give me an estimate on what its worth?

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  • I am looking for the "old style" Chardonnay. The kind most people don't like these days. Big, bold with creamy oaky long finish. Is there such a thing anymore? I really don't like stainless steel Chardonnay.

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  • 2008 reserva del fin del mundo patagonia, argentina

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  • smooth buttery finish malalactic processed

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