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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  • Deux Roches Vire-Clesse Tradition Collovray & Terrier 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Albert Bichot Domaine Long Depaquit 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Quail Oak Chardonnay


    Love this wine! Read More

    Wine review by Kathy Salazar

  • L'Acadie Vineyards Vintage Cuvee 2014


    Bruce Ewert (late of the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada) has done ... (L'Acadie Blanc, Seyval) and Chardonnay exudes Brioche on the nose (though admittedly light) and fine toasty bread and cookie flavours on entry. Finish is clean and worthy; excellent mousse tops the dram well. Seek this out. 9 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • The future of New Zealand wine is strong – both through local sales and, ... ... Some of these include: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Methode Traditionnelle and Rosé.Export statistics (taken from NZ Winegrowers) reflect an increase in demand for New Zealand wine in the USA (NZ$175 million 2007 to NZ$460 million 2016), United Kingdom (NZ$227 ... Read More

    From the article The Future of New Zealand Wine

  • As we wrap up our NY trip...... On. Monday we walked over the Brooklyn Bridge ... nice 2014 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay before the concert. Crisp citrus, lemon, oak, good acidity, medium body and finish. Not bad for under $2 Read More

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  • St. Francis Chardonnay Sonoma County 2010


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    Wine review by FFLADY

  • Early Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay 2016


    94% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Gris. Neutral oak, less than 20% new oak. Very pale color. A little salted butter on nose. Coconut, pear, and lemon zest. Cream notes mid palate. Delicate finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Chardonnay Reserve 2015


    25% new oak. More structure than the basic Chardonnay, but has just a little faint vanilla on the nose and is a little bland on the palate. I prefer the acidity and flavor of the steel-barrel non-Reserve Chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Chardonnay 2015


    100% Chardonnay. Neutral oak. Apple notes on nose and palate. A little prickling acidity mid palate. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

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