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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  • How were the Chalone chardonnay?And how many people killed those BBQ soldiers chez OT? Read More

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  • Bubbles2011 Charles Heintz Deana Nicole, Sparkling Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast $52 (3)An email blast from ACME, they had 6 bottles, I snagged 3. Michael Cruz of Ultramarine and Cruz Wines is the winemaker.  Nice snag JD. I'm jealous! Read More

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  • Domaine Auvigue Macon Solutre le Moulin du Pont 2014


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  • We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This ... blind tasting that matched Chardonnay and Cabernet from California against the best the French had to offer from Burgundy and Bordeaux.  When the tasting was done, it was a stunning sweep for the Napa Valley wines,  as the French judges gave top honors to the Chatea... Read More

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  • We are getting our daughter's bedroom painted today and tomorrow, now that ... I opened her one of our nice Chardonnay wines from Domaine Drouhin, a winery we joined in Oregon this year during our March 2017 trip to Washington and Oregon.  Now I can tell you, this is a nice Chardonna Read More

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  • Finca la Linda Unoaked Chardonnay 2008


    Crisp unoaked chardonnay. Nice offering for the price. Higher alcohol content for a white combined with sugar makes it more potent than most. Read More

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... and Smith M3 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - this is one of the best we produce in the Hills and the S&S team seem t have got access to some great fruit and with sensible approach to malo and Oak have produced a very persuasive Chardy - a bit like a Merseult i think. AUD 3... Read More

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  • Domaine des Deux Roches Saint-Veran Rives de Longsault 2012


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  • Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly Premiere Cru 2004


    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... in this area.was made from chardonnay grapes grown in the Premier Cru vineyard of En Remigny and was aged for a year in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my fish and chip supper.It is a dry wine but not bone-dry.There is a melon,peach and pear style fruit there with some ci... Read More

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