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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  • Actually, I remember 2014 BINDI-Quartz Chardonnay as balanced but somewhat....only somewhat of a powerhouse; such richness and a certain degree of volume!  NO BORING FRUSTRATING WINE HERE.... TO MY DELIGHT!I was told that 2014 can be cellared as it is sure to further develop and attain greater texture.  I can see that this wine has room for furt... Read More

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  • Bindi Quartz is really goodat risk of the restarting the minerality argument I am curious to how you would describe the BindiXanadu is quite good but does have a volatile history both wine wise and ownership wise Read More

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  • Henri de Villars 'La Forgeotte' Coteaux du Lyonnais 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a stand at last month's London ... ... are red ] made of gamay or chardonnay grapes from an area of 49 communes between the City of Lyon and the foothills of the Massif Central to the west.Henri de Villars is a wine merchant/negociant based in Nuits St Georges but I have been unable to find out much ab... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • OTHER GOOD AUSSIE CHARDONNAY that I had in London, England:XANADU-Estate Chard 2014  Margaret RiverBINDI-Quartz Chard 2014  (more pricey than Xanadu)  Victoria  Read More

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  • Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay 2012

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    ok but too much alcohol Read More

    Wine review by ostensor


  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... ... Hills - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon BlancPLus the Riverland which is our Bulk Wine regionWA has Margaret river which is Cabernet and CHardonnayVictoria has many small regions  - Yarra Valley, Mornington, Macedon Ranges, Beechworth, - these make exc... Read More

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  • By the way...I was having lunch in Miami at the Four Seasons Hotel and saw ... saw that LEEUWIN ESTATE Chardonnay is available there by the bottle........at a price!! Read More

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  • YES...for US exporting...was about to say...  Read More

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  • RCKR - Shiraz/Syrah I tend to default to the Aussie term but yes I think they label most Syrah - marketing reasons I suspectGiessen make some interesting top end wines but their standard commercial SB is one clearly in the dishwater + capsicum class Read More

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  • HAHA!!!THANKS FOR TIPS...from THE HORSES MOUTHS SO TO SPEAK!!! Read More

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