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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  • Have you noticed that wherever you are in the world, the Christmas lunch menu ... far and it still has to be Chardonnay look to Chile’s cool Casablanca Valley (Errazuriz Wild Ferment 2015, £12, $20); the ripe citrus apple flavours make for an exotic combination.Grassy, citrus Sancerre will be as popular as ever but if £15 (US$25) isn’t, try To... Read More

    From the article Have a Grand Cru Christmas!


  • Rawnsley Estate Hunter Chardonnay 75c

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    Wine review by Terryr6598


  • Kirkland Signature Chablis Premier Cru 2015

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    Very nice. I will pick up more if still availible. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Well, no Zinfandel today, as I stopped for oysters on the half-shell after a ... a ... I had a glass of Chardonnay from Monterey County (CA) and it was very nice.  Four types of oysters from the east coast, plus the bread they serve and I was done.  I'm on a diet of sorts before I pig out over Christma Read More

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  • Cote Mas Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Brut

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    Austere, mineral driven notes of lime zest and grapefruit with a touch of wet slate and white blossom on the nose. Searing acidity recedes into a creamy texture on the palate - this is bold and refreshing, zesty and lively with fruit flavors of lemon, grapefruit and melon on the mid palate. Mineral notes and sea spray give this a clean, light fi... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cote Mas Brut Cremant de Limoux NV

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    Heady toast and honeyed biscuit aromas with baked apple and pear notes. Crisp and refreshing palate of green apple and golden berries, this is nicely tart on the mid palate with some grapefruit flavor and a burst of acidity which sustains through to the lemon meringue and pineapple finish with a touch of crumb cake. Fresh and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Fetzer Anthony Hill Chardonnay NV

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    Wine review by raindance


  • Bonjour!Please accept my introduction today. Currently, I am Proprietor of La ... a red blend, a pinot noir, a chardonnay and a sauvignon blanc) which would be my daily go to. Something noteworthy, yet affordable. I would appreciate any input towards that endeavor.Please may you enjoy a lovely day!Gina  &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • It’s high wine season – the most wonderful time of the year. And ... And ... taste for fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. While eighty percent of grapes grown in Bourgogne are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, there’s an array of fabulous options on the fringes that are sure to wow your holiday guests. This is precisely why we’ve decided to celebrate T... Read More

    From the article The 12 Days of Bourgogne Wine


  • Henri Larue Pouilly-Loche 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £10.APouilly-Loche ... white wines only made of the chardonnay grape from the commune of Loche on the Cotes Maconnais in southern Burgundy.It is located next to Pouilly-Fuisse and Pouilly-Vinzelles about 2 miles south-west of the town of Macon.I have not been able to discover much about... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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