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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  • Jam Cellars Chardonnay Butter 2014

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    Wine review by khaves


  • Montparnasse Vin Mousseux France Brut NV

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    not a fan of sparkling wine: the bubbles tend to compete with the flavor and in ... seems to taste like a bubbly chardonnay, and we do not want tha Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Thank you all for the comments! I like white wine mostly but I appreciate red also. Chardonnay and moscato are my favourites types Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Holidays


  • One French varietal is working its way to the front of the pack after spending ... ... as an alternative to Chardonnay, saying “this fragrant, full-bodied, low-acid wine often carries flavors of stone fruits, such as peach and apricot.” Radil concluded the article by mentioning an evening class he will teach about the Rhone varietals at Belli... Read More

    From the article Rhone, Rhone, Rhone Your Boat: Washington Wineries Turning To French River Valley Grape


  • As a wine consumer I love to read about others experiences with wine, but one ... Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay 75% of this wine was fermented in a combination of new and used French and American oak and underwent malolactic fermentation. The other 25% was fermented in stainless steel and did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The r... Read More

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  • Things are going slow but steady in British Columbia.  The ... but ... but Pinot Noir has replaced Chardonnay as the third most planted,” reported Judie Steeves wrote in the article. “And although grape acreage is increasing still, that growth has slowed.” According to Steeves' article, British Columbia's wine region boasted 10,260 acres (4,15... Read More

    From the article BCFG Releases Vineyard Stats for 2014 Growing Season


  • Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Durell Vineyard 2007

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    A favorite! A rich, full wine that doesn't disappoint! Read More

    Wine review by VTSand


  • DV you may be referring to a half case of Sunstone Chardonnay which was a gift from the winery and winemaker Bion Rice on the occasion of my retirement from teaching. Bion was one of my students. He is making wine at Sunstone and at his first winery Artiste in Los Olivos. Artiste is actually my favorite winery in the valley that specializes in b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Enophiles!


  • Etude Chardonnay Ml

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    Wine review by tkl1728


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