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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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • 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


  • 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

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  • 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


  • Jordan Chardonnay 2015

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    Rich buttery aromas of green apple, peach, dried apricot, melon and vanilla. Smooth and full bodied on the palate, refreshing with an excellent heft of vanilla bean, toasted oak and fruit flavors of green apple, pear and melon, a touch of lemon as well with a finish of smoky oak. Creamy, zesty, generous and full flavored. 91 pts. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I tasted through a selection of Chenin Blanc for #CheninBlancDay last June. ... ... Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay Robertson 2016Juicy, honeyed apple and floral peach aromas. Pleasantly spiced with just a touch of honey on the palate with fresh acidity, citrus fruits of grapefruit and stone fruit notes of peach, tart green notes of lime ze... Read More

    From the article South African Chenin is the Ideal Winter White


  • Simonnet Febvre Bourgogne Chitry 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Carta Vieja Kidia Reserva Chardonnay Loncomilla Valley Chile 2015

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  • I've had two bottles explode (glass tops) when opening with a proper corkscrew. Glass everywhere and cuts. What's the story here?

    Comment by 1482603Snoother 1482603 1482603 Snoother 1482603


  • What accompaniments do you have with it?

    Comment by 1297081Fazie 1297081 Fazie


  • Hi, We recently tried your idol Chardonnay whilst holidaying in Lara Beach and we fell in love with this tasty yet delicate wine.. could you please tell me if this is sold in the UK? Kind Regards Ony

    Comment by 1141710onyNony 1141710 onyNony


  • Talbott. The Kali Hart is the best value for the dollar today and light in oak. The Sleepy Hollow vineyard is burgundian to me... also a great value

    Comment by 727845ottrad1 727845 ottrad1


  • what is the calorie content of 8 oz. of the chard. boxed ?

    Comment by 861559wildflower 2 861559 wildflower 2


  • I'm visiting the Carneros region. Would appreciate any suggestions for wineries with nice oak chards. Thanks.

    Comment by 241717Morrilyn Robertson 241717 Morrilyn Robertson


  • Hello All!!! its Beamer! I have just tried a new vintage called Fog Head. from California, Very very tasty!!!! wicked fruit blend, that goes great with chicken! (what i just ate for din din) latley trying new chardonnay's have been pissing me off, in the sense that jackson triggs, gave me an allergic reaction to my eyes!!!!! but this one i...

    Comment by 782313beamer 782313 beamer


  • What does VC mean as the tag for Sterling Chardonnay?

    Comment by 784621novicegb 784621 novicegb


  • I love Chard with oak and even heavy oak. Any suggestions?

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


  • I was told by the salesperson that the Dona Sole Chardonnay has oak. There is no indication on the bottle stating the contents.

    Comment by 745981barbjarvis 745981 barbjarvis


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