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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  • Puligny-Montrachet Charles Thomas 1988

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... has been famous for white chardonnay wines for centuries although there are a few reds.The commune of Puligny-Montrachet got appellation status for whit wines only in 1939.There are 3 Grand Cru vineyards and 50 Premier Cru although my bottle is a village level wine.I started my bottle last night... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2015

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    Gift on our July 7, 2019 deck party. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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  • Some wines.A Gruner Veltliner. Not bad. It would be interesting to see more of ... ... It's a really tasty Chardonnay and I would have bought more if I had a way to bring them back. First class wine. One of many good wines from Burrowing Owl. And they don't have a tasting fee per se, they ask for a donation that's devoted to helping the burro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Northwest Wineries


  • So on a whim we decided to visit British Columbia. But we flew up to ... ... tried. They make a series of Chardonnays and these were crisp, clean, lightly oaked and quite delicious. I would love to put them into a blind tasting with some Chablis. Classy wines for sure.Overall there were a lot of good wines and the prices were great when compar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Northwest Wineries


  • Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Champs Gain Chateau Masson 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bedrock Wine Co. Chuy Chardonnay Moon Mountain District 2017

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    Very pretty deep straw color. Fairly big nose--oaky bouquet, tropical fruit aromas. Noticeable caramel is followed by tropical fruit--pineapple, kiwi--on the tongue. The "Tropical Fruit" descriptor tells you that there is plenty of acid in this one. That's probably why I like it Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Now drinking a Nielson by Byron Chardonnay (2015) and it is excellent - especially for the price - even if price is no option.  (Is it, I wonder?... maybe a philosophical discussion on the Moral Science is forthcoming at some point, but not now).Why?  It was on sale for about 18-19 dollars US which is good up here in the Great White North.  I ha... Read More

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  • Byron Vineyards Nielson By Byron Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2015

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    This old Santa Barbara winery produced a magnificent and delicious medium bodied Chard in 2015. The Stelvin (screwcap) closure helps preserve the freshness; the bouquet is showing development in the bottle with a hint of ginger and cinnamon on a bed of lightly cooked delicious apple. Entry is light with prudent levels of viscosity and a sprinkl... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais-Villages Blanc 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.vinatis.co.uk for ... Blanc is made of the chardonnay grape but is not common partly because some communes in Beaujolais have regulations restricting the proportion of white grapes allowed and partly because the Maconnais appellations overlap northern Beaujolais and many producers regard them as... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • If you haven't had wines from Romania, you’re missing out. Big time!I ... the whites, Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Aligoté, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Riesling Italico - (or Italian Riesling - called Welschriesling in Germany), and Viognier. Rosé wines seem to be very popular in Romania these days (like they are also popular here in ... Read More

    From the article A Trip through the Wines of Romania


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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?

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  • 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

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

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  • 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...

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