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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While working as a Biotech equities analyst, a divine Burgundy stopped me in my tracks and made me re-evaluate life. Today, I'm a full time wine writer. Passionate about small, quality producers, minimal intervention winemaking & sustainability in wine.

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Chardonnay on Snooth

  • We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This ... blind tasting that matched Chardonnay and Cabernet from California against the best the French had to offer from Burgundy and Bordeaux.  When the tasting was done, it was a stunning sweep for the Napa Valley wines,  as the French judges gave top honors to the Chatea... Read More

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  • We are getting our daughter's bedroom painted today and tomorrow, now that ... I opened her one of our nice Chardonnay wines from Domaine Drouhin, a winery we joined in Oregon this year during our March 2017 trip to Washington and Oregon.  Now I can tell you, this is a nice Chardonna Read More

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  • Finca la Linda Unoaked Chardonnay 2008

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    Crisp unoaked chardonnay. Nice offering for the price. Higher alcohol content for a white combined with sugar makes it more potent than most. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... and Smith M3 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - this is one of the best we produce in the Hills and the S&S team seem t have got access to some great fruit and with sensible approach to malo and Oak have produced a very persuasive Chardy - a bit like a Merseult i think. AUD 3... Read More

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  • Yes, how is the wine in the Ukraine?  I bet the good stuff is shipped to ... to ... Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Rkatsitel Read More

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  • Domaine des Deux Roches Saint-Veran Rives de Longsault 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly Premiere Cru 2004

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... in this area.was made from chardonnay grapes grown in the Premier Cru vineyard of En Remigny and was aged for a year in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my fish and chip supper.It is a dry wine but not bone-dry.There is a melon,peach and pear style fruit there with some ci... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Some Burgundy winemakers pull their noses up at Beaujolais but, like it or not, ... Beaujolais produced (from Chardonnay under the A.C. Beaujolais and A.C. Beaujolais Villages labels) but it’s Beaujolais Rouge that’s turning the global head.   Beaujolais’ image took a hammering in the past thanks to Beaujolais Nouveau. This once heavily markete... Read More

    From the article Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom


  • I am now inspired as we have a long weekend in most of Australia this weekend ... journey to Riesling, maybe Chardonnay, definitely Pinot Noir before a mandatory Shiraz and maybe depending on flow a Cab with cheese at the endSo tonight I will plan the menu over a glass of wine and shop on Saturday and cook sundayI will report the carnage somet... Read More

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  • Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet 2014

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    Unlike the winemaker notes' description, I found this Chardonnay unremarkable, somewhat bland, and with little aroma. I have had less expensive wines from Olivier Leflaive and other Chardonnays with much more power and resonance. Read More

    Wine review by ladyjane9


  • 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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