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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  • AmourAdelaide Hills has made significant advances in the quality of all its wine over the last 5-10 years.  Much has got to do with maturing site and clone selection.The weather gods also play a greater than normal part as the hills do have quite volatile weather and it can rain in the hills but be dry and warm on the plainsThe great part is for... Read More

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  • I should also mention the 2015 RED CLAW MORNINGTON PENINSULAR CHARDONNAY from YABBY LAKE.  It cost 18 pounds in London, England.Southeastern Melbourne really does produce finesse....such soft, delicate, fresh, subtly citrusy offerings! Read More

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  • The 2014 M3 Chardonnay SHAW & SMITH is really good!Quite racy! I guess that has to do with the cooler climate of the ADELAIDE HILLS.  Read More

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  • It depends of course, but i the food is spicy I'd go with something ... ... ... for the popularity of Chardonnay in the U Read More

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  • The top producers are very goodMargaret River  - bottom South West Corner of Western AustraliaLeeuwin Estate Art Series and PreludePierroVoyager EstateBeechworth  - Northern VictoriaGiaconda - generally regarded as our no1, and is certainly excellentMornington [Southeast of Melbounre and Yarra Valley [Northeast of Melbourne]\Lots of producers ha... Read More

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  • 2015 Reserve Personnelle Macon-Charnay, France Chardonnay 2015


    this Chardonnay has its best expression when just slightly chilled Read More

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  • Errazuriz Valle de Aconcagua Max Reserva Chardonnay 2015


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  • Leeuwin makes several that I've had and tried and for my money they are tops in Australia.  Vasse Felix makes a solid entry level Chard and an even better Hatesbury.  Oakridge Estate makes a couple of chards that I've had in the past also -  but I like Yarra  Valley offering the best. Read More

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  • Very interesting contribution, RCKR 1951.You are in my prayers......Be well.... Read More

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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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