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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  • Hi everyone,So let's post here some wine that presidents drink all over the ... ... they had 2014 Merlot and Chardonnay "Usadba Divnomorskoe". It's about 35-40$. Haven't tasted yet....I wonder why it's written in Russian, how Macron would read it? Read More

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  • April in Paris is wonderful, but for someone who loves Champagne, April in ... ... ... — Pinot Noir and Chardonnay — they are completely different wines: Coteaux Champenois tend to be a bit lighter in color and body, and less fruit-forward than their Burgundian counterparts with higher acidity and a distinct mineral edge. Moreover, these wine... Read More

    From the article The Latest from Champagne


  • Albert Bichot Saint Romain 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Church & Mills Chardonnay 2016

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    This was about as floral on the nose as they come. Almost fake. However, it was both floral and crisp. Screw top and good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Cuvee Beatrice Orchys Saint Veran 2004

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £9 from the website ... white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 8 communes in the southern part of the Maconais region of Burgundy. Some of the communes produce reds sold under Beaujolais appellations but Saint Veran is regarded as more prestigious than Beaujolais Blanc.I have not been able to discove... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Kendal Jenner, sorry, Kendal Jackson Vinters reserve  Chardonnay 2010.  Its has a beautiful golden color, and I liked the acidity. Its was ok, i guess. #UpWithTheBananas Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Ropiteau Freres Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Santa Barbara Landing Chardonnay 2014

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    Great price point. Floral nose. Crisp finish. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Bonterra Chardonnay Mendocino County Organically Grown Grapes 2016

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    Light, airy aromas of powdered sugar, honeysuckle and melon. Creamy and easy drinking on the palate with light spice, floral notes of wild blossom, and fruit flavors of white peach, melon and green apple, finishing with a touch of cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Flag Hill Cayuga White 2005

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    Wine review by JPJP1989


  • 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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